|Dressed for the White Party on Arenas|
Perhaps the most-talked-about line this week comes from the Desert Sun: "The variety has as much to do with satisfying the wants of party goers in their 40s and 50s as well as those in their 20s and 30s, as much as it’s creating a weekend of events as diverse as the gay community itself."
What exactly can you make from that? Isn't the White Party an event that goes to the wee hours of the morning, a time when most fifty-somethings are in a deep sleep, which is one activity that twenty-somethings simply don't do this weekend?
This weekend the snap judgements about age simply don't work, but that doesn't mean that the issue isn't the one most talked about by locals all over town.
The real question everyone's wondering about is: How old is old? In this town, the answer isn't what it is in the hipster inner core of most cities--old here...is, well, way past seventy. Old there is forty. It's all relative.