This past weekend a bunch of us NY/NJ Dtoiders got together. Some people couldn't make it (I still loves you, Keener, Nick and Petie) but we still ended up having a fun time. I don't think it's really a NARP because we pretty much just went out for dinner and checked out the Street Fighter IV cabinets at Chinatown fair, but I good time was had by all.
I'll post some of the photos here for those of you who don't have the Facebooks.
Samit, Phist, and Powerglove. We were waiting to get into Joe's Shanghai.
Street Fighter IV arcade! God, it looks so pretty. Well, not so much in this blurry photo.
Samit makes funny faces, as we on the Dtoid NY emailer have decided.
oranges om nom nom nom!
Everyone was feeling a bit tired from the rainy weather and stuff so we split up. Zen, Devon and I went to Pulsewave and it was awesome. Nullsleep was there too; I wanted to say hi but I was too shy ;_; Zen's friend Disasterpeace played and he was pretty good :)
Check out the video:
After the first couple bands the show got a little meh so we peaced. We met up with some of Josh's friends and headed to the village to find us a bar. We found this "rock'n'roll" bar where, after ordering a few drinks, we realized we were the youngest people there. They had Magic Hat #9 on tap though, so I was pretty happy. There was this hilariously awful cover band there. They didn't play poorly or anything; they just picked the weirdest songs ever
to play. Devon and I did a kind of tango dance to their rock version of "La Bamba." Some drunk guy got up and danced with us. They also played some Linkin Park song, Semi-Charmed Kind of Life, and Faith. WTF? Amazingly cheesy.
It got better later though. They had karaoke, but not in the conventional sense. The band played the song for you and you had a sheet of paper with the music on it, which was awesome. I sang Ramblin Man (I think Josh has the video), and later Devon and I sang 99 Red Balloons completely wasted, dancing all crazy for the 5 people left in the bar at 3 am.
It was awesome.
On a somewhat unrelated note, Devon finds the coolest stuff in dumpsters.