The World's Worst Record-Listening Party

cruise and peas

What’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?