Friday, December 19, 2014

Black Eye Friday

                                                                         All end in beers

What can I tell you about the curiously named "Black Eye Friday" that you can't actually surmise from the title. After a beer or several the residents of the town usually end up brawling. So what's it all about then?


Once a year this strange phenomenon happens, the last main pay day for most folks before Christmas a little earlier than usual. Now most of us are used to being relatively civilised and seem capable of going on a Friday night, let your hair down pub crawl, end of the working week type of thing we normally do. Costumes, hats whatever maybe worn week in week out. So no change there. Black Eye Friday though all hell breaks lose, and the younger folks tend not to be the idiots involved. Oh no, it's those middle aged men who go out once a year, can't hold their beer, miffed at their lives who are fully intent on causing a brawl....ending up with mass punch ups, a few smashed windows, pubs barring people and probably more arrests than for the last six months. Also the next day you will pass these shame faced idiots sporting the badge of dubious honour....the black eye.... hence the name "Black Eye Friday." Thankfully this idiotic behaviour occurs once yearly but does make me wonder is this sort or event unique to our island?

7 comments:

B said...

See you later luv, have a good one.

William Kendall said...

Well the behaviour's not unique to there. I've got a real idiot of a former brother in law who gets himself drunk, argues with everyone, thinks he's right about everything, and has no idea how dumb he is. One of these days I'm expecting he'll buy the farm by getting in a fight.

Anonymous said...

Great night.

José Mendonça said...

:-) Happy Christmas, Jane.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You aren't kidding are you? At first I thought this was a joke post. Wow. No, I've never heard of a custom like this.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well, I should clarify my comment -- drinking too much is certainly something that happens here and everywhere I'm sure. And there are brawls and nasty people and certain bars that we'd never go into day or night etc etc. But to actually have a night that is known for that purpose, nope.

Mo said...

Its a weekly event here

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