29 Jun 2012
If you had asked me at any time over the last year what I was going to be doing last night, it certainly wouldn’t have been answered by “Burying the hatchet with people I’ve had some of my most notorious social media battles with.” But that’s exactly what happened. I don’t think anyone on the Twitters who follow us wasn’t well aware of an ongoing ‘bitterness’, we’ll call it, between Casie Stewart/Lauren O’Neil and I… But, stars aligned… thanks to #ABSOLUTunleashed, MSTRKFRT and apparently Mercury not being in retrograde anymore (June 27th, according to a bunch of tweets that said it exited whatever the hell that is.) and that is exactly what happened.
Maybe that’s the sign of a good event though? I mean… if we go back a week to the #StoliVIP, where I buried the hatchet with another long term cold spell with someone, the same thing… great event makes for great moods. And the ABSOLUT MSTRKRFT event at the Hoxton was no exception.
The room was packed, the crowd was young (19-21 from what I could tell) and it got hot. Really hot… as I tweeted “Sweating like a Thai hooker watching the Navy dock in port.” But the drink being featured, The Greyhound (Vodka, Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit) was delicious. Albeit the first one made for me was a little sweet, I perfected the cocktail for myself by adding some carbonated water. @SmithsonMartin and his Emulator technology was incredible, @Wristpect kept the vibe upbeat, and @MSTRKRFTmusic blew the roof off the room. Absolutely amazing. THOUGH, I’ll be honest… I had a VIP hookup for the event. Had I been general audience, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed as much. I’m an introvert at heart, and typically hate crowds… but for normal people, just being there would have been incredible judging by the crowd.
Clearly though, my sights are set high… high enough where past conflicts simply don’t matter to me at all anymore. It’s just not worth allowing them to have any room in my life, and thus it was the right time to move on and move forward. And I was definitely in rare form… I’m pretty sure I became a picture whore all night, photobombing whoever I could and taking way too many pictures in general with people. My reputation as a jerk is clearly destroyed after last night.