Ah Oui Comme Ca
After fighting for parking spots outside the Majestic Theatre Complex with fellow tenderonies psyched to see Chromeo at their first ever Detroit show (which means, YES, the leggy keyboard was also there) D-Days got up close and personal to the electrofunk duo. During the show (which seemed to get mixed reviews from fans) Dave 1 and his vocoder box loving counterpart P-Thugg paid heavy tribute to the late, great J. Dilla, claiming he was the best when it came to making beats.
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
Looking to get our drink on early, D-Days headed to Clinton Township Friday afternoon for a tasty and somewhat unexpectedly intoxicating craft beer tasting at Terry's Terrace. For just five bucks, dozens of us sampled 16+ Michigan-made brews. Special thanks to manager Derrick Knoth for the hospitality!
We Be Clubbin'
DJ D-Nice kept the crowd (500+ of Detroit's most beautiful people) on full tilt Friday night at Club V in MGM Casino, dropping an eclectic array of jams from AC/DC to Stevie Wonder. While the scheduled host of the evening, Kenny Burns was a no-show ( D-Nice told us the BET celeb missed his flight) D-Days spotted Detroit City Council President, Charles Pugh tearing it up on the dance floor. Rumor has it that funny man Anthony Anderson was hitting on every Detroit woman in the building.
It Got Our Motors Running
Corktown Tavern's Creature Feature 2 purred to life at 1pm Saturday - and within minutes the throttle opened up at full-blast. When appreciative eyes weren't fixed on the hula-hooping hips belonging to the Dizzy Dames, they were turned with equal avidity to a wide assortment of motorized magic spread out across the parking lot. We caught artist Jerry Shirts at a table talking enthusiastically about the forthcoming People's Arts Festival at RIC. Gino Fanelli took 750 CC past the sound barrier before The Beggars' Steve Tuthill ascended the stage and proceeded to lash adoring fans with his swingin' microphone of mayhem. Plenty of motorcycle flash and colors - and we learned with some surprise that The Avengers boast no fewer than four clubhouses in the metro Detroit area. Maybe the freemasons could learn a thing or two from their membership drives.
That Was A One Legged Wrestler
Later that same day came the equally diverting pleasures of the Squared Circle Revue within Theatre Bizarre's backyard. Despite a technical malfunction that prevented Hayley Jane from rising "deux ex machina" above the crowd, she managed to wow the masses with a particularly deft cover of Britney Spears's "Hit Me Baby (One More Time)." Hitting (or "hitting") of a more predictable nature took place within the ring and yes, there was both a one-legged wrestler and a tag team of hermaphrodites. The Amino Acids now have a fan club in Estonia (thank goodness for student exchange programs!) and you should have heard the round of applause when Revolva brought her hoops into play. Spotted in the crowd were Detroit Derby Girl Honey Suckit, artists Gwen Joy and Angel Busque, the balancing boy known as Flec Mindscape, and Harold. Or maybe it was Kumar. Anyhoo ...
Not Diddy — Chiddy!
What do you get when you take 200 screaming Chiddy Bang fans and move them from St. Andrews Hall to the Shelter? The new weight loss fad of sweating until your skinny jeans slide off. The young crowd went bananas for the young Philly duo and we caught wind that captain of the Finally Famous team, Big Sean, was in the house. Man, talk about a hot issue – next time can the dudes bring a chiddy pool?
After all the weekend mayhem, we dipped into fashionable Ferndale on Sunday to celebrate Rosie O'Grady's one year birthday bash. What do you get when you mix Jack Daniels and PBR? Bartender Cimbery's signature drink, the "Pink Penis" of course! Congrats to Manager Wendy Gross who not only gave D-Days the red carpet treatment, but will soon be bringing a beautiful baby into the world.
Almost A Double Digit! The Bosco turns 9 on Friday and you better believe we'll be there to ring in the madness! We might even wear big chains for fun. | RDW