g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Monday, January 22, 2007

the fights and the gay bar,
an anthropological study

rob b hood

friday was an accidental study in cultural anthropology; as is often the case.

here's how it went down:

first i went to boxing.
down the stairs, under the church in the hall at st. paul.
DJs spinning old-school hip hop, Xboxes with boxing games (ali vs. ali!) and around me, guys guys guys.
boys, men. gentlemen. males. the air thick with testosterone, aggression and energy.
beer, pharoahe monch, more beer.
it was really fun.
and then afterward i went downtown to meet some people at mr. black.
down the stairs and under the restaurant.
where again, i was surrounded by guys guys guys.
the air was choked with testosterone, aggression and energy.
boys, men, gentlemen, males. a guy in a unitard offered up a round tray of shots, and we all took one, not knowing what it was.
it was really fun.

rituals, gathering of tribes, kinship, clothing as identity, etc.
there will be a quiz later.

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