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Trip Start Nov 17, 2012
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Goon – the slang term for an inexpensive 4-5 litre of wine
Also known as – gang terminology for a low level gang member
Goonover – God awful hangover caused by drinking Goon
Lagoon – sprite, lime,pinch your nose and you could be on the beach drinking expensive cocktails
Eat the Goon Box – popular backpackers game to get even more drunk
Known throughout Australia and the backpacking community around the world, it may be disgusting, destroy your next day with a major goonover and may contain remnants of fish and egg...but some might say ‘well then it’s like a whole meal’
But despite the ‘may contain fish products’ warning, I am still partial to a few...ahem...litres
In fact if you mix it with a little sprite and add a wedge of lime, It tastes, kinda nice :) And at Christmas mix red goon with coke....Calimucho...I don’t even know what that is originally supposed to be...and perhaps its not meant for Christmas. But we drank it at Christmas and in my head it was mulled wine...Not that iv ever had mulled wine before either, but hey!
Obviously the name of the game is to get drunk...But it doesn’t stop there. For $13 you can
1) get drunk
2) use the space bag that it comes in to sleep on (Abbo’s actually do!)
3) Use the box to get more drunk by playing, eat the goon box.
First introduced to me by Rach and something I will take it upon myself to teach all that live in the goonbox darkness. So how do you play? Can you guess?
You put the box on the floor and the first person steps up to bend down and pick up the box with their teeth
Admittedly harder for guys, not always having flexibility on their side, so much so that when we played it, one guy got so mad he picked up the box and drop kicked it over the edge of the balcony...That was the end of THAT game!
$13 can’t get you in the cinema, can’t get you a salad in a restaurant, but it CAN get you 4-5 litres of ALCOHOL!
Gone are the days of alcohol in a glass bottle, in a bag you can tie it to your gate for a quick squeeze on your way out, tape it to your stomach so you can get it into a festival, tie it to the bunk bed above you in the hostel for a constant drip supply...but remember to take it down...coz when you wake up with that goonover, that’s the last thing you wanna see.
And another good thing...Even though I did get mad when I woke up on New Years day and shouted ‘who’s drank me goon’...i couldn’t stay mad....it cost me 13 dollars and had already got me drunk for the previous two nights! Not that it wouldn’t be nice to find another one in my fridge – SEAMAN!
There’s nothing better than a goon afternoon :)