Friday, December 10, 2010
Performance, Packing and Parties for the Perretts
Packing: Because it takes a month to clean and pack a house that's been fully lived in for a year!
But the Big Party Bash of the year was hosted by none other than Eli, who was determined to top his 15th birthday party he had here last August, with The Going Away Party to Be Remembered.
Preparations began days in advance, as meticulous "invitation only" guest lists were drawn up, revised, rewritten, and carefully scrutinized.
Bouncers were recruited ("Dad", plus "Dad's biggest friend", were hired to man the front entrance, to ensure no "party crashers" busted though Security...).
Premises were readied: decks swept, rooms cleared, bedrooms locked and barricaded, liquor hidden. Strobe lights were strung and a disco ball that survived the 70's was hung in the center of the garage- cleared and scrubbed to serve as a dance floor.
And exacting sound checks were made on the IPod stereo system by two seasoned sound technicians. It went something like this:
"DAD!!! IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH!!!"
"DAD!!! I SAID IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH!!!!".....