Stupidly Drunk.

Whether partaking in wine, beer or spirits, imbibing in alcoholic beverages is part of a time-honored tradition of celebration for centuries — but some individuals can get substantially more than a little carried away.

Stupidly Drunk.

While people associated with ZorkFest 2018 — if you did not attend, you missed a really good time; and I missed seeing you there — were busy setting up a table for attendees of the Podcasters After Dark event to check in, another event was occurring in the next ballroom. Dressed to impress in suits and skimpy cocktail dresses with heels, boisterous male and female college students were having a loud celebration…

hallway drunk vomit

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

…but things started to go horribly wrong when one man was seated on a couch and continuously vomiting. Two male friends and one female friend attempted to console and help him; but there was not much which they could do.

hallway drunk vomit

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Sadly, that couch was located just feet directly across the hall from the toilets. The man never made it. The carpet became the toilet that evening.

Thinking that the episode had concluded, the group eventually rejoined the rest of the party already in progress in the ballroom…

hallway drunk vomit

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

…only to have the man stagger back out of the ballroom minutes later; sit awkwardly in a chair out in the hallway; and vomit again. And again. And yet again — accompanied by unmistakably loud grunting and heaving sounds, of course.

hallway drunk vomit

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

He was eventually escorted down the hallway from the pair of chairs found in the upper left corner of the photograph shown above towards the aforementioned toilet — which would be in the direction of the camera on that night — leaving a trail of vomit in his wake.

hallway drunk vomit

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

This is a photograph showing a closer view of the ZorkFest 2018 placard on the table, which is shown in the photograph at the top of this article — as well as the chair on the right in the background in which the person who was drunk vomited.

Ironically, no alcoholic beverages were sold or served at the event.

Employees of the hotel property finally eventually cleaned up the mess — but not before people walked through it. Even one couple had unknowingly stood in it and started “making out”, with the guy wanting someone to document their torrid session with photographs.


Perhaps getting a buzz or some other feeling from having a drink can help to relieve stress, become less inhibited, and lead to more relaxation — but this guy took it way too far. Once a person drinks so much that he cannot handle it and adversely affects other people in the process while simultaneously endangering his health, that person becomes a significant problem. Instead of having a good time, some people were spending their party time attempting to help this man recover from what was an avoidable situation. Others were becoming disgusted at the sheer sight of him vomiting continuously.

I simply do not see a reason for a person to become so inconsiderate and irresponsibly drunk — but if he or she must do so, it should not be at the expense of others.

All photographs ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

5 thoughts on “Stupidly Drunk.”

  1. David says:

    What is the purpose of this post? A guy got drunk at a conference. It happens everyday. What makes this particular event interesting enough to write about?

  2. WR says:

    I guess I’m confused. What do you expect from Vegas? And what do you really expect to learn at such an event that you cannot readily learn from blogs, reddit, and such? I’m curious how much you payed for that nonsense.

  3. MM says:

    I don’t understand why this article was written, and including pictures of the couch and chairs. I was afraid you were going to take a picture of the toilet. You stood and watched and counted the number of vomits?

  4. CarolinaBeaches says:

    I feel clickbaited. Nothing better to offer from Zorkfest?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      If I included ZorkFest in the title of the article, I would agree with you, CarolinaBeaches.

      I intend to report on ZorkFest 2018, as I took plenty of photographs — and it was a success.

      Please stay tuned…

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