What a crazy Memorial weekend at Dewey Beach. I can't really go into detail about what happened, as this is a public forum, but I will try to do my best to piece together the events that transpired. For me, the weekend went pretty much as I expected it to. I've never been a guy who likes these type of events, and the weekend really didn't do anything to change my mind. At the same time, I am really glad I went, and I thought the group of people, save one or two, really made the experience enjoyable.
This was not the house to be in for a person that can't take a joke. The whole weekend was one joke or insult after the other. It was all in good fun though, and everyone was pretty easy going about what was said. By the end of the weekend it looked like a tornado had swept through the house. What do you expect when twelve 20 something guys stay in a house for a weekend? The good news is no one got arrested or seriously injured. Though Pogo's deep gashes on his back made it look like he had been in a fight with a mountain lion.
Let's start with the cast of characters that attended. We had an extremely eclectic group with a diverse range of personalities. You had your crazy ragers in Pogo, Ricky, and Greenwich. You had your laid back people in Koplow, Carlos, Sinan, myself, Kydin, and Kareem, and you had everything in between with Chandler and Tony. The great thing about this group was that everyone could combine their different personalities to create an all together enjoyable experience. My favorite quotes from the weekend were Mathias yelling " He's a dick by the way" to a random guy sleeping on the couch with a girl who had been staying at our house. It was totally uncalled for and unnecessary, but memorable and a classic Mathias moment. The other quote was of course Pogo calling out Chandler's name repeatedly for what seemed like an hour. I could write a whole blog about Pogo's actions this weekend but I don't think it would be appropriate for a public audience.
I will never forget Koplow's crab dance which made him a Dewey Beach legend. We had half the Lighthouse bar crab dancing on Sunday night and even I got into the action. Who could forget Tony's flamboyant alter ego "Guillermo", which he played flawlessly. Huge props to Tony for having the balls to go out in public like that, especially at a place like Dewey, which isn't exactly San Francisco. Pogo was probably the MVP of the weekend. Whether that is a good or bad thing is for you to judge. I can't go into detail about all his actions, but I think we may have seen a little too much of the Icelandic legend. Kareem gets the award for best one liners. He is a quiet guy, but when he does speak up it is always memorable.
For me, the weekend reaffirmed the fact that I am an "old man" at heart. I would have preferred days on the beach alone with just the sound of the ocean crashing against the sand to raging all day. However, I wouldn't have had the stories I have now, and I can honestly say it was an experience I will never forget.
I think it is important that you do things that are out of your comfort zone sometimes. I know for a fact I would've regretted it if I didn't go, and I will definitely have stories to look back on forever. The weekend could have turned out to be a disaster for me, but aside from a few moments I really enjoyed it. The Dewey Beach experiment was a success. It provided me a ton of memories and stories that will stay with me forever, while also reaffirming that I am past that stage of my life for the most part and ready to move on.
Thanks everyone for reading. For everyone who was there last weekend please feel free to write comments about your thoughts on the weekend and comment on the blog itself. Thanks for reading!