Last night my girlfriend and I went to the Troubadour to check out the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Great show, bad night to be in West Hollywood. Half the streets were blocked for the Oscar after parties. Consequently we ended up parking about six blocks away and still ended up paying to do so, but whatever, a little exercise never hurt anyone. So we get inside, find a great spot on the balcony. The show starts and about two songs in I see some woman tumble, literally, through the balcony area right toward where we were standing. She was wearing what to my mind was the most inappropriate outfit I’d ever seen. I was thinking, We’re at a rock show not prom. But then as she got herself together and pulled her hair out of her face I realized that it was Catherine Keener, who must have come straight from one of the after parties down the street to check out the show. It was hysterical! Besides appearing to be pretty drunk, she was completely rocking out. I never would have thought her to be such a fan.
Ah, but the story doesn’t end there. After the show we’re walking through the alley behind the venue to start the hike to our car when a really nice Mercedes pulls up in front of us and some woman gets out, again in some over-the-top prom dress (me forgetting AGAIN that it was Oscar night) and at second glance I realize it’s freakin’ Sandra Bullock! Along with her husband, Jesse James, although without his hat pulled down over his eyes, his baggy Dickies, and cane I hardly recognized him.
So, a double dose of Oscar and some good music – not bad for a Sunday night.
– Kristin Rasmussen