If you were in Los Angeles at the end of March, you were at Hennypalooza. Since I was there and I wasn’t sure what to expect besides Henny and a palooza, I’ve gathered some advice. Here’s some tips for the ladies on attending Hennypalooza and how to deal with opposite sex when you get there.
You’re Getting Hit On
Like it or not, you’re going to be hit on at Hennypalooza. Try to be just a little bit friendly and cordial to folks because it’s not that serious. Everybody is drunk, it’s not you. You don’t have the juice. Okay, maybe you do have the juice like that, but everybody is either drunk or has a nice buzz going, so try to be a little understanding.
The same person offered me his number 3 times and every time I said, “No, thanks,” he lifted up his shirt to show me his abs. Needless to say, I never took his number. I’m not looking for a personal trainer. It was funny, so who cares? Be mentally prepared.
He Seemed Cool @ Hennypalooza
If and when you meet a man at the function who seems “cool”, make sure you’re sober before you make your assessment. Before you say yes to a date with somebody you met at Hennypalooza, make sure you’ve verified the individual on at least 2 social networks. Why? A person who seemed cool while you were buzzin’ on Saturday might seem whack at dinner on Wednesday. Get it? Do your research, ladies.
The ratio of men to women is actually nice, so if you’re on the prowl there’s plenty of options. I was too busy getting refills of Hennessy to work the room like that, but don’t be like me. Don’t get yourself tied down with somebody you meet in the first 5 minutes of getting in because there’s plenty more to see.
What Should I Wear?!
It’s not a club and it’s not Vegas, so you don’t need to dress to the nines. I saw some of my fellow ladies walking around like newborn deers or even barefoot (ew, ew, ew) by the end of party. You don’t need to go all out. I wore Chucks and shorts and felt totally comfortable. Obviously, if you want to take your outfit to the next level, you can. I’m just saying, be comfortable. You don’t want to be hiking your skirt down all night or walking around barefoot in puddles of Hennessy.
Obviously, have a good time, make new friends, and try not to throw up! We don’t want you wheeled out in a wheelchair, that’s a bad look for you. Okay, that was a unisex piece of advice, but drink plenty of water earlier in the day or even at the event. Also, take an Uber or a Lyft. You don’t need the added stress of a DUI in your life.
LA’s Hennypalooza was the day before Easter, so you can see how that posed a bit of a problem for me. Thankfully, I made it to church the next day. I kept telling myself, “If Jesus rose from the dead, I can rise from this hangover!”
Anyway, have fun, and drink up!