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He’s my new obsession FYI. I’ve always been a Gav Gav (as I affectionately call him now) fan, but seeing him perform live made me want to hold his hand. THERE I SAID IT!!!
Gav Gav was so subtly charming and he sometimes sang out of the side of his mouth. It was adorable. I was a fan girl.
He may be going bald under that fedora that DOES NOT look ridiculous on him, but I don’t even care. And you know me not caring about someone’s hair must mean love.
My new biggest regret in life is not stalking him after the show at The National Underground (the bar he owns in NYC) and making sure he didn’t get his ass kicked on his way home (I’m sure he’s laughing about that now). If only I knew a Doc Brown so he could take me in his DeLorean back to Tuesday night.
Okay, enough of my babbling and random, yet cute photos of Gav Gav… this was all a shameless plug.
I’m gonna need you to go HERE, over to CultureMob and read my review on Gavin DeGraw because I use $10 words, have exclusive photos and a link to watch the concert in its entirety, which I highly recommend you do. Quit your job if you have to.
I love you Gav Gav.
Posted December 16, 2011on:
I know, right?? Who would give me the responsibility to give away free stuff?? Long story short… President Obama asked me to give away 5 pairs of tickets to a Hot Chelle Rae show and a Gavin DeGraw show.
Who’s Hot Chelle Rae you ask??
Now, if you’re like me, you’d want to go to this show just incase Chord Overstreet is there cheating on dudes’ girlfriends. No promises though. If you’re still like me, you enjoy some good pop music and Hot Chelle Rae delivers that and they even reference fun pop culture things like Zach Galifianakis. Win-win.
If you send me your name and email address and a reason why you are ditching your final exams to go see a concert.. you could win tickets!
And as for that second guy… Gavin DeGraw??
He is all sorts of adorable and a New Yorker.
Gav Gav will be tickling the ivories here in NYC as well and you can see him for free if you pay my rent for the next three months. Or you can just send me your name and email address and ways you’ll protect Gavin DeGraw from getting beat up again.
But in all seriousness… if you’d like to see either show.. I can give away 5 pairs for each show. The Hot Chelle Rae show is on Monday, December 19th @ 5PM and Gavin DeGraw is on Tuesday, December 20th @ 7PM at the iHeartradio Theater. (It’s West 23rd and 6th ave)
Send me your name and email address in the comment section or you can tweet me (@Roccosrev) the info and I’ll pick your name out of a hat or in a nepotistical (I googled it… apparently it’s real a word) fashion.
*Bonus* I’ll be at the Gavin DeGraw show reviewing it, so you can stop by and say “yo!”
PS RETWEET THIS YO!
If you are a woman (or a gay man) and said “Golly gosh… I wish J Lo and I were more alike” you can just take down your Selena Y Los Dinos shrine and stop playing Bidi Bidi Bom Bom because J Lo is just like your single ass.
You know when you break up with a guy (again this post is directed to woman and gay men.. so you hetero hotties can just skip to the pictures) and you try to prove your better off single by drinking your face off and dancing embarrassingly in clubs?? Well, you and J Lo could be besties.
J Lo is partying. Partying hard.
The iHeartRadio festival in Vegas was the perfect opportunity for J Lo to act like her 40 something divorcee self and do everything in the images I’ve shown/will show you.
So, just remember….. she’s like us. But with more botox…. and an annoying personality. Oh and don’t forget she’s had some of the Puerto Rican Gollum…. but like us she’s trying to forget as well.
(That one above is my favorite)
True story friends. True story.
Real life (and real job to pay rent) interrupted The Revolution and I couldn’t go and review the Avril Lavigne concert last night. (This is a little bit of me venting just FYI)
I’m not a huge Avril Lavigne fan because though I may be complicated and not like your girlfriend…I’m not a sk8ter boi. But what the hell?? (I’m cracking myself up right now)
Anyway. This conversation happened….
Background: Me, Claire Bear and Devy Wevy Bevy are breaking bread. Literally, we are eating a basket of bread with some delicious jams.
Rocco: Ugh! I can’t review the Avril show on Wednesday because I can’t get off of work.
Claire Bear: I bet Brody Jenner will be there.
Devy Wevy Bevy: What?? Why??
Rocco: Claire… you’re a genius. Now, I’m more pissed. Shit.
