They said that consuming alcohol makes you forget things.
It makes you experience that happy state of mind.
That state which you crave to be in.
To be in when you are gutted by the realities of life.
The harsh realities of life.
And hence I thought, why not?!
But then, in a crowd of friends dancing in the room, some words whispered in my ears, some wise words;
"Don't drink to the extent you are not in your sense, because after some time the real fun will begin".
I looked behind to check who it was, found none. Maybe it was that angel who is always behind me to watch me , guide me, and makes sure I "enjoy" life.
I had no other option than to refrain myself from being out of my senses. I kept a watch on the time. It was half an hour passed the time when I heard those wise words.
An hour passed. The scenes had changed, but not much. The people who were initially dancing, were in a state of dumbness. The people who were silently drinking in the beginning had now entered the scene, swaying to the trance being played.
And then the action started, the people made chaos.
Started talking like crazy.
Wanted to have sex with each other (well that is what they said, none actually took a step ahead in take aspect, THANK GOD).
There were many people who started acting crazy, the sane people, the people who I never knew could do stuff they were doing.
What was best for me was to act like them, like being intoxicated. Dance in their style. Be accepted by them.
One of the friends was in such a mood that he liked everyone that day, at time time of the night.
"Hey You! I like you! You are my friend! You are my brother!" hugged and repeated the same to the next person he met.
One person whom we didn't know that he knew Hindi started abusing in Hindi.
For all I know now, after being intoxicated, you start abusing in a language you never speak.
Well alcohol does give you superpowers like that.
Then there were people playing Table Tennis and Badminton and laughing at the fact that they saw 4 balls and 4 shuttles.
I knew the fun times had begun now, dancing with them, I was accepted as a fellow drunk buddy.
A group of friends decided to go for a stroll.
Walking besides them, making sure they don't fall down and at the same time walking in their fashion, a few steps forward then a step at the side and making sure you are falling but don't fall. I was indeed having a tough task to do as also with 2-3 other friends who were doing what I was.
Just then one of the friend saw a pipe and said "Haila Saap (Snake)"!
And then was the most EPIC line by the someone who is still teased at on this. He replied, "Areey woh sada saap (simple snake) hai! Nagoba (Cobra) nahi! Woh katega nahi! SHOOOO SAAAP SHOOOO".
Then there was a phase where we wanted to laugh, we the people who were just acting our way through the night. We tried to control, looked at each other and burst out laughing.
And just then, there, everyone knew we were not in a state we claimed to be in.
This and a lot more things happened, some of which I don't remember, maybe because I was a little drunk afterall, slowly came to an end.
Everyone vomiting and going to sleep.
And then was the most difficult part, being in senses and sleeping in a room full of vomit.
But there are some things you can do for friends!
And that was my experience of the first night around drunk people.
I knew these things happens, just that I had never seen it.
And maybe, just maybe, that voice was my own inner voice!
You may never know, even if I know it :P