Night Water Cooler: What was your best late night vibe of 2021?

Late night vibes, wrapped.

Night Water Cooler: What was your best late night vibe of 2021?

It’s almost the end of the year, a time for review and reflection. I’ve been enjoying all sorts of data spilling into my inbox: my Spotify Wrapped (Lana Del Rey’s “White Dress” was my top song of 2021, unsurprisingly), my Nintendo Switch year in review (for some reason, I played about 100 hours less this year than last), heck, even Dunkin’ Donuts sent me my consumption stats (my favorite time to order coffee is in the morning, natch).

I’ll wait to send Night Water Wrapped until the official one-year anniversary in February, but in the meantime, let us think back on 2021 and share our best late night vibes of the year. Is there a night that sticks out in your memory? Let us know in the comments.

Also, some housekeeping: this is the last Night Water of the year! Thanks for being a subscriber and joining me for this fun little experiment. If you’ve gained any joy from Night Water this year, I’d really appreciate it if you shared one of your favorite posts on social media or with friends and family. Word of mouth is the best way to grow Night Water and spread the late night vibes. You can think of it like a little gift for them! It’s not, but you can think of it like that!

This Night Water Cooler is a relic from Night Water's days on Substack, and the original comments are stuck over there. Luckily, copy and paste exists. Here's a selection of 2021 vibes from the original thread:

So funny that you are the guy who is curating content about late night vibes as if you’re not checked out of the group chat at 10:45pm every night and im picturing you in a light blue and white striped full pajama suit with a hat snoring like ahhh shooooo ahhhh shoooo while im up at 3am reading the wikipedia page for corn

my best late night vibe though was probably chillin at my brothers wedding or late night car rides with mgr. my favorite episodes of nightwater were the ones without me in them
- Patrick
50th subscriber and the gift guide! Yolo
- Tyler
Favorites include the two about Cabbage Patch kids, the road trip in Vermont, and new podcast on Vermont soccer team.
- Laurel
My best late night vibe of 2021 occurred September 17. I was in Miami for a wedding with my fiancée and some good friends. We searched for "bars" on Google Maps and picked the first one that came up, Kill Your Idol, a dive bar with a giant statue of Bruce Lee sticking out of the wall, a stripper pole on the second floor, and multiple projectors playing "Heavy Metal," the 1981 semi-pornographic animated anthology film. It was, indubitably, a late night vibe.
- Adam