Pre Bastille Day Party in Paris

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Pre Bastille Day Group photo :)

So we get to Paris on July 13th, and after getting settled we head out for the pre-bastille day festivities in Bastille Square.  We all armed ourselves with our alcohol of choice, me with my Frangelico, Derek had his Jameson...There was some electro bands playing on stage but to be honest they all sucked.  Our group began to drink and dance, soon realizing that even though the square was packed, the french have backed off us and we had quite a lot of space... At one moment Derek broke out his Irish Dancing, and I started dancing the traditional russian dance, oh i hope there is no video of this lol.

For some reason, right when the clock struck midnight and it officially became Bastille Day, the party was OVER!  Everyone and I mean everyone dispersed, the cleaning trucks entered and all the heads turned to the right where a French man was getting beaten up by about 3 police officers.

Tongues and more Tongues
  Derek and I already quite abit enibriated started running toward the action to get a better look, with our alcohol in hand, apparently while yelling "riot!"  Just as I get about 3m away from the man getting pummeled and jump on the nearest bench for a better look, another policeman starts swinging his batton violently at others telling them to back away, Derek and I quickly realize we should back off to safer waters.

So our party goes back to Lori's hotel room where more drinking ensues, which brings me to go and get some of the best Kebabs ever... Alot of alocohol later, Lori ends up drinking a bit too much and the following classic exchange occurs:

Bondy: "Lori are you okay?"

Me: "That is a stupid question"

Derek: "Do you want your Kebab?"

Now to alot of you the previous conversation doesn't make any sense, but to everyone in the room it was freaking hilarious :) We originally bought 2 Kebabs, and Ruby ended up eating the majority of both! Then later in the night, while Ruby played with the video portion of her camera, there was an impromptu MC Hammer Danceoff between me and Derek haha

More alcohol and more kebabs later, it was 6 am and time to get some sleep....

 

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
derekbilldaly says:
The problem is that one of the girls defo has the video of our hybrid Irish-Russian dance!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
sheba124 says:
Wth Jeff kebabs, bathrooms, interesting
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008
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Pre Bastille Day Group photo :)
Pre Bastille Day Group photo :)
Tongues and more Tongues
Tongues and more Tongues
Take 2
Take 2
Derek telling some Irish story
Derek telling some Irish story
what I say?
what I say?
Hey give back my Frangelico
Hey give back my Frangelico
Smile, what Ruby SMILE!
Smile, what Ruby SMILE!
The bands sucked
The bands sucked
Billy Idol face lol
Billy Idol face lol
More Irish stories lol
More Irish stories lol
???
???
Derek and his Orangina :)
Derek and his "Orangina" :)
Lori talking to her sister back ho…
Lori talking to her sister back h…
Derek talking to Loris sister, I …
Derek talking to Lori's sister, I…
Bondy talking to Loris sister :)
Bondy talking to Lori's sister :)
Derek about before being abused by…
Derek about before being abused b…
Derek after
Derek after
About ready to go out to Bastille …
About ready to go out to Bastille…
Cheese!
Cheese!
Me and Derek
Me and Derek
Party!
Party!
Let the Party begin
Let the Party begin
Mine Frangelico
Mine Frangelico
Important to Lori: Journal
Import…
Important to Lori: Journal Impor…
Ben said he wanted to be left alone
Ben said he wanted to be left alone
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