Geek Speak – Vacant Lansing 2: The Fresh Party of South Lansing
The second Vacant Lansing event is this Saturday–but only for those who were willing to put their plans to see The Dark Knight Rises on hold for another 24 hours.
(As of Wednesday evening, tickets are still available)
While I don’t know every detail about the event, I have been sent a few emails with clues. Said emails make reference to His Royal Freshness, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (as in, “Yo homes to–“) when it came to suggestions of attire. Another had a link to the video for This is How We Do It on YouTube, which perhaps hints at the soundtrack for the evening.
All signs point to this round of Vacant, to use the vernacular of our times, “Gettin’ all ’90s up in here.” I shall adorn my overalls with the one undone strap, dust off my Kid n’ Play mix tape, and find my Charlotte Hornets baseball cap.
The last bit of intelligence hints at a kind of team aspect to the party, and attendees are encouraged to converge on South Lansing clad in their respective colors. Part of me hopes the teams and colors mean Vacant 2 will actually be a faithful reenactment of Nickelodeon Guts or Legends of the Hidden Temple. I believe my team color is red, which is great. Red, as we know, is the color of passion, the Detroit Red Wings, and of course, the Red Jaguars.
Rumors suggest this round is more of a family affair, which should add an interesting dynamic to the already mysterious event, especially if the booze flows as freely as it did last time (for the record, it was BYOB). If adult beverages will be served, that remains to be seen.
We were instructed to bring ‘cash money’ in the most recent email, including quarters. Does this mean arcade games? IT BETTER. If’n I have to burn my
bail money laundry quarters, it had better be for some arcade action.
Now, to pick out my most outrageous red t-shirt. I have one which depicts Han Solo and Chewbacca, drawn in the style of Calvin & Hobbes, riding a toy-sized Millennium Falcon. Laugh, but the Fiancée bought it for me.
I am rather excited about this event. The first Vacant Lansing was a highlight of the past year: unique, original, and anything but vacant.
Daniel J. Hogan doesn’t really miss the 1990s, except for seasons four and five of The Simpsons. And the entire run of The Critic, Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs, and The Tick. For more jokes about the ’90s (maybe) read his comic and humor blog, Clattertron. Follow Daniel on Twitter, @danieljhogan.