If you are from a region chillin out on the Pacific Ocean, then I assume you already know this like all the words to the Fresh Prince theme song. If you don’t, you have done something terribly wrong, fool.
No, it’s not what you get from discharging a firearm into a tin can out in the middle of the woods, you stonecold thug.
Kickbacks are basic to the west coast social scene, so for those of you who wish to chill like a real dude, listen the fuck up.
Step 1, there are no fucking steps dammit. Who the fuck would structure something meant to relax you? Look at that. If you read “step 1” and pulled out a notepad upon which you can attempt to capture chill’s essence, you are in the wrong mindset already, bruddah.
It’s simple, the whole point of a kickback is to do just that. Relax, god dammit.
Kickbacks are small to mid-range social gatherings with anywhere from a handful of people to a dozen or two of good homies. All you need is some good brews (if you wish to drink), good green (if you wish to pretend to be a steam engine for a night, which I sure you you will feel like after too many puffs), and most importantly some fucking chill music.
Don’t you dare put on LMFAO or you will be punching everyone else in the throat with your obvious need to show everyone how you’re such a party animal. Put on some old Nas, an album of Nujabes or J Dilla, or even some Bob Marley or Jack Johnson if you’re not much of a hip hop head.
After that, sit back and relax. Feel free to chat, this isn’t detention. At the same time, don’t feel over eager to force conversation. I don’t want to hear about how you chugged 30 beers in a minute while I’m trying to groove to some Kendrick Lamar.
If you must play drinking games, then by all means, beer pong is your go to. It can be a very relaxed game and done in small groups as only 4 people are needed. Don’t try to play King’s Cup if you’re some type-A-yell-over-everyone-so-I-can-get-everyone’s-fucking-attention kind of person. You will have ruined everything. Everything. Congratulations on yelling at the top of your lungs while the rest of us were having a jolly fucking time enjoying your prior silence.
Look, I’m not trying to be a dick. I just have seen people show up to kickbacks and ruin everything. I understand some people just may not be in to kickbacks because “it’s so lame you just sit around and don’t do anything.” You’re right we don’t. Now go have fun getting black out at some random club. I’m sure the toilets will keep you and your lunch from earlier in some great company.
Kickback 101, fool. Just do it or don’t. I don’t really give a fuck.