since they invited you, does that mean they’re buying you drinks? GET DRUNK TBH
No, sadly, I had to pay. Buuuut the beer was really good and made up for the yuppie setting. They had a beer from Scotland called Skull Crusher and I just had to buy it for the name alone. However, it was damn sinful for them to charge me $10 for the bottle.
“Here’s the thing about the 1970s British and American punk scenes: they were every bit as misogynistic and race-exclusive as the society they claimed to stand counter to. And Styrene didn’t look the part of a punk — at the time, she was a mixed-race not-skinny avowed-feminist teenager with braces and day-glo old lady clothes, who later struggled with mental health issues. But Styrene embraced her role as punk’s conscience, both as critic and role model; she screamed down consumerism and magazine culture both inside and outside the scene, with a bullying shriek still heard in singers like latter-day feminist icon Kathleen Hanna.”—
“Poly Styrene, Multiracial Feminist Punk Icon, Dead at 53” by Channing Kennedy (via Colorlines)