Hey Kids! Do you like the Punk Rock?
Apparently a lot of local folk (and a few from New York) do, packing a secret pop-up art gallery above Vanity, next to the old Millennium Music, for a party for The World/Inferno Friendship Society punk cabaret. Entry to the club was carefully monitored and required donning one of those rubber Lance Armstrong “wrist-strong” bracelets, albeit in Spoleto black.
It’s hard not to be positive when you’re Caroline and Stella Nova hair-did you up with this awesome Valley of the Dolls mohawk a la Stella Nova salons.
They say the economic downturn could be a boon to the arts. Olivia Pool was talking to filmmaker Justin Nathanson about the WALK gallery project, which puts local artwork in empty storefront windows. And we were standing in an unrented apartment that Benjamin Hollingsworth had swung a deal for a few months to display his giant canvases, leaned up against the walls. Hollingsworth is a former Charleston Battery midfielder who played a little in Europe as well, where soccer is known as “European Kickball.”
Senior Superlatives and other Fun facts:
*Most fashionable: Kari Kaldon in a gown by Mary Porter, made of duct tape and tarp and mesh and stuff.
*Charlie’s photographer, Matthew Morse, set up shoot-yourself photo booth in the entrance.
*Deejays: Bubble Guts Brothers (Hunter Bazaco and Tony Mele)
*Despite a bed right in the middle of the room, as of 12:30 none of the cast members of Don John had shown up to re-enact any of their boudoir moves.
*People familiar with the Bad Idea Jeans ad from SNL in the eighties: 0 out of the 11 we asked.
*Answers to the question “Do You Have Any Addictions or Bad Ideas?”
“Hanging out with the Punch Brothers last night till 4 am”
“Pit Bull dogfights”
*Best Peter Lorre imitation: Me. “Riiick! Riiick!”