There’s some question about the veracity of this, because it’s difficult to believe that anyone in the State Department knows who Andrew WK is, let alone has enough power or weed to think that employing him as an ambassador to any culture that still stones people for partying.
But let’s just pretend for a moment that the United States is in the market to encourage revolution through moshing, and or plans to subtly replace suicide bombers with suicide sparklers, and has appointed Andrew WK, as the official cultural ambassador to the Middle East. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1499, Y’ALL!
A bunch of people in Bahrain are about to get some inspiring life lessons about partying: The U.S. Department of State has invited Andrew W.K. to the Middle East as a cultural ambassador. According to Andrew’s website, he’ll travel to Bahrain next month and visit elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, and music venues, “all while promoting partying and world peace.”
Here’s what he said about his upcoming trip:
“This is a tremendous invitation. I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”
To be fair, Andrew WK has been instrumental in the democratization of the party, creating clubs that aim to draw partygoers from across the scenester spectrum, those skills may or may not translate into the larger foreign policy arena.