STP at Jones Beach

Wednesday, August 7th, at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach, four friends meandered through the crowds, which were buzzing with the anticipation of seeing The Stone Temple Pilots. Rumors of the the disastrous PNC Bank Arts Center performance loomed over the Tri-State Area. Many of the members of the crowd were in attendance at the PNC show where Weiland made them wait for hours before coming out. When he did finally grace them with his presence on stage, he struggled to make it through his own songs. Earlier in the week, Scott had crashed into his band mates’ drum set, at which point they needed to pick him up and place him back at his mic. At Nikon, no one knew which Scott Weiland they would be seeing.




Fuse Upfront With Special Guest Wyclef Jean

     Rob and I have been trying to make sure that as Upfront Season continues on you are able to get some cool insider info.  Let me just say that as far as upfront parties go the Fuse party brought the thunder upon us all. 

     The Fuse party was back at Espace on 42nd.  We were there last for The Weather Channel upfront, where we were “shushed” and ate odd noodle off of grass (see earlier post for details).  We walked into the packed venue and found that the space was completely different.  There were models in bathtubs blowing bubbles (insert joke here), and the main bar was an ice sculpture carved out to look like speakers with real wiring inside.  In the main room there were windows suspended from the ceiling and an artest creating a mural on the wall.  The food situation was a little bleak but the drinks were plentiful.  The waiters and waitress (who apparently were also part time models) passed around trays of champaign with rock candy, these odd blue drinks which were painfully easy to drink and ring pops.  A warning to all reading this, combining those two drinks, beer, along with a few Grey Goose Pineapples is a dangerious combination. The masses were also given pairs of the “Kanye” sun glasses. 

     The main event of the evening was special guest Wyclef Jean who was sporting the newly shaven head look.  Wyclef rocked the house playing a mix of old and new matericals.  Midway through his set he had his sister share the stage with him to sing a very emotional gospel song.  Wyclef decided that he wanted a Long Island Ice Tea so his large scarey looking security guard lifted him on to his schoulders mid song and carried him over to the bar.  Towards the end of his set he reached out and grabbed our favorite Jewish friend Ms. Amanda, and pulled her on stage to dance with him.  All in all a good time was had by all, some more then others.  As the night wound down, Fuse was kind enough to get streach hummer limos for us all so that we would safely make it to our destinations.



2008 New York International Auto Show

On  March 30, 2008, we went to the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center. Cars from every manufacturer were there, including both upcoming models and some awesome concept cars. We have a whole slew of great pics, so check them out below!



Nickelodeon and Weather Channel 2008 Upfront Pics!

At the Nickelodeon 2008 Upfront, Amy Poehler came out and talked about her new show “The Mighty B.”  The show is about a Honey Bee (same thing as a Girl Scout) who is an over achiever and is looking to get every badge in the book.  Her little brother is going to be played by Andy Richter (who also is working on a sketch show with Comedy Central).

Chris Meloni also made an appearance to talk about his role in the first ever Nick made-for-TV original movie, entitled “The Gym Teacher.” In the film, he plays a washed up olympic gymnast turned gym teacher.  In the movie Meloni is entered into a sort of “Gym teacher of the year” competition where he needs to get one of his lackluster students in shape. 

At the end of the show, Natasha Bedingfield came out and performed to represent the partnership between Nick and Sony Music Entertainment.   

The Weather Channel Upfront was a good time.  It was held at the very posh Espace, where we ate odd peanut flavored noodles from a platform suspended from the air covered in grass.  Gnarls Barkley was a hit.  They performed a 45 min set with a mix of their old and new material.  They made sure to let us know that their new album The Odd Couple “dropped” April 5th.   

Here are some pics (Sorry only had our phone cameras!) from the Nickelodeon and Weather Channel 2008 Upfront events!