Wednesday, July 18, 2007

So scene.

I went to see Mirah last night at Logan Square, which was quite a good show despite the fact that the venue is a miserable place to see a show. Even Mirah was distracted by how crappy the sound and lighting systems were, and poor Laura Viers opened and no one could hear her because everyone in the back of the room (because it's literally just a room that you could throw a prom in) was chatty. Granted, people rarely pay attention to the solo acoustic singer-songwriters that open for the headliner they paid money to see, so it was rather awkward when she thanked the listeners in the front in a passive-aggressive swipe at the people in the back.

Anyway, I ran into a bunch of people I knew at the show, and that kind of thing has been happening a lot lately. When I moved here almost two years ago I never thought I'd know enough people in this city that I'd randomly see acquaintances in public. Honestly, though, it's happening over and over again. I'm not necessarily talking about people I try to avoid, necessarily, but let's put it this way: I went out dancing on Monday night and saw two people I've made out with, and both of them came over to chat with me. And that's weird (but not as weird, frankly, as hearing the DJ play Michael McDonald - that is NEVER OKAY).

I've met a few fellow bloggers lately, which I love, because it's fun meeting people that you know an unnecessary amount of information about before you even talk in person. But here's the thing: like in my real, offline life, I have Internet enemies. And these people don't know how I feel about because I hate them based entirely on their blogs, which they don't realize I read. I know this is silly, and I'm sure there are people out there who read my shit with the same kind of ire, but I find it really entertaining that I happen to see a few of these people in public and I wonder if any of you mystery readers have the same relationship with me.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Jenny said...

i have a guy who reads my blog and give me lessons in grammar. he also talks about me having "pms." one night i was out singing karaoke with friends, and he was there. he sang "you're so vain" by carlie simon and dedicated it to me.

the terrifying world of blogging...

Tyler said...

Holy balls, Jenny. You win!!

matt said...

dear jenny, in the absence of your advice-giving reader: 'give' should have an S after it to agree with the single subject.

as for laura viers, the reason no one was listening is that they've realised what a waste of time her music is. :)

BG5000 said...

That's a burn, Laura Viers.