It’s that time of the year. That time of year when the sad and unhappy among us must watch helplessly as images of jolly fat men, laughing children, caroling coworkers, and festooned shopping extravaganzas are thrust mercilessly at us. Who can possibly save us from all this crap, we ask?
Our answer: Robert Smith.
Yes, Robert Smith. The gloomy chap dressed all up in black. He’s not likely to be riding a sleigh, but I could totally see him coming down someone’s chimney covered in soot. And then probably eating all your cookies and milk. Only a man brilliant and gloomy enough to pen Disintegration (aka the best unapologetically sad winter album OF ALL TIME) can get us through this holiday. Santa Smith is here!
Santa Smith will be on premises, looking not at all jolly in a red suit (though he may be able to pull off the bowl full of jelly bit) and will hand out crap presents to boys and girls who may or may not have been good. We’ll have some awful Christmas decorations, some angry elves (would those be dwarves? no, the height thing would still be an issue), some crappy mistletoe that you can look longingly at pictures of your ex under (you’ll almost believe that they are real), and drink specials, because Christmas. All that and we’re going to play TONS AND TONS of songs by the Cure. All the good ones you rarely hear like “Jumping Someone Else’s Train,” and “Burn,” and all the ones you always hear because you love them. Okay and maybe a Christmas tune or two.
ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS THE CURE – a Feeling Gloomy pan-holiday Cure party
+ Santa Robert Smith will be on hand, and will give out terrible gifts
+ Our sad mistletoe will probably just make you more depressed, and so will our other decorations
+ Holiday drink specials (hooray!)
+ All of the songs by the Cure you’d ever want to hear at a dance party, plus some remotely festive (but gloomy!) holiday tunes, and all of your other anglophilic gloomy faves, courtesy of your hosts, Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom (who are surely getting coal in their stockings this year)
The Party That Brings a Tear to Your Eye
Sat Dec 20th September at Grand Victory
+ 3rd Saturdays every month
@ Grand Victory, 245 Grand St
betw. Driggs & Roebling
L to Bedford / G to Lorimer
11pm – 4am
Dress to depress
Tickets: $6 door – $4 advance tickets coming soon
Join the Feeling Gloomy FB group for invites + missives of despair