The Fuckin' Catalina Wine Mixer, the biggest helicopter leasing event in the Western Hemisphere (since 1997) is becoming an actual, totally legit experience on Sunday, September 13th. Alright, so it won't actually be a helicopter leasing event, but it will be a huge party styled after the one from Step Brothers, complete with live music, tasty food, and, of course, wine.
Best of all, anyone can go to -- even if they haven't been earnin', burnin', snappin' necks, or cashin' checks.
It's being held on Descanso Beach in Avalon, and a $35 ticket gets you all-day access to the event, plus a sweet souvenir wine glass that's totally better than the plastic cups you drink out of at home. If that's not enough, you can drop $100 for a VIP ticket that includes access to the private bar, a private wine tasting, and the VIP Hospitality Suite in Catherine's Terrace. You can even complete the experience with a helicopter flight to the island!
While the Horatio Sanz-led Billy Joel cover band won't be there to crank out '80s-only hits, the headlining act is more than worth the price of admission: it's The Dan Band, best known for appearing in Old School completely changing the way "Total Eclipse of The Heart" is sung on karaoke stages across America. Whether or not they'll do the same for "Por Ti Volare" remains to be seen.
Pick up your tickets here, then prep your body for the excellence it's about to endure. It's The Fuckin' Catalina Wine Mixer, after all.
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Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and it took him three viewings to actually enjoy Step Brothers. Follow his sleepwalking tweets @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org