- “…I watched a teen-age bacchanal unfold with fear and fascination.”
I’ve never known teens to unfold a bacchanal with anything like fear and fascination.
Lust and infatuation, maybe, but never fear and fascination. (It was a bacchanal, after all.)
Unless you’re talking about those secret emotions they never reveal till they’re my age and writing their memoirs.
No, I think what this writer meant was:
- “…I watched with fear and fascination as a teen-age bacchanal unfolded.”
I know the feeling.
And yeah, I remember those other feelings too.