Jesus Christ, NA

Elliott Griffiths

Illustration by NovaH

Ah, NA. We’ve missed you.

All this talk about NA being bad and going out in last at BLAST was amusing, but it missed a certain je ne sais quoi. A certain level of amusing incompetence instead of just disappointing incompetence.

Step forward Party Astronauts.

The full story of what happened is here, but you’re not here to read a lot. It’s kind of in the name of the newsletter. Essentially, after getting a whole lot of money from the community - including members of TLDR - they booked a bootcamp in Europe.

They then tried to move it due to the RMR timings not lining up (in their defence, they were adjusted after booking) but they seemed to have worked it out.

Germany, where they were supposed to bootcamp, changed the restrictions around COVID and letting people in from the US last week, and this apparently became a problem as one of the players isn’t fully vaccinated.

You might be asking: why on earth would you not be vaccinated if you were planning on travelling to a different continent? And... we don’t have the answer. It’s beyond short sighted.

In a blind panic, their manager then immediately cancelled the flights for some ungodly reason, losing money in the process, instead of just having one player have dodgy ping from the US. He then had to beg the airline for the money back, of which he recovered some.

But now the Party Astronauts, ironically enough, are stuck on the ground in the USA.

If we’ve learnt anything, it’s that if you want to fly to a different continent, it might be worth getting the vaccination that most countries require. Oh, wait, we didn’t just learn that. That was f’ing obvious.

February 17, 2022

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