[Last week we told you about a random group of white people who threw Blue Ivy a fake baby shower, complete with fake Beyonce and fake Blue Ivy. We has no idea who these people were or why they did it. Luckily we have the Internet to solve these mysteries for us! Drew contacted me to let me know this was his party, there was a perfectly reasonable explanation and he had more photos to share with us. We had a such a wonderful email exchange (which is such a rare thing on the interweb) I just had to post his response.]
At first glance, onlookers would not likely identify me as a Beyoncé fan.
Judging by appearances, many might initially describe me as a hipster – another college-aged white kid whose music selection is limited to Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, and bands that are so indie that no one else has heard of them. The style of my clothing might lead someone to believe that I am a thrift store shopping, organic produce-purchasing fan of white alternative music.
In actuality, while I do appreciate many musical styles, I could not identify a single Bon Iver song or differentiate most artists within the alternative genre.
Knowledge of where I was raised might prompt a different perception. I was born within thirty minutes of over six ski resorts in a state with five national parks that claims to have the “best snow on earth.”
It would be easy to assume that I am an avid outdoorsman with a passion for an array of winter sports.
The truth is, I have never been skiing or snowboarding. My parents do not care for the cold, and neither do I.
It is no wonder that many were puzzled by photographs from a recent party I held in honor of Beyoncé and newborn baby Blue. The comments in response to the article and accompanying photographs clearly demonstrated the numerous ways that the Beyoncé-themed event was perceived.
(Article continues with BONUS photos on the next page!)