Sunday, June 12, 2005

Not Even a Dork!


I've been getting out a bit more often these days. Which is to say I've actually been going out! So last night I thought I would check out the Les Infants Terribles party at the Corktown Tavern. A friend was supposed to join me but couldn't make it. However, as a shrewd crowd watcher and not minding myself for company, I decided to go anyway.
Not knowing what time to show up, but seeing the 10pm on the flyer, I thought I'd arrive around 10:30pm and things would shake out from there. When I arrive there's about 7 people at the entire bar, however, the guy on the barstool across from me assures me that by 12:30am-1am this place will be packed. Which is great, but my tolerance to stick it out for 2 hours is questionable. After all, staying out until midnight is a late night for me.
I stick out though, and the people start arriving in droves at 11:30pm. Lots of them are dressed in 80's "geek" attire, they have that "wish I was a teen in the 80's" look about them, with their large glasses, converse tennis shoes, and new wave haircut. In other words, they look like prime content for Vice's Don't's. The real shame is they're better off today. In the 80's we'd never get the chance to witness something this great -- we were too busy being picked on for daring to admit we liked Devo.
The place was packed and I started to move around and have fun, but kept looking at my watch trying to convince myself I wouldn't turn into a pumpkin come midnight. Even so, I left around 1am and all and all had a good time. Better, I can say I accomplished two major things:
1. I met the infameous "Uncle Grambo" of -- really nice guy that deserves major props for his awesome website.
2. There was dance song from my 80's club days that I could never figure out the name of -- I've been tracking this song down for over 15 years! The song is featured as part of John Ozais's excellent mix, he let me know the song is "Touch 3" by Secession. Now I'm on a quest to track down the MP3!


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