Last month’s cover story, “The Keg Party,” generated a lot of response, the most common comment being, “How do I join this party?”
Answer: get an official Portland Keg Party membership card, sign it and carry it with you everywhere you drink. Keg Party board members will be distributing these cards in Portland bars during normal happy hours, some of which will be offering drink specials to card-carrying members. You can also pick one up at We Hate T-Shirts’ new retail location across from the Eastland Park Hotel — on High Street, naturally — where you’ll find official Keg Party t-shirts, too.
Membership is free, but you must be at least 18 or 18-looking to join.
Finally, we must tip our glasses to Maine political columnist Al Diamon for first conceiving of a “keg party” as a satirical political entity. (Google Al’s August 2005 Politics and Other Mistakes column “If you don’t start drinking, I’m gonna leave.”) The views of the state Keg Party Al made up are not necessarily the views of the Portland Keg Party, but they might be. You’ll have to ask that party’s chairman, Anheuser “Sterno” Bowels. We hear he’s drinking up in Carrabassett Valley these days.
— Chris Busby