ten years ago today tsar opened up for juliette lewis and the licks

juliete and the licks

i was working for buzznet at the time and we had many missions but one of them was we wanted to inspire kids to take interesting pictures from concerts that they attended and post them on buzznet instead of myspace.

so one of the things that i did as community manager was lead by example.

at the office we had a canon rebel or it was mine or i bought one or they bought one for me. who knows. i used it that night.

i ran around the troub trying to find the right spot, but it was hard, it was really dark

juliete and the licks

i was nervous because at the office there was a lot of strife. more specifically, i caused a lot of strife because i never kept my mouth shut. for some reason i thought it was ok for me to speak my mind. i was wrong. thus the strife. whatever, i thought im gonna just prove my points, single handed, all the time and then people will start believing that i know what im talking about.

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but i was wrong again. nothing i did convinced anyone.

juliete and the licks

weirdly, i had experienced something like this before in my life, when i was younger.

i learned that this was going to be a no-win situation.

when i realized it, i started getting super sick. like puking all the time.

symbolism for all the things i was stifling all of a sudden.

juliete and the licks

but at the tsar / juliette lewis show i felt fantastic. i knew that no matter how good my pics were someone was gonna say something dumb.

juliete and the licks

but i knew that in ten years id look at them and id say, damn, those are the best canon rebel pics of a tsar show ever.

juliete and the licks

after i got fired i got a job at LAist and everyone lived happily ever after.