Monday, May 19, 2008

Robyn. And stealin'.

Saturday night Whitney and I went with Melissa and Alex to see the Swedish "ex" pop star Robyn play at the Wiltern. I was a big fan of "Konichiwa, bitches" and her new song "Cobrastyle" and after seeing her on Letterman recently I expected to see something like this:

What we ended up seeing was more like a sugary pop-themed gay pride night. Like the Castro district mixed with West Hollywood mixed with Chelsea. Dudes as far as the eye could see. Lots and lots of dudes. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. But who knew she drew such a gay crowd. It could have something to do with Perez Hilton championing her. Or maybe she hadn't fully exchanged her pop cred for indie cred the way the press made it out to be. Or maybe I just read her all wrong. Hard to say.

Although I do know when she closed down the show with some song that involved a chorus consisting of the words "I wanna jack you off" it got a little weird. Come to think of it, the song was prolly called "Jack you off." It would have been a whole different vibe if, you know, half the room didn't have penises.

Anyhoo, I also know this much: the whole night would have been way, way better had they turned the lights out.

Apparently someone was using our ticket purchases to finance their filming of the show. Rather than shoot it like a concert they shot it like a tv show. With the house lights fully on. And the volume not that loud, presumably for sound purposes. Kinda bullshit if you ask me.

Oh well.

And here are this week's star-sightings:

Whitney sat next to Matthew Fox at dinner Friday night.

I saw BJ Novak (Ryan from The Office) at Starbucks yesterday morning and Reese Witherspoon this afternoon at the recording studio.

Life in LA!


Blogger biggy said...

Call me sexist, but white chicks just should never rap. ever.

And I've been seeing the press she's getting, and the whole time i was thinking it was Robyn of "Show me your love" fame. But she was black.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

No, that is her! She's supposedly "reinvented" herself but aside from a couple of jams it was pop-a-looza up in there. She did trot out "Show me love" toward the end of the show. The crowd loved it.

11:52 AM  

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