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Friday Night Music Club: "Ruby Room"
Everyone gets that feeling, that one night everything will change. Sometimes we can't control our actions. We walk into bars after drinking all day and are obviously unfit to be standing.
Bouncers look at your ID for too long, things start to shift. Of course you're of age. Of course you're 'just here to meet some friends'. There's nothing out of order on your Friday Night.
(A truly chaotic rendition of the song Ruby Room live at the Bowery Ballroom in downtown NYC)
The Foxboro Hot Tubs are a little known side project of the mega famous punk rock band Green Day. Their only release was the retro-fabulous "Stop Drop and Roll". It's full of incredible songs, but one that sticks out on a hot Friday night in Northern California is none other than "Ruby Room", a song lovingly named after a dive bar in Oakland, California.
It's got red lights and cheap drinks, the perfect combination for disaster. Of course it was frequented by Green Day and their friends back in the day and now serves as a deep cut reference for fans.
"Going down to the Ruby Room / I'm gonna meet my doom."
This song isn't really about partying for partying's sake, it's about partying to forget. Maybe you just broke up with your significant other, or you lost your job and apartment. Maybe you have no idea what the hell you're doing.
"Like a shot gun I will travel / As the Pabst Blue Ribbon unravels."
Maybe you're in a strange place in your life where you don't know where your next dollar will be coming from. Might as well scrape the quarters out of the cupholder of the car you can't afford and spend them on beer. Drinking to remember is definitely not the same as drinking to forget.
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