The headlines tell the story. “Mick Jagger was in the frozen-food section aisle at Tesco.” “I helped Beck find a book.” “I gave Neil Young a brochure on hemorrhoids.” Did I Ever Tell You About The Time… is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of boring rock-star encounters; the names are impressive, while the context in which they appear is flat and uninspired. The main difference between this Tumblr blog and the Hall of Fame is that this blog knows that its subjects are composed of the same boring biology as we are, and it deflates ego at every turn. Even when the headline promises an interesting, possibly life-changing story (“I threw bananas belonging to Jack White into a canal”), the accounts of the actual events go to great lengths to disappoint (“I once acquired some bananas that belonged to Jack White. I transported them from Dublin, back to Birmingham, and then threw them into a canal. I can’t remember why.”). Bonus: The site is apparently British, so you’ll get to read about close encounters with musicians you truly never cared (or even knew) existed, such as Robbie Williams, Cliff Richard and Fish.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.