Kevin and I prepared for our night out after resting in the hotel for a bit and taking it easy for the day. We kicked it off with okonomiyaki in Dotonbori and then started bar hopping.
|Glico man was being refurbished or something :(|
So this place in the picture above. Note that there are pretty chubby girls on the ad. This is a hostess club, which isn't unusual in the least. what I found interesting about it is that there are large girls that work here, for guys that have fetishes for them. Instead of purchasing alcohol like a normal hostess club, you purchase food. Yep.
Aaaanyway. We went to three different bars until we ultimately ended up at a bar of a friend, and spent the night singing karaoke and drinking. I finally got to sing some Japanese songs I was dying to sing. On our way there though, I guess there was a baseball game and the Hanshin Tigers won. The police took some ridiculous precautions to keep people from jumping into the river and being overall belligerent.
|Lines of police busses(?) and barricades to prevent crazy Hanshin Tigers fans from doing stupid things.|
|People were (attempting) to jump into the (gross) river.|
Last time, Kevin ended up taking my drunk ass home. This time, I had to take care of him. By 4:00 a.m. he had passed out, and then threw up in the bathroom. We said goodbye and headed down, but as we were walking, I realized that I had no idea where we were going. So I said to myself, "Nope. Totally lost," and went back to the bar. Only thing is, I didn't know which one it was. I knew it was on the fifth floor, but didn't know exactly which one it was. I started from the back and got it right on the third try. I told them I needed an adult (lol) and one of my friends grabbed my drunk ass by the hand and led me and Kevin to a cab, where he opened the door, rattled things off in Japanese, and threw us in. It was a two minute cab ride (which cost $7.00) and we were back safely at the hotel.
If Kevin hadn't gotten sick, I'm sure we would have been out until 7:00 a.m. I always have so much fun in Osaka!