Claire Bear: Dev.. they’re dating. He shaved an “A” into the side of his head. Seriously.
Rocco: That’s true.
Devy Wevy Bevy: That’s dumb. Pass the carbs.
So, cut to Wednesday night, I see pictures of the concert I couldn’t review (dig the knife deeper)….
…. and then I see this quote.
Avril’s boyfriend Brody Jenner watched from the audience and danced along to “What the Hell.”
Claire Bear is a genius! I missed Brody Jenner dancing around in the audience. FML.
Anyway… this was just to talk about Brody Jenner because that’s freaking hilarious (I wonder if Kim Kardashian and Avril Lavigne hang out) annnnd to remind any New Yorker’s that Jackpot, Tiger will be having their release party and Sexy Tour Kick Off bash at Crash Mansion tonight @7PM. <— I’ll have way more deets later.
That title doesn’t even really make sense. But it’s intriguing and I’m hoping you clicked here to see what the hell I’m talking about.
Anyway… since Lee bear is working on his fitness and/or prepping for interview Jamboree (I think the both of these options are totally justifiable) I’m just gonna play that whole “remember that time when….” game.
He leaves me no choice.
We all know my obsession with “Earth Stood Still” is unhealthy (I should probably call Dr. Drew)…but I have a confession. I like two other songs that he probably hates and never sings. Apparently, I’m really into the album fillers; to me they are gems.
“Stay Here” and “Weightless” are the songs I speak of… and Lee bear just does not sing these songs (and don’t say his mash up of “Stay Here” and “Dear Isabelle” because thats just him begging to get on Glee, which would be great because then he can totally hook me up with Corey Monteith. He can be my wing man.) And I have three reasons why:
1) He’s coming up with choreography (with dancing baby of course) for the tour. It’s going to be great.
2) He can’t remember the words.
3) He’s just trying to make me upset with him. He likes our fake fights.
So here is “Weightless”. Watch it and love it… because he never did it again. This song should have been on the soundtrack to Up. Just saying.
And here is “Stay Here” and if you don’t like this song.. me and dancing baby think you’re a fool.
First off, it starts with an organ. An organ outside of a place of worship is automatically cool. Second, this is the one song he could have a dance break to (and he will), so again, that makes it cool. Third, there are “whooa whoa oh”‘s in the song. If that isn’t the perfect addition to a pop song, I just don’t know what is.
Oh and nice American Apparel sweater Linc the Sink, J Biebs has that too. And I think Linc the Sink is wearing the treat hat. Lee just steals shit.
I think they just got in a fight.
Anyway… good songs. Maybe we can hear them in real time soon yeah??
Last night I had the most awesome opportunity to go review a Sara Bareilles concert for iheartradio.
And yes, I don’t just make up stories about Lee D…. I review concerts as an extra job. Think like lady of the night, except I’m not a whore and make A LOT less money… but the important thing is, it’s just as fun!
Anyway, I review these shows for Culturemob and iheartradio and I’ve been to a bunch of these shows. (including the Lee D. NYC concert back in November<— I just read that back… I’m an idiot. I could have laid the hat on him right then and there. But the hat of all freakin’ hats was not born yet… it wasn’t even a sparkle in my eye. And I did not have the emotional attachment to ESS then, like I do now. Weird.)
Back to Sara Bareilles….it was, hands down, the best concert I’ve ever seen. I haven’t gotten really excited over a concert like this in a long time. I couldn’t wait to get home and get all my thoughts and emotions down on paper… or the screen… whatever.
She was so charming and witty and down to earth as she interacted with the audience, it was captivating to watch. I can’t stop talking about her and the show. I’ve always liked her albums, but seeing her live is just a whole other experience.
Look! I’m gushing again…I can’t stop. I’m pretty sure I was talking to a homeless man outside of Starbucks this morning about her. It was weird; all he wanted was $1 and I was talking about how I wish I was best friends with Sara Bareilles.
You can read all about it HERE. There are some cool pictures and a cute little video too.
And after you do that or before (whichever order you feel like.. this isn’t a dictatorship) watch this video of Sara Bareilles performing “Single Ladies”. It’s brilliant.
Not literally. Because if I did stumble upon the Lee bear, I’d say “nice hair!”, throw the HAT OF ALL HATS on his head, snap a pic, and then run away. He wouldn’t even know what hit him. And this all could end. Ahhhhh, if only things were that simple.
