Well, I was randomly given a ticket to go to the American Music awards. Really random! The show was kind of cheesy. I’m not really sure what association gives out these awards or what they mean but, I saw a bunch of people perform who I would have never seen other wise. I can now cross “watching Justin Beiber play” off my list of things to do before I die.
I’m sure you can read about the highlights on numerous websites. I have developed a whole new hatred for Jennifer Lopez. She sucks. She is lame. She does have a nice butt, however it is not nice enough to cover up for all the other suck factors about her. She sang a terrible song on stage and then brought out a car (the same car from the awful car commercial she is in where she drives through the ghetto and waves to everyone) and like, kind of drove the car on the stage and danced on the car on the stage. It was really, really stupid.
I was excited to watch Katy Perry play because, well, I kind of love her – but she played a new song and it was incredibly boring. It was a love ballad of sorts, and she strummed a guitar while she sang it. On the plus side, the guitar was pink, and so was her hair…but unfortunately, her hair was in an incredibly ugly hair style, and the song was incredibly bad…so the pink is sort of canceled out. I hope Katy goes back to making dance hits. She is very good at that sort of thing!
My favorite acts (and honestly, the only ones I really liked) were Kelly Clarkson and LMFAO. Kelly Clarkson looked incredible – her ass looked ridiculously amazing in this red fishtail dress kinda thing, and her song was great. I think it was about the media attacking her and there were news-clippings on TV screens everywhere and a bunch of dudes dancing around her that looked like they were from Newsies with old school cameras and stuff. It was great. Go Kelly!!!
…And LMFAO was just hilarious and awesome. They were the last act in the show and they ended with pouring confetti all over the audience. They definitely breathed some life into the show and basically had a party on stage. I guess that is why they call them Party Rockers – or something?
All the famous people were really busy, and I wasn’t really able to snag a photo with anyone. I also didn’t want to be “that girl” … however, sitting quite close to me was the most important man in the world, and I was totally fine with being “that girl” around him. So here we are: me – and “The Situation” from The Jersey Shore.
Oh yeah, and I have no proof of this at all, but when I was walking out Taylor Swift totally stopped her tracks and told me she liked my hair. It was in this Rockabilly ‘do. I swear. I am not making this up. I think this is a sure sign that she wants to make out with me – right? Wouldn’t we be so cute???
Here’s a bunch of blurry photos I took from the stage. I wasn’t really allowed to take photos so, sorry they kinda suck.
All in all, it was interesting. Music has gotten so tame, and so safe, and so…made for kids. I think I am too old for most of this shit. Top 40 music is just not made for people like me. So if you have a younger kid or something, maybe you should replay the AMA‘s and watch it with them, and you can gawk at how adorable Justin Beiber is, and um… dance on a car.
This weekend I did something very strange. I actually took a vacation. I went somewhere without any intention of doing anything work-related. These vacation things are pretty cool. I spent it in Las Vegas…the most awesomely cheesy and indulgent place on earth.
I don’t have that many photos because well…it was a vacation .
Coincidentally, The Bouncing Souls were playing in Vegas the same time I was there. I went to see them…it was incredible. I can’t believe how long they have been a band for and how awesome they still are. Their music is timeless! I was fortunate enough to stand on stage with them and it was a great experience.
Then I completely sold out punk and uh…went to a rave . I think it was a rave? I went to a club called Club XS (Excess) where a really popular dj I had never heard of called Deadmau5 was spinning (it’s pronounced “deadmouse ” but he spells his name with a number and not a letter because it’s futuristic and shit). I felt like an idiot for never hearing of him because this place was packed and sold out like 100 times over . I was only able to get in because I was there with Jenna Haze and another porn star named London Keys. They knew someone who was employed by the mouse who snuck us in.
Deadmau5 dresses like a big mouse and djs in that costume. Lots of people there were also dressed like mice and had glow-in-the-dark mouse ears and shit . When I was in high school, I got dragged to a rave and everyone there wore big pants and little shirts and big rings and odds and ends from Kids-R-Us around their necks. Today at raves, people dress like mice. It’s good to know that the fashion sense of this scene made just as much sense to me then as it does now . I did have a good time nonetheless.
(I did not manage to get a photo of the mouse because he was surrounded by about 5 thousand people, light sticks, other tall people dressed like mice, and a slew of body guards. However, I stole a picture from the internet somewhere so you could see what I am talking about if you are equally as out of touch as I was about this phenomenon. )
Then the next night I ate a 100 course meal at STK steak house. Not literally 100 courses, but it was a whole bunch of courses . This came to be because Jenna and I were asked to do a tasting and have it be filmed for an Internet tv show/blog called Food Invasion. The chef who prepared everything was named Steve Hopcraft and he was on “Top Chef” at some point. He didn’t win, but he got pretty far ! I don’t really care; all the food was awesome. I’m not a huge steak fan…I ate it anyways but I was a bigger fan of the truffled mushroom pot pie and the baked Mac and cheese . Yum!
And then as if that wasn’t enough indulgence, later on that evening I went to another party called “Party Rock ” which was DJed by the dude with the fro from lmfao . I think he’s pretty awesome and was a much bigger fan of his DJ skills than that of the mouse . The party was decorated with big pink microphones and shit everywhere . It was kinda like a bat mitzvah.
So yeah…it was eventful . Lots of food, dancing drinking and a little bit of punk. And Jenna Haze.
I should take these vacation things more than once every 8 years . Maybe every 6 should be a goal!
Now back to work .