Newsflash: Singles don’t really like Valentine’s Day. The constant barrage of questions from friends, co-workers, or even worse, your mother, about your plans are enough to drive anyone insane. And then you have to listen to couples talk about what hot new restaurant they’re going to. How could you not be bitter?

Well, the good people at Two Fish Events made a stand against the V-Day absurdity at the Music Farm on Monday night. Couples and singles alike showed up to express their distaste for the Hallmark holiday. The night rolled along with constant stage shows, games, people getting spanked, and ice luge shots. It seemed like every time we turned around we were being handed treats from the Generation XXX girls or being engaged by a member of the ever-sexy Lowcountry HighRollers.

Dusty Slay, the evening’s master of ceremonies, kept the party rolling right along between stage acts with a good dose of bitter comedy. There were dance-offs and a girl-on-girl make-out contest along with a performance from Bizarro Burlesque, which made me feel like an 18-year-old boy being seduced by an extremely hot older woman. The Stripsters drove the ladies in the crowd wild with a balanced dose of comedy and sexuality.

Last to take the stage was Dante’s Camaro, Charleston’s outlandish cover band. The lead singer’s Rick Flare-inspired insults and cockiness were clever and spot-on. The band’s choice of songs were a perfect mix for a boozy and bitter crowd. F*ck Valentine’s Day was a success — you couldn’t ask for a better party to anti-celebrate such a terrible holiday. 

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