This sums up last night's plan, which began with drinking at Bar On A during happy hour. It was supposed to be a comedy-free night. There was a comedy show going on in the back room. Go figure. We escaped to Doc Holiday's and then, it was off to Webster Hall to see...
The Lady Sovereign herself. Do yourselves a favor. Buy her album "Vertically Challenged". Go see her in Central Park on July 6th (or whenever, I'mnot your godamnned secretary). She is the best of the best, we love her. She was awesome live and so much fun. How you can be such an amazing MC and have so much fun onstage- it boggled my mind. Her fly kept coming down and she kept making jokes about it, saying she was wearing boy's jeans she got from a skate shop. She's so in my gang. Give it up for the SOV.
And then, there was Mike Skinner. I was worried as I heard the first US Streets show three or so years ago was kind of a mess (that's when he was being promoted heavily by VICE Mag). Have to say- no reason to doubt. It was fucking GRAND. I had such a blast. He's the real deal and just as you'd imagine him to be. He kept thanking the audience for listening to the Streets. HE made us all crouch on the floor- THE ENTIRE HUGE BALLROOM did his bidding (and I had to clutch at Nathan and almost made him fall on the creepy gay guy next to him who kept talking the whole time). There was dancing and hopping and screaming and he said, "So let's have a little dance shall we?" and the room went wild. It was such a treat as I've wanted to see him for so long. He yelled at the prissy VIP section for being boring, he poured a couple of bottles of brandy into the audience, and at the end, he took off his shirt and crowd surfed during his own encore. It was so fucking badass. Go buy all the Streets albums if you are such a dipshit you don't have them already. Alright then, well go buy them again. Let's push things forward.
And then there was booze. Well, I should say MORE booze. At Lucy's in the Village as the smell at Doc's was too much to bear I'm afraid. Plus it was raining like a motherfucker. Amazing all around.