Monday, August 23, 2010

Surreal Weekend.


i must have jinxed myself in my last post about having a better weekend then week because it completely took the turn for the worst.

so we went to a black and white party in the city on Friday night. it was a lot of fun, met a lot of M's friends i had never met. had some drinks.. everything was going good. Once the open bar ended, around 3 i started to feel in pain and wanted to leave but left bad because M was having a good time so we stayed longer.

A fight broke out at the end of the bar, M rushed over there to hold people back. Apparently some kid got punched in the face because he bumped into someone. They fight got broken up and they brought it outside. I made sure I found M and he was okay and I ran to the bathroom. As soon as I came out of the bathroom, I saw everyone running downstairs and I run over my girl and ask her where M is. She doesn't know so I panic and run downstairs.

As soon as I run down the stairs I see his friend TT and i asked him if he was okay and he shows me his arm without saying anything and it had slashes on it and was bleeding. I ask him where M is and I look around to find him. I see in front of me everyone screaming and this kid fell to the floor. Everyone's yelling someone got stabbed, stay with us, turn him to his side.. etc etc..  I walk over to them because the guys on his back and I can't see his face and I couldn't tell if it was someone I know. I realized it wasn't at the same time I am calling 911 because I don't know if anyone else has. Little did I know this kid E is dying in front of me.

I find everyone that I am looking for and realize they are all okay. Finally they take E away in the ambulance. Everything is surreal. I feel like I'm in a bad movie.

M is talking to his friends in the streets trying to calm them down. We leave to drive roommate back to my house and right as we are about to lie down they call M to go back down there since he had to give a statement. We also get the call saying the guy stabbed, E, was dead. We drive back down. By now its 6am. He's freaking out about getting trouble for being there.

We get to the precinct and he has to go inside. He is in there for 6 hours. I sit in the car staring at the cross walk and everyone walking by for 6 hours straight. Waiting for him. I was not leaving his side, not then.

Finally we get to leave and we go home at 1pm and sleep till around 8pm and go get some dinner and go to the movies to try to forget about the day.

Probably one of the craziest nights (in a bad way) in my life. I've never been at a crime scene, let alone be around someone who got stabbed, let alone be around someone who was dying.

Granted you hear about this shit happening all the time, but it never really hits home until its close to you. That knife was meant for one of our close friends and if E hadn't stepped in to break up the fight, it would have been him.

It really makes you think about how short life is again and what you are doing with your life and how precious it really is.

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Violence is never the answer. Ever.

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15 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

So sorry you had to go through this. I know how tough it is . . . a few years ago, I saw a guy get shot on the street in front of my house. He was alive for ten minutes while we all waited for the ambulance to arrive, but he was dead by the time they got there. It was a horrible, unforgettable night, and I'm sad that you had to experience it too. :(

Novelista Barista said...

aw man that is horrible :( what a horrible thing to witness

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh my god. I'm so glad you & M are okay. That's so scary. Unfortunately shit like this happens over the smallest things. I'd say never go back to that bar or I don't know be careful. Im happy you guys are alright. R.I.P. to E. Poor guy. You should write an article about bar violence because this is ridicolous. So sorry to hear that this happened. Really.

amy said...

wow, that's crazy!! glad you are okay!!

Novelista Barista said...

thanks for u kind word. much appreciated.
thank u:)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How awful to experience...glad you and M are ok though....so terrible.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Such a scary experience I'm glad you and M are okay and I'm so sorry to hear about this poor guy. my thoughts are with you, It will definitely take some time to calm after an incident like that.

Andaje said...

Writing about it means that you are really trying to deal with this event emotionally and even being an advocate agains violence - that's a very good sign. Sorry you had to experience it :o( But you seem tough as always underneath the pain.

Mary Grace said...

Oh no. I feel bad for your experience--it must have been chaotic-- but am so glad that you & M were ok. I'd just like to also say: thank you for reminding me how precious life is. I need to hear that more often.

Namine said...

hugs
I never know what to say. So instead I wish I could just share a hug

Mindy said...

Like you said, these are things we often hear about, or see portrayed on TV. But to be so close to it... I can't even imagine. E tried to do the right thing and it's very sad indeed that this happened. ::Hugs::

Becky said...

Oh my gosh I'm SO sorry you had to experience this!

accidentally, kle said...

that is so horrible, poor you and everyone involved. it's like you said, these things make you appreciate life, but boy is it scary sometimes! glad you're well x

imlivinginadream said...

That's awful! I can't believe you witnessed all of this,it really is like some crime scene movie. It really does make you realize that life is incredibly short.

A said...

that's insane!

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