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The Great Sweaty Hand Escape

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Posted by admin On June - 2 - 2008

~Z.T.~I crashed a festival this weekend. For real this time. Dan “The Grand Marshall of Livin’ It Up” Sorkin guided me to an easy free entrance at the “Do Division” festival at Damon and Division. It was mostly no-names, save for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lucero and The 1900s.

At first, we thought the Frightened Rabits were the 1900s, and the Frightened Rabits kinda sucked, but the real 1900s were solid.

There’s plenty of these little street festivals going on all Summer, so be on the lookout for some around you. We were really enjoying the scene more than we were paying attention to the music, which is fine for a Sunday afternoon.

I witnessed a pretty intriguing festival move. A middle aged gentleman was rocking out in the front row and wanted to move back without the awkward excuse me’s. He expedited the process by wiping his hand across his sweaty brow and then used his glistening hand as a stiff-arm.

It worked, but it’s not a great way to make friends.

4 Responses

  1. Sork Said,

    Tally Hall was the highlight of the first day for me. They are a bunch of dorky medical students from Ann Arbor who were surprisingly solid live. They ended with a fun cover of Biz-Markie…Youtube has them doing this cover at a different venue…see below

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsnjY0MX-cM&feature=related

    Posted on June 3rd, 2008 at 7:47 pm

  2. Teibs and Shore Said,

    sork- you stick around for Ted Leo? how was it? Your girlfriend still calling you “dude”?

    Posted on June 4th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  3. Sork Said,

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists were disappointing…not because of the performance, but because of horrible sound mixing. The bass was so off-balance that it drowned out everything else.

    Just before Ted Leo came out, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream performed what can best be described as a Pride Fest float on Meth. It was 45 minutes of two guys in bedazzled speedos dancing to synth beats, pausing occasionally to talk stream-of-consciousness nonsense into the microphone. It required multiple trips to the PBR tent.

    FYI…My girlfriend has recently switched from “dude” to “champ”, but I would prefer “cowboy” or “chief”…even “guy” would suffice.

    Posted on June 5th, 2008 at 10:18 am

  4. Teibs and Shore Said,

    Sork- I find most of those nicknames demeaning. Especially Champ. Guy I kinda like. It’s a little endearing. I feel like she was making fun of the smell in the apartment with “Dude”

    Posted on June 9th, 2008 at 1:04 am

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