I knew today was going to be a good day, but I didn't know it would be this good. I had no classes today so it was pretty lazy, I stayed in the room and wrote my paper so I could go out tonight and see The Rapture. Now I must admit that until tonight I had never listened to this band, but they were playing a free show at the Apple store in SoHo so I figured why not? Best decision evsss!!!
Since the show was a first come first served event we figured we should get there early. We got in line at about 6:30 and were let inside the store at around 8:00. In total there were about 100-140 people at the show. We got in the last row of excellent comfy chairs and then some people filed in a few deep behind us. Before the show started I was looking around and noticed two guys up against the wall. I couldn't figure out who they were so Griffin went over and asked how we knew them. Turns out they were the chief editors for Rolling Stone magazine. Holy Shit!!! Then the band came on and played a breif thirty minute set and I got really into it. They were a great dance band and put tons of energy into the show. Since most of the audince were in seats everyone was kind of chilling out for most of the show, but at the end we stood up and just started rocking out to the great music. After the set a woman came up to us and told was she was with management. We thought we were about to get in trouble for something, but no. She was with the band's management and loved our dancing. She loved it so much in fact that she told us to come to the band's video shoot all day Saturday on some roof top in the city. Yes that's correct, I'll be dancing in The Rapture's new music video. WTF??? On our way out of the show I quickly went over to Joel Stein and Rob Sheffield, the guys from Rolling Stone, and told them how much of a fan I am of their magazine. They were impressed I recognized them and said thanks for stopping by. They seemed really down to earth. Well for the minute I talked to them anyway.
So this was one crazy night. One of the best Tuesdays in quite some time. Oh and it's fashion week here and my friend Sef got us on the list for the Diesel after party tomorrow night (no worries my camera will be in hand). Sometimes I can't keep up with this place.
Keep it scene in the city.