Posted: Jun 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Me and my wife have been fighting about this...well,not really fighting...discussing. She's pretty logical and not prone to anger. I want to rent a room Friday and Saturday night but i only live about an hour away. She doesn't give a shit about whether I come home or not, she just doesn't see the point of me spending 250 bucks so I can get as drunk as I want. Last night she preceded to name all the ways that money could be better spent...fuck....married life.
You need to explain that this is your once-a-year opportunity to blow off steam by rocking out and getting (safely) shitfaced. Tell your wife that your life has changed and you have become a much more happy person since discovering all this garage rock. Your wife should WANT you to go to Gonerfest and spend a total of $400 on hotels, beer, BBQ, and a Golden Ticket. You will not have as much fun if you are sober. Being sober isn't the point of rock n roll. Getting drunk is essential to the Gonerfest experience. Also essential to Gonerfest is meeting other scumbags at the hotel. My wife and I have made a bunch of friends in the Artisan and the Red Roof. Good fucking friends like Gary from the UK and Canada Rob.
Tell your wife you love her and that you don't want to resent her for getting in the way of this. We all need a release and this is your release. I don't know your financial situation, but $400 is not a lot of money when it comes to an event that you will spend months looking forward, three days of great times, and months of trying to remember what happened. Worst case scenario, barter with the woman and tell her you'll do the laundry for a month or something like that.
To recap, here are your three points to get across:
1. A man's gotta blow off steam. This is your once-a-year opportunity.
2. A man's gotta bond with other dirtbags at Gonerfest and beer and hotels are essential to that sense of community.
3. Don't make me resent you, woman! We're a team here and I need this and I'll make it up to you.