Monday, May 4, 2015
Explore racial stereotypes and try to drink past them at Backbooth for White Trash Bash III: Cinco de Drinko
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM
10 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 | Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St. | 407-999-2570 | backbooth.com
If you’re like us, you appreciate the American co-opting of the minor Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo because it’s a reason to pound Patrón on a Tuesday and that’s basically like half your job, but you’re a little skeeved out by all the casual racism that surrounds the usual celebration: sombreros, fake mustaches, dickheads decked out in brownface. But this year Backbooth is flipping the script for the more socially conscious drunkards out there. They’re throwing one of their White Trash Bashes, full of drinking and chugging contests sponsored by PBR, throwing an all-star band on stage to perform mariachi-style covers of classic punk songs and, the best part, having a white-people costume contest. Come dressed as fratty or preppy as you can – think cargo shorts, sleeveless tees, painters caps, Lilly Pulitzer dresses; bonus points for anything associated with the band Sublime – and try to out-Chad or out-Stacy the rest of the attendees. Then, you know, get hammered and lose your keys because that’s what Cinco de Mayo’s really all about.