Ten years too late: how do you party like its 1999?

Was this just one big fat drug reference or is media hype?

I sure missed out on this one

It’s a reference to Prince’s 1999- “two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time- so tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999”, presumably meaning with abandon and little thought to the aftermath, because we’ll all be dead anyway.

It also can refer to the end of the millenium. People would be partying extra hard on New Years Eve Dec 31, 1999.

No “presumably” about it, IMO; the lyrics specifically talk about partying in the face of an imminent apocalypse.

1999 was such a long way off, back in 1982.

Great, now I feel old.

I partied about as hard as I ever do that night; which is, not very. I’m a nerd.

I stayed up late that night and had a bowl of chicken soup. It was very good chicken soup.