Damien: Here's our video, inspired by Fight Club.
Me (to Erica): How original!
Does he know there's a member of Taking Back Sunday here, who did that video concept a few years ago?
[Pause, look at Matt Rubano.]
Oh, wait, he wasn't even in the band then, I think...double awkward!
Erica: That's what Gaby just said!
Gaby and I were on opposite sides of Erica, so she must have been getting the same retorts in both ears. Gaby and I, we know the early 2000s pop punk. Two words: Yahoo Groups.
Man, I'm being quite the music cynicist lately, huh? Damien's band's (srsly too lazy to look it up) song was actually not bad. He's the drummer. There was a lot of lame (read: MTV) people there last night, who were all about the VIPness at AK. Listen, it's AK, you're not getting a velvet rope and a red carpet. Especially to the lady who came up to Erica in the DJ booth before the shindig even started - when the music was just relaxed and mellow, and goes, "So, we've been getting a lot of requests for 'cool' music, you know?" Quite. Lame.
Besides the general population of Damien Fahey TRL fans (no, really), I saw a lot of friends and had good times. My friends and I? We always have good times. Jiscilla will have lot of pics that I will inevitably post, as well.
On my way home, I looked up from my seat as the doors were closing on an early stop and got up quickly to take the following pic -
I got really excited because I'd heard about these "remix graffiti" posters before, but never saw one in person. I looked at the poster and was like, wait, that doesn't say Heroes! Also, if you click you can see it a little bigger (not much better, phone quality, sigh), and that corner says "Ho Time" instead of Showtime. Anyway, I was pretty happy to stumble upon it, especially after reading about the graffiti previously.
And okay, Damien's band is The Classic Futures.