Today I received an invite to a NYE bash in the City. Oh, but this is not just any overpriced New Year's Eve celebration, it is only for Ivy Leaguers.
The event is creatively titled "The Ivy New Year's Ball.” I like to refer to it as "New Year's for Elitists." I mean, celebrating New Year's Eve with someone who, say, went to NYU instead of Columbia is a terrible way to start off 2007. Nothing says bad luck like not having someone to kiss when the ball drops or even worse, kissing someone from a "less prestigious" academic institution.
Last year it was held at the Princeton Club but this year it has moved to the New York Hotel. I bet the old folks, uh I mean guests, at the Princeton Club were riled up that their nine o'clock martini was interrupted. The move is understandable. The last time I was at the Cornell Club in NYC I thought they were going to throw me out for being under the age of 50. I guess my unlined face and good looks unnerved them!
So back to the matter at hand, other than being surrounded by people who think they are better than common folk, are they any more reasons to attend? Well, the event company does list "complementary bottled water" as a perk. Wow, what a fabulous bonus! These promoters read my mind: the perfect NYE = High Strung Type A's + Water!
The only justification for the 150-dollar price tag is the open bars. Gosh, I would have to be wasted to voluntarily hang out at the Ivy Ball.
Get your business cards ready... it's almost time to network/celebrate the New Year! As for me, I will be partying with the commoners...