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Monday, June 7, 2010

Five Hours at the 2010 RFT Music Showcase: Beer, Shaving Cream and Yes, Tunes

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Bob Reuter at the RFT Music Showcase. More photos here. - JASON STOFF

11:00 Add magnanimous to the list of Humanoids adjectives. It's invited metal band Cross Examination on stage because the band didn't have a showcase set of its own. Hmm, there are lots of trash bags full of balloons...

11:18 Just got out of the Humanoids/Cross Examination show. Those balloons were filled with shaving cream, turning the Side Bar into a moshing metal slip-n-slide. I am covered in every variety of cheap Midwestern beer and the toilet paper that sailed over the crowd for most of the show.

11:34 Cop tells me that there's been no trouble so far tonight, but I've never seen a man look so wary.

11:35 Why is there a Lamborghini driving down Washington at 5 m.p.h. with its suicide doors up?

11:49 The showcase bands are great, but the crowd is getting increasingly easier to please. A woman at the Dubliner just stifled a sneeze and the whole table applauded.

11:54 Anybody see Splice? Because I just saw a guy who could pass for whatever that thing was. Worth. The. Trip.

12:00 The later it gets, the funnier the "scoop the poop" bags on the sidewalk become to the revelers.

12:01 A woman in a doorway barks at me.

12:04 I see the sixth and seventh bachelorette parties of the night.

12:05 I'm pretending to write in my notes so I can watch the guy who got his neck signed accost a middle-aged woman outside of Rue 13, but he doesn't know what he wants.

12:06 Someone is slurring "Happy Birthday" to a woman in a veil...

12:15 Dogtown Allstars are jamming at Lola, and the crowd is digging the show. After being outside, the fans in here seem rather alcoholically responsible.

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