But so it goes for those looking for a party on Saturday night.
Over at Merlins the notoriously naughty crew from Nasty Nymphs Productions are throwing their fourth annual Mardi Gras party. DJ Loki will be on the decks throwing down house music, while Whistlers wildest girls go crazy trying to earn their beads. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. and itll cost ya $5 to get in.
Down the hill at the GLC Saturday night DJ Mr. Fister is celebrating his birthday at the other end of the spectrum with a nerd party.
Lets face it, pretty much everyone in Whistler is cool, attractive and fit, making a room full of nerds ironically hilarious. Dont be too insecure to look stupid. Dont go sexy-schoolgirl. Thats just not the point. For one night you are free to be the biggest, nerdiest dork alive. Go for it. Dont let your musical education instructor and party host Mr. Fister down.
The nights sound will be eclectic-electro and breaks from Mr. Fister and special guest DJ Zeddicus from Salt Lake City. Doors are at 9 p.m. and itll cost ya $5 to get in. Adding to the bizarro-vibe of the night nerds get VIP treatment over the cool, pretty people in line. Take that, jock-o!
Nerds versus Mardi Gras...
Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
Cajun Heat Zydeco Beat (Various Artists)
Two words: pocket protector.
She-male makeup and Marie Antoinette wigs for the old-school gents. For the gals, two words: no bra.
Calculator. The bigger the better.
Beaded necklaces. The more the better.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) Standing the test of time as the ultimate nerd movie a plucky fraternity of dorks, nerds and generally unpopular college kids take on their sadistic jock oppressors and win. Yes! Lambda Lambda Lambda forever! Honourable mentions: Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Rushmore (1998), Weird Science (1985).
Easy Rider (1969) Its been said that director Dennis Hopper had pretty much lost it by the time the iconic counterculture road movie reached New Orleans and that the Mardi Gras party footage and the subsequent graveyard acid scene were improvised, which gives them an almost documentary-like quality. Its sadder the second time to watch Captain America and Billy walk wide-eyed through the streets of Mardi Gras knowing its their last night on earth. Honourable mentions: Point of No Return (1993), Dracula 2000 (2001), Girls Gone Wild: Mardi Gras 2K3 (2003).