MEN'S FITNESS: Party Better in 2016

How to Party Better In 2016 and Beyond | Men's Fitness | By Christopher Hunt

When I sat down to talk to rocker and certified party guru Andrew W.K., I fully expected to discuss the particulars of fist-pumping, mosh pit etiquette, and the delicate art of shotgunning beers. Instead, the man that Stoli has dubbed "Professor of the Party," wearing his trademark dirty white T-shirt, white jeans, and leather boots, launched into a philosophical take on the mentality of partying—the party attitude, if you will. Andrew W.K. has given motiviational talks at Yale, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, and Oxford Union, among others, on his partying philosophy. If you ask him, partying isn't a event. It's a state of being. And it never has to end.

If you want you keep the party going, all you need to do is decide that every moment you're alive is worth celebrating. "If you're excited about not being dead, you have a reason to party every day," Andrew said, before he hosted the 35th anniversary of The Pyramid Club in New York City. Here's how to party like a rock star, in five simple lessons:

Treat Every Day Like Friday

We all know that Friday feeling, when you walk out of work and all your stress suddenly evaporates.

Andrew W.K. asks: Why can't you feel that way every day? "Partying doesn't need to be a sometimes thing," he says. "Yeah, you can party on the weekends, New Year's, on special occasions, but what if you were able to see life itself as a special occasion?"

Why does Monday have to be a drag? Why spend all week waiting for Friday? It can be Friday every day. "Take the attitude that you have during high points like a Friday night and apply it every day, especially in moments when you might need it most."

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This news item was posted on: January 12, 2016

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