[SantaCon 2013 via EVG reader Steven Sonnenblick]
SantaCon, the annual charity event beloved by all save for a few curmudgeons who don't like to have fun, is apparently bypassing the East Village/Lower East Side this year.
This year's destination on Dec. 13? Bushwick, as Bushwick Daily first reported today.
So far, it looks like bar owners there are psyched, as they should be.
One bartender told Bushwick Daily:
“I’ve worked on SantaCon while bartending in the East Village. It’s the absolute worst thing ever. Worse than Saint Patrick’s Day! I literally can’t believe it’s coming to Bushwick!” he continued. “I can’t think of anyone that would let drunk vomiting Santas into their bars in this hood. I’m guessing they will be aimlessly walking around.”
As you know, most of the Santa-clad revelers are on their best behavior… of course there are always one or two bad apples as you'd expect in any crowd. (Good God! That Armory Show last year!)
Anyway, Christmas came early here.
Per Jessica Roy at Daily Intelligencer:
East Village bars, which have long fought to ban the daytime bar crawl and will be spared this year's vomit puddles, must have made Santa's Nice List this year.