an Issan Christmas

One of the local construction sites had arranged a big Christmas party for all the construction workers. Right in the middle of the steel girders and stacks of wood, they had erected a stage, with tables for all the people. Can you guess what kind of music they were playing?

Of course, it was Issan music!

There was a live band blasting Issan music, an MC, and lots of drunk happy people dancing. What’s cool about Issan people is they’re always ready to rock out some dance moves, which makes for much funner concerts than a bunch of Toronto hipsters standing around arms crossed because this “having fun” thing everyone keeps talking about would mess up their hairstyle.

In retrospect, I should have probably just skipped the party I was on my way to crash their party. Their party probably didn’t have English teachers bragging about how hard it was to not fuck their students. Actually, even staying home and listening to “Noam Chomsky deconstructs Christmas” would have probably been more fun, but hey, you live and learn.

1 Response to “an Issan Christmas”


  1. 1 ra ra February 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

    All country people are cooler than city folks. I think this is the damned truth! Get thee to the issan!


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