It’s an event that happens but three times a year (in 2015, at least). That’s right, Friday the 13th is a celebrated occurrence among many Bushwickians, particularly those who frequent Catland. With this year’s first Friday the 13th falling right before Valentine’s Day, quite a few residents are taking the opportunity to see this as an excuse to bypass (OK)Cupid’s arrow altogether.
Lauren Dunttuchmi, a 22-year-old from Minnesota, seethed to The Burning Bush, “Why would anyone under 40 wanna celebrate Valentine’s Day? That’s, like, maybe the gayest thing I can think of, and I’m a lesbian. Why don’t you just go fucking see Fifty Shades of Grey while you’re at it?” Indeed, it seems the majority of Bushwickians are gravitating toward Friday the 13th over Valentine’s Day merely because it’s “edgier.”
Others echoed Dunttuchmi’s sentiments. In fact, there’s even a special Friday the 13th Bloody Massacre of Valentine’s Day Party being held at Bizarre tonight and tomorrow with red-themed drinks like Bloody Marys and alcohol-infused Shirley Temples. The anti-Valentine’s Day extravaganza was organized by Danny Heartbreaker, a 24-year-old bar back who believes “girlfriends are for pussies.” Elsewhere, you may also want to check out Kings County’s Friday the 13th-themed goth night on Saturday, where they’ll be playing My Bloody Valentine exclusively.
Written by Genna Rivieccio