I wasn’t a big fan of the 1980s. I vividly remember those awkward school years filled with “pegged” jeans, big hair, cheesy phrases and Day-Glo colors. It was a time when bland light lagers reigned, synthesizers filled the airwaves and John Hughes was the only person making movies.
I never thought the ’80s would come back to haunt me, but if it’s for a good cause and it involves lots of local beer, then I’m cool with it.
The 1st Annual Bellingham Brewers’ Ball is a 1980s-prom-themed event that promises to be totally tubular. There will be beer from all seven Whatcom County breweries, and your $15 admission covers your first two drinks, appetizers, dancing and entertainment by DJ Kitchen Sink, plus awkward prom photos.
So get working on your business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back mullet or your teased and hair sprayed work of wonder because ’80s prom costumes (or general ’80s costumes) are definitely advised and prizes will be awarded.
The Bellingham Brewers’ Ball will be held at The Majestic (1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham) on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. Purchase tickets at brewersball.brownpapertickets.com (21 and over only). All proceeds for this event will benefit the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade (stpatsbham.com), a non-profit that celebrates public safety personnel, sustainability and making Bellingham greener.
“We’re trying to raise money to make sure the St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues,” says Casey Diggs of Boundary Bay. “We also want it to grow and to become even more of a community-involved event.”