In these strange days of exploding volcanoes, political teabagging, and general everyday crappiness, sometimes the only thing you can do to get through it all is to take a party break. As someone who was very politically involved for the last 20 years, I have taken a 21st Century Breakdown Tour Party Break. As such, I readily offer myself as a volunteer for some epic and heroic PARTY duties during the coming week. I recommend heading down to your favorite city if you can as we are recruiting volunteers here in Party Central NYC and we need YOU!
I have been looking forward to the week of April 19-24 ever since I heard that the Mystic Knights of the Cobra were going to be in town to rock out at four venues in New York and New Jersey: Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side (4/21), Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park (4/22), Don Hill’s in Tribeca (4/23) and the Millhill Basement in good old Trenton (4/24).
I have also been looking forward to seeing American Idiot on 4/22, the day after its Broadway opening, since AI tickets first went on sale back in January or February. Tickets then unexpectedly went on sale on April Fool’s Day 2010 for American Idiot’s opening night (the Holy Lushotology Day of 4/20), and now I’ll be sitting in the balcony on my favorite band’s craziest night of their lives watching while their iconic 2004 album of the same name officially enters the pantheon of Old Broadway. There just might be a few loud audience “AMENS” coming from the balcony during “Holiday.”
The week may get even better, too. The Reverend Strychnine Twitch tweeted the following to the masses this past Thursday: “Ladys and germs!The tubbies are officially in nyc! Ready to stop drop and bukak! Oooh! Baby girl! Stay tuned for a big bash soon? STING” and I knew our Lushie Nuns Paradise supplications had been answered. Still no word on venue, but the Rev has given us manna from the Twitterverse and it’s all good. And Rich Russo tonight on RXP101.9 announced that the Foxies show will be on Sunday, 4/25, at midnight at a venue that will be announced the day of the show. Oh… and there are only 120 tickets available. Wow. Good luck to us all with that one.
Even though there are so many wonderful things happening this week, what I look forward to the most, though, is partying with old and new friends. Cause that’s what this week is going to ultimately be: Party! Party! Party! Sometimes, partying and enjoying good company is the only thing you can do in the face of so much that is wrong with the world. I hope to see you there. And if you can’t be here, party it up wherever you may be. After all, this week does have a Lushotology Holiday: 420 Day! Here’s to the week ahead!
April 18th, 2010 at 11:46 pm
YES! Sometimes you just need a party break to blow off some steam! I look forward to seeing you at the Cobras shows at the least, and if we can somehow make it into the FBHT show too that’ll just be icing on the cake! Have fun at the AI opening!
April 18th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Oh yea. And this is certainly only of those weeks, Jaime!
April 18th, 2010 at 11:49 pm
And yes to AI and the FBHT show also! :=]
April 19th, 2010 at 12:26 am
Jealousy is eating away at me!! Wish I had bought tickets for this week! What fun! MKotC, Tubbies, AI, and friends to party with! You all have a blast! I have to console myself with the only shows in town. Was so looking forward to seeing the Dead Weather and Blue October this week — then Foxy Shazam and Yeasayer next. hahahaha!! Well, thank goodness I have something to look forward to, even if they are not my 1st and 2nd choices — or 3rd. Have a drink(or 3) for me.
April 19th, 2010 at 7:00 am
Barb, the Dead Weather is no slouch of a band! Your shows sound great, and Foxy Shazam?1? Now I’m jealous! And girl, there is no guarantee I’ll be one of the lucky few at the FBHT show. That is insane how that will work. And of course, I’ll have at least one drink for ya. I’m dead broke this week. It’s sad. I may not even be able to go if I had the chance on Sunday if I don’t get paid from a freelance job tomorrow. But, we shall see what happens. Have a great week! Party Party Party!!!
April 19th, 2010 at 11:46 am
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April 19th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Don’t pay attention to the whining, lol! I know Dead Weather will kick ass. Just found out I have to give up the Foxy Shazam tickets! My sons had better enjoy the show. Already saw AI twice, saw I shouldn’t be selfish. Would love to see the tubbies– maybe someday. In the meantime, praying to the lushie gods that all of you get tickets, and get paid, of course! Party on, lushies!
April 26th, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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