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Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Date: Aug 28 2001

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In the U.S. there are many traditions that happen with weddings. One is the bachelor party, which signifies the last time the man will be single with his friends.
As you can imagine, these parties can get crazy. The man’s friends will usually try to get him to do things he won’t be able to do when he’s married. Usually there are women involved in some way.
I went to my first bachelor party last weekend. We didn’t do anything too bad, but still had a good time. Below, you can hear a conversation I had with Migs about it.

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John

John

Migs

John:  You ever been to a bachelor party?

Migs:  Yeah, I’ve been to one or two. What about you?

John:  I just went to my first one last weekend in Tahoe.

Migs:  Oh, how was it?

John:  Oh, it was a great time.

Migs:  Like, crazy, wild, gambling, girls – all that kind of stuff?

John:  Yeah, you know, I mean, it’s the last party before he gets married and, um, we try to get him to do all those things he’s not going to be able to do once he’s hitched.

Migs:  So, were there a lot of girls involved or was it…

John:  Not with us. Actually we were kind of mellow that way but there were other girls there on bachelorette parties.

Migs:  Oh right! Those are so much fun!

John:  Yeah. I mean it was the first time I had seen those, too, and they kinda ran around doing a scavenger hunt like thing.

Migs:  So give me an example.

John:  Well, usually the girl will wear a veil like she’s getting married so everyone knows that it’s her, and they’ll have her asking… she’ll have to go and ask men different things and she’ll have to dance on the bar and things like that, so it’s basically just a chance for all her friends to, kind of, make her do crazy things.

Migs:  And, like, embarrass her.

John:  Exactly.

Migs:  So, who went to the bachelor party? Was it just, like, family and friends or what?

John:  Yeah, it’s usually the best friends of the people getting married so, and in this case it was the wedding party. You know, the people who are actually going to be in the ceremony.

Migs:  Oh. So there was just like five or six people?

John:  Yeah, because it was out of town, um, it’s, he didn’t want to have a huge party. It was just his best friends, so we had a great time.

 

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Discussion

Do you have similar traditions in your country? I’ve heard stories from other members about wild parties before marriage. If you have an experience like this, please come to the “Life Goes On” Message Board and share with us!
Now, on to the quiz. Good luck!
Your American friend,
John

 

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