On many an occasion, when this particular writer was in his mid-to-late 20s (memories fade), there were blipping and bleeping moments of reckless narcotic abandon at certain nightclubs in Orlando, some of them involving buckets of blue liquor and a lot of ridiculously flared jeans. Sit right down on the stoop and I’ll tell you about what we used to call “raves,” son. They were awesome! These days, as every holiday approaches, many of your parents break out their glowsticks (those are plas- tic pieces of fluorescent light activated by cracking them, boy) for a dance back into the romance of swirling debauchery and surprisingly charming camaraderie, typically while wearing bright old clothes that might embarrass you. Wait, is our Big Chill
a giant rave? Perish the thought. At any rate, the AAHZ phenomenon at the Beacham is giving itself a “Decade” sequel on New Year’s Night (because hair of the dog?) and Rabbit in the Moon’s David Christophere is headlining, along with stalwarts DJ Icey, Kimball Collins, Dave Cannalte and Chris Porter. Five hours of regrets are certain to follow, so you obviously have to be there. Rave. ’Til. Dawn (or 2 a.m., really).
9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1 | The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | aahzdecade.com