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Successful Crash #4: New Pornographers, Ratatat and Rhymefest

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Posted by admin On September - 21 - 2008

succesful4~Z.T.~ The Hideout Block Party might have been the most challenging crash to date. Typically, a street festival is easier to get into than Sarah Palin’s daughter. Mostly because there are so many natural entrances. This one had barbed wire. And surprisingly alert guards at the side entrances.

I tried making friends with the dude at the side entrance and attempted to slip by him as he rolled a cig. He stopped me and told me to go to the main entrance. I walked around and was starting to get nervous, as all the guards were more alert than your typical street festival.At the main entrance, they had two check-in areas. One to buy tickets and one to pick up media credentials.

I noticed an unguarded box on the media table filled with laminated passes and decided this was my best bet. When a legit media member was distracting the check-in rep, I yoinked this bad boy as the media member smiled and nodded at me.

Once I had this pass around my neck, it was smooth sailing. I walked right in, not even stopping to wait in the line with the other Shmo’s who bought tickets. I felt like a musical Moses.

All night I hoped someone would ask me what artist I was, just so I could claim to be Rhymefest. See the resemblance? No one ended up asking me who I was, so I guess I’ll just have to tell my future children that I played my first gig at the Hideout Block Party as lead guitarist of The Sex Nachos. They called me Guacamole.

6 Responses

  1. Shore Said,

    Cool story Hansel, but I’d rather hear about the music.

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 at 10:01 am

  2. Teibs Said,

    I’ll get to it, punk. I gotta post a dozen stories for college news first.

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 at 10:05 am

  3. Brian Said,

    Hansel is a catchy nickname. What’s the origin?

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  4. Teibs Said,

    hey hett- he’s making a zoolander joke based on me telling a story he finds to be rather off-subject. Though this is “festival crashers,” not “talk about how awesome every concert is crashers”, so i think i’m in the right. gasoline fight anyone?

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

  5. Chris Said,

    Funny story. funny site. I was covering the HOBP and was disappointed about Rhymefest’s short set and akwardly quick exit.
    Hey, if you really were Rhymefest you could have completed the set for him, eh?

    when and where’s the next crash?

    Posted on September 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

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