Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe it was the great Eleanor Roosevelt that was once quoted as saying, “Anytime you wake up with artistically done paint and a new pair of knock-off Ray Bans on your face, it’s a sign of a good night.”
Hopefully you were able to attend Weenie Roast. I however, was not. I worked at the station while others were hanging out with “furries” and allowing the Dave Grohl’s of the world to sneak into the show.
So the night before Weenie Roast I decided to get my “night on the town” in for the weekend. I treated myself to two amazing bands that I never saw before – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Grouplove[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Walk the Moon[/lastfm] – over at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) in the heart of Hipsterville, Silverlake. Mrs. Roosevelt would have been proud.
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon once I got done at KROQ, so I decided to beat the traffic and head up to Silverlake early. After a few drinks on the rooftop of my friend’s apartment, we ascended up to the Silverlake Reservoir where the Satelite is located just below.
The PBR’s were flowing and luckily I did NOT have a run-in with Andy Dick, who was there posting up at the bar all night long. It was nothing short of a magical music night. Both bands impressed and made a fan out of me.