Black Party ’Rites XXXIII’: Turning Japanese
1) If you’re planning on changing, bring a big bag that your coat can fit into. For a nice tip, the coat check staff will be happy to let you retrieve it and then return it. We suggest: mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrush; sunglasses; and at least a change of socks if you’re staying more than four hours.
2) Wear street clothes over your outfit or change once you get there.
3) Don’t bring your wallet, but bring your primary-care physician’s business card; one piece of nonessential ID or card with your address and home phone; a non-credit, pin-access-only ATM card; a Metro card (for the subway, just in case).
4) We don’t know why someone would bring his wallet or credit cards, but be sure to check them. You’ll have to check your phone, because what goes on inside Roseland stays inside Roseland.
5) That also means that you will not blab to your friends or (especially) the media if you see someone famous having some fun (We’ll be there anyway - EDGE always has the scoop). That also goes for co-workers or your best friend’s boyfriend.
6) Don’t plan on doing the whole party. No one does. Some people like to watch the party grow. Some like the peak. Some like the down trip.
7) New York State mandates no alcohol sold between 4 a.m. and noon on Sunday. New York tap water is very clean; nearly anyone can drink it. There will be fresh fruit at all the bars, and the back bar will have free coffee and cookies. Caffeine and carbs - the perfect pick-me-up!
8) You probably won’t need their services, but scope out where medics are (usually to the right of the main stage). If you see someone in trouble, take him there.
9) When you first get on the dance floor, pick a spot where you and your friends can meet up in case people get lost (or wander away). Don’t waste the party looking for anyone. Your boyfriend is over 21. He can take care of himself.
10) If you’re going home with a stranger or strangers, introduce them to someone you know.