Last month my friend, Shana, held her annual birthday cape party bar crawl. This was the fifth time she’s held it and the second time I’ve attended.
Whenever I tell people I’m going to a cape party they are always perplexed. Which I don’t really understand. Who says only superheroes and children can wear capes? Why wouldn’t you want to gather a group of friends and day drink whilst wearing a cape?
It was so much fun. Even though I only made it for a few hours and 3 bars due to extreme exhaustion leftover from brother’s wedding festivities and travelling.
We started in the party room at Shana's apartment building for sandwiches, cupcakes, and drinks.
Then we walked to the first bar. Walking down the street, as a group, wearing capes, really should be experienced by every one at some point in life.
The first bar we attracted the attention of several kids, which is always fun.
Pit stop on the way to the second bar to pet the doggie. Such a good doggie.
At the second bar everyone engaged in some beer pong. I subbed in for a round and drank water.
The third bar was farther away so some raced and some, like those in high heels, ambled. As we got closer, one caper spotted a fellow caper dancing in the road, and skipped to join him. You just have to love it.
The third bar brought another drinking game which I was terrible at. Ping pong balls are just too light and too hard to aim.
The third bar is also where I became the Wearer of The Worst. Shana had buttons that we all put funny sayings and titles on and one was The Worst. Shana got it for buying a round of drinks, Christian got it for yawning, and I got it for being the last to walk in the bar.
My costume was one I had thought of in January: Superstorm Hurricane Sandy from Grease.
Sadly, pretty much no one got it without explanation. They thought I was a lego, a dice, or that I was just supporting equality. Which is ok, because I do support equality.
My hair was nuts to start and then feel steadily throughout the day, of course. Since it required me to sleep with my hair all pinned up, it also may have had something to do with my exhaustion.
I'm sad this is the last year Shana will be doing this, but have no doubt she'll have something equally if not more ridiculous and fun next year. As she said in her thank you email afterward, it's just so nice to have people in your life who will willingly and happily don capes for you. Friends are good like that.