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Friday, July 15, 2005
Dharmic Party Crashing
One of the favorite practices of the contemporary American right is to slam Hollywood. I have no brief for Hollywood (though I respect individual people in Hollywood and have noted the right's hypocrisy for slamming it) but one thing I love about Hollywood is that they know how to throw a party. Tom Arnold in Fade In magazine: "No one ever helps their acting career by going to cool Hollywood parties."
The Rules of Party/Event Crashing
If you're planning to crash a private party, go to a wine shop. Find a
nice bottle of wine and ask the wine shop owner what is special about it. When you get to the party give it to the host/hostess and explain what is special about it. After that, the issue of whether you were invited is no longer an issue.
Use deception to get in but once you're in, be yourself. You'll feel better in the morning.
Ethical bounds of embellishment when rapping with women: This was my problem with Wedding Crashers, not the hooters shown in the film. Wilson and Vaughn's characters were caddish with women. I think it's better to be honest. It's one thing to puff yourself up a bit but be true to yourself and treat the female party guests with respect.
If you crash a party given by a studio, eat, drink, and be merry, but generously tip bartenders and servers.
If there are gift bags being given out at a party (common practice for premiere after-parties), make sure there are enough for the invited party guests before you take one.
If you see a guy you want to talk business to and he's talking to a woman, don't interrupt his rap. This is a good rule in general: Don't interrupt another man's rap.
When you crash a party, give more than you take. It's about the people; show people you are the type of person they would like to work with and associate with.
In short, be a good person. As the great sages Bill and Ted say, be excellent to each other and party on!