Show: What's Up / Starfucker / Marnie Stern
Venue: The Echo
Drinks: Two Newcastles and two Red Stripes
Song I Most Wanted to Hear: I didn't really care, I just wanted to see Marnie
shred some guitar and she didn't disappoint.
Musical Disappointments: No encore from Marnie.
Superficial/General Impression on Singer's Appearance: Pretty hot. She would be
above average at most bars in Los Angeles and when she straps her old guitar on
and starts tapping the strings it's hard not to fall a little in love with her.
To quote a guy in front of me at the merch booth "Dude, I just touched Marnie's
Merch Table: I bought CDs from the first two bands and a vinyl copy of Marnie
Stern's "This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And
She Is It And It Is It And That Is That" which I asked her to sign. She wrote
"Jason, Thank you for coming to the show. XOXO Marnie" The dude in front of me
asked about the kissing booth which she replied was now closed due to acquiring
a boyfriend in the month's since her last LA show.
Run-in's With the Bands: I was standing right next to the stage when the girls
of Marnie Stern climbed up onto stage, I offered them my hand for balance. Had
brief conversations with members of both of the first bands while they were
trying to sling merch after their sets.
Best Onstage Moment, Non-Musical: Probably Starfucker frontman's cracked, disco
moves during an extended instrumental passage which was somewhere between
Napoleon Dynamite and Travolta in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.
Best Onstage Chatter: Stern's sexy bass player Malia James when told they were
ready five minutes early "We're ready to go now, we're all lubricated." Chatter
between James and Stern usually involved talk about the vagina and how much they
are trying to cut back on talking about the vagina.
Did the Bass Player Look Bored?: Only during the last song when she sat down and
Marnie tapped the guitar without any need of musical accompaniment.
Overall Scientific Rating of Show (out of ten): 7.2