An Anthem to my twenties.

During my twenties, I was a bit of a bar rat, groupie, beach bum.  I was a teacher, I was single, and I spent the summer in Avalon, NJ with some of my best friends in the entire world. We played beer pong and flip cup, we did shots of SoCo and Lime, my mother was not impressed.  We stayed up all night and slept all day.

Here we are!  Playing Beer Pong, Avalon, NJ Circa 1998.

Here we are! Playing Beer Pong, Avalon, NJ Circa 1999.

In 1998 the Band Semisonic released Closing Time, it quickly became one of the most covered songs played, and ultimately ended the last set of most cover bands.  We would sing and dance, and slowly walk back home, more in love with our friendship than with the  single guys that paid us attention.

I was completely blow away when I saw this YouTube video of Dan Wilson performing Closing Time at his 25th College Reunion.  Mind Blown!    It is a little long, but well worth it, and it is still a favorite song of mine, one I just asked my husband if he would learn to play on the guitar.  One that now has a new and completely mature, no beer pong meaning.

Check out this YouTube video. Don’t have 10 minutes, start watching at 3:30.

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