Why Pay $13 To Be a Jerk?

Sorry for not updating. I made a deal with myself that unless something really annoyed me, I wouldn't mention it. I figure that my good posts are the ones where I was legitimately pissed off. I would hate to waste your time writing about mere annoyances.

Well, here I am, three days later, with nothing to write about. So, I offer you this story from the Pretty Girls Make Graves/Giant Drag show.

I was there to see Giant Drag. What can I say, they are one of my favorites. So, anyhoo, I was really excited to see them up close at the Black Cat. The only other time I saw them was from wayyyyyy far away in the 9:30 Club balcony.

Fuck that. I wanted to be up close.

Well, Giant Drag, who is fronted by this super-skinny woman, Annie Hardy, walks on stage. And some hipster girl behind me is all, like, "Eat something!" The singer took it well by mentioning her fast metabolism, but, WTF!?

I understand that this was the opening band. That means that there was a super-likely chance that this heckler was there to see Pretty Girls Make Graves. But, why would you do that? Yelling at someone who doesn't have the right image? That's such a hyper-pretentious New York thing to do. Shame on her.

I do kind of agree with the sentiment. I mean, the singer was totally skinny. If I knew her in "real life," I would probably tell her to gain some pounds. But what does heckling her accomplish? Who are other people to judge what this woman looks like?

Anyways, Giant Drag kicked ass, Pretty Girls Make Graves was very good, and the Black Cat continued to not demand $6 for a 12oz beer like the awful 9:30 Club. A pox on the 9:30 Club!

So, all around, good show. I certainly hope that the next awesome show I go to doesn't involve hipsters from the peanut gallery telling people if they're too skinny (or too fat). That's pretty unacceptable behavior...

Unless Nicole Ritchie starts touring. Damn, Girl, she needs to gain some weight!


  1. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    You know what would make a good act? A skinny female singer with three 300lbs men on drums, bass guitar, and for fun, one guy would play a tiny triangle. Then, in their last act, she'd sing a duet with a midget. Yeah... definately a midget. That would be cool.

  2. AnonymousMay 18, 2006


    I went to that show, too -- good time. I have to say, as indie music gets more O.C.'d out the crowds at the Cat have gotten more annoying. Maybe it's the OC, maybe it's the influx of young white people on 14th street, and maybe I'm just getting old. (And the prospect of only going to shows with other people my age is just totally depressing).



  3. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    Sounds like the hipster was... unattractive. Yeah, what'd she look like? Was she a dumpling?

  4. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    you sure do talk about yourself a lot

  5. I sure do! People as awesome as me tend to do that.

    Also, isn't talking about yourself the purpose of a blog?

  6. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    I'm having trouble conveying my thoughts today. I'll just have to leave it at: you suck and your writing is growing more and more weak, not better.

  7. Yeah. I know. I got the gist the first time.

    If it matters, I have been quite busy at the office and haven't had any time to come up with something really awesome. Don't worry, the awesome will come back.

  8. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    It takes you more than three days to summon genuine anger and rage?

    How is that possible in this city?

  9. Well, here's the process. I usually get an idea. Then I see if I can get at least three jokes out of it. If not, it's scrapped.

    I let the ideas ferment in my head, write a quick draft, and then make sure it's funny/good/filled with enough inside jokes that my friends will like it.

    Then I write my final version.

    Unfortunately, I have been busy, so idea fermenting time has been replaced with work.

    Blogging, Catch the fever!

  10. Enough about me. People should be focused on annoying hipsters. Commenting on my suckiness is no good since I kind of know that I suck.

  11. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    gosh, I can't wait to read more about Rusty's club-going experiences!!!!

  12. There are few people I want to kick in the ass more than douchebags who think yelling "Get off the stage!", throwing pennies, or otherwise tormenting the opening act will actually cause the band they want to see come out sooner. You should have punched her in the back of the head.

    And hey Formerly Anonymous: if you don't like it, don't fucking read it. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

  13. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    A couple of years ago I went and saw Common and Anthony Hamilton at the 930 club. Excellent show. The first act was Jin, he was great and hilarious. Then came Bubba Sparxxx(this is after he was "popular" by the way), boy was he terrible. There was no boo'ing, just a lot of ignoring. The funniest part was after the show he went out through the crowd with a couple of bodyguards. They were completely unnecessary however because people were pretty much just turning their back to him ignoring him. Funniest thing I ever saw....

  14. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    Both of those bands are sucky. The Black Cat is sucky.

    It's also sucky to heckle some girl about her weight. I wonder if Miss HipsterDC "I used to like Pearl Jam when I was growing up in my shitty Pennsylvania town, but don't tell anybody" 2006 would heckle a fat singer in such a fashion.

  15. If I had my way, annoying hipsters would be rounded up and sent to some horrible place. Perhaps Canada. But I might feel bad for the Canadians. Hipsters have been bringing society down for far too long and its about time we got a group together to deal with it.

  16. Hipsters are generally ugly, and themselves rather skinny. Being fat is for Republicans.
    Where do they come off judging?
    Oh wait that's right, that's all they do.

  17. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    Why did you expect there to be people that were not annoying hipsters at that show?

  18. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    whyihatedc is the best blog on the internet.

  19. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    DC yupsters are just about the most insufferable people on earth. Not only do you have to deal with their little holier than thou liberal D.C. personas, their inferiority complex is just really annoying.

  20. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    Forgive me Father for I have sinned:

    One time I went to a Jon Waters show and pretended to be a hipster. I wore a black leather jacket and smoked cloves. I also drank a premium beer.

  21. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    Thin is in. Nicole Ritchie looks HOT.

  22. AnonymousMay 18, 2006

    irina, your other picture was hotter. What's up with the closed eyes?

    How 'bout a topless shot next?

  23. AnonymousMay 19, 2006

    this blog is terrible. somehow it is actually worse than dc.

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  26. AnonymousMay 19, 2006

    Someone should counter with a


  27. Can't go anywhere in D.C. w/o getting my motherfucking car vandalized. Fuckers!

  28. AnonymousMay 21, 2006

    I was at that show, I wanted to punch that girl in the mouth. I also wanted to punch the bitch bartender in the mouth and all the other people who looked like they were having a horrible time. I guess that's what you get on a Monday.