Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The World's Worst Record-Listening Party

cruise and peasWhat's the least fun thing you can think of? I mean, excepting the obvious, like performing your own root canal without anesthesia or watching your pet die or something. How about going to a Black Eyed Peas concert? How about going to a Black Eyed Peas concert where Tom Cruise comes out on stage in sunglasses and a leather jacket to plug his new movie, to which the Black Eyed Peas contributed a song? And then how about if Will-I-Am tells you that you get to be one of "the first cats" to hear the new song?

And then they cue up the record and everyone just stands around in their clothes while it plays? Could there be anything less fun? I don't think so. Judging from this video clip, of just such a not-fun event that took place in London this weekend, the audience seems to agree, though some people look like they're trying to fake it. Like, since they're supposed to be having fun, they should try hard to look like they are.

But I don't get it. If even the people at a Black Eyed Peas concert can see, very clearly just how deeply, deeply not fun they are, who is buying all those Black Eyed Peas records?

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Worse? Worse, you ask?

Neil Diamond. On acid. Him, you, doesn't matter which.

Trust me.

Mount_Prion (#290)

In sharing this video, you've armed me with a weapon a weapon capable of piercing not merely the flesh, but the soul.

Why wouldn't they perform this rather than play a recording of it?

deepomega (#1,720)

One assumes it's a licensing issue.

Dave Bry (#422)

I don't know. I am wondering the same thing myself.

garge (#736)

I wish they would have at least done a sign language translation, choreographed interpretive dance, or pulled out a game of Twister.

Mindpowered (#948)

Maybe they can't actually play the song. I mean, chord changes & stuff.

saythatscool (#101)

His last appearance on BET went so well. Why wouldn't he do the same thing again?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

If you know some scientologist folks
they gon' dance like this, y'all

These two things are the same thing.

No time to program it into BEP database 7.0. Pending beta release 7.12 failed sanity verification testing.

HiredGoons (#603)

1) The Black Eyed Peas suck.
2) Tom Cruise OBVIOUSLY sucks.
3) The concept of a 'listening party' fills me with psychic rage.

This is like the Perfect Storm of suckage.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

To watch this videohhellno in the full duration would have been the equivalent of a catastrophic oil spill on the last 3:36 minutes of my life. Thankfully we managed to topkill this bitch at 2:10, but irreversible damage has been done.

sigerson (#179)

I was all excited last fall to head out to Vegas for a U2 show at "the Silverbowl" (UNLV football stadium on the edge of town).

Surprise! Opening act for U2 was The Black-Eyed Peas. My god I wanted to kill myself. That is some crappy crappy music.

deepomega (#1,720)

I'm not sure what you expected. You entered a stadium with Bono. You're going to experience the aural equivalent of gladiatorial combat.

sigerson (#179)

Dude — Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona in 1993: That U2 show was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. And that was for the lousy Zootopia tour.

The U2 show in Vegas was incredible, once it got started. Flooding the entire stadium in green light to honor the Iranian resistance while playing "Pride (In The Name of Love)" might seem like a corny idea but at the time it was deeply moving. Hardly a dry eye in the house.

"A corny that at the time was deeply moving" is pretty much U2 in a nutshell, no?

"Corny idea".


But but but…the Black Eyed Peas are one of 40 Reasons to Be Excited About Music!

katiechasm (#163)

Someone should put Rolling Stone out of its misery.

iantenna (#5,160)

the exact opposite of this is the concert i dreamt of this morning. david allan coe backed by a flashily dressed, latino band a la los tigres del norte. i woke up yelling at my wife to grab the camera.

wiilliiaamm (#225)

I have taken dumps that deserve more attention at a listening party than this group of pop culture killers. And Tomcruise has a lurking quality that only becomes more unsettling as he ages.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Nominated for screen name most appropriate to comment.

wiilliiaamm (#225)

Oh right……

KarenUhOh (#19)

Tom Cruise would have nothing to do with Tom Cruise.

roboloki (#1,724)

the purchased tickets to see the black eyed peas in concert. i have no pity, they deserved this shitfest.

Screen Name (#2,416)

I get the sense the people in that video, all of them, are blindly living how they're inclined to.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)






katiechasm (#163)




bronwyn (#3,351)

I don't know why this flashed into my brain, but I just imagined Tipper Gore there, in the front row, getting down with her bad self post-break up and every now and again daring herself to wink at Tom. Maybe with a couple of girlfriends in tow, shrieking "No, I'm Carrie!"

Aatom (#74)

Plug the hole! Plug the hole!!

berthamason (#740)

I wish I'd been at this listening party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HGYO738FqE

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