But, since I’m still here writing, you know that didn’t happen. YouTube is distracting and it leads you to funny, funny things. This isn’t funny, as much as wonderful and good times.
He never performs “It’s Gotta Be Love” for whatever reason and I thought to myself “I really like that song… how come he never plays it? I should probably harass him about that to? I mean he totally listens to every word I say”
So, as I was planning my tactic on this one I thought, let me YouTube his NYC performance of this song. This brought back some fun memories of that night. And because someone *coughleebearcough* decided to go on vacation, I have really nothing new and exciting (P.S. “It’s Gotta Be Love” just came on my iPod.. swear to Oprah… spooooooky) to talk about, so I’m forced to drudge up old memories.
This was when Linc the Sink was just a man who my friend wanted to sleep with (and don’t deny it M.E… you totes mcgotes had a crush on him). How naive we all were. Who would’ve thought he would be the man to bring that hat into our lives. I don’t know if I should thank him or tell him I hate him??
BTW, Lee bear probably does a really good, fake reggae/Jamaican voice. I’m gonna ask him to do that during the ‘if I keep talking about it, it will come true’ interview. He won’t mind at all.
Back at ya Lee bear… back at ya!
P.S. ItsMyT1me takes great video, so thumbs up! Love when I find out people who I know (well not really know… but via Twitter) were at the same concert as me in the past. It makes me laugh and say “So weird!”
Wow… this took me so long because I couldn’t write run on sentences and say Lee bear.
I’m pretty sure there is grammatical errors though….. but hey that’s how I roll.
Completely random: In “Me And My Jealousy” he says ‘when you got nothing… you got nothing to lose’…. someone has been watching my fav movie Titanic. He must have caught that double feature on TBS one night. And if you have no idea what I am talking about… go watch Titanic please.
(This is really long and I am sorry. Go make some tea and get some pretzels. Get comfy if you are going to delve into this because I got carried away… But thanks for reading! And a note… I didn’t take a lot of videos because I was “working” so thanks to the people who did and posted them on YouTube…. soldiers you are! Soldiers!)
Lee didn’t suck. He sang in tune. Engaged the audience and has really nice teeth to go along with his hair. And that’s it.
What if that is all I wrote??? That would be funny. But don’t worry there is more.
I’m going to start by saying, I was the most out-of-place individual in the room.
It was a Sony sponsored event so there were a lot of suits, a lot of real bloggers/journalists (and by real I mean people who know what they are doing and get paid for it) and then little old me. My hair was a mess (which is pretty much a day-to-day thing… hence my jealousy of Lee bear’s hair) and I felt nauseous. I was up really early, ate sporadically throughout the day, and was really excited…. not a good combo for my tender tummy as Mamadukes later scolded me.
Me and my friend (who was my plus 1 and then part of my press team… and by team I mean the 2 of us who have no idea what we are doing) got to the venue and were standing around with the suits the and looking real out-of-place.
As we were standing around waiting (I was waiting just because the others were looking like they were waiting and I wanted to look like I belonged) a real professional photogropher was taking test shots of the mini step and repeat and guess what??? I was in the way! But, it was okay because the photog immediately fell in love with my friend and her teal scarf. (more on that later) And because she stole his heart he continued to take tests shots of her in front of the step and repeat. The people must have thought we were the venues minions doing the dirty work.
This was all starting so perfect. It was just how I want to look with people who could potentially sign my pay check one day.
Lee bear came strutting out with his bouncy, body-ful (yes I made that word up… it needs a made up word) head of hair and met with the suits and took pictures.
So, there we were standing in the way, chatting with a what we thought was a friendly woman with painted Jackson Pollack pants, when Lee bear glanced our way. He obviously thought “who are these girls who don’t belong with the press and why do they have matching clothes on??” (we had a similar color palate on… all by accident, but once again it made us stand out), and as eye contact was made and what would have been my awkward description of why I was there and who I was (This was the moment I speak of in the title… yes I embellished. So shoot me.), Jackson Pollack woman thwarted me!! She stepped in shook his hand and took a picture because she was one of the important people apparently. Important and a dream squasher.
We (meaning Lee bear and awkward me… the moment) exchanged smiles and he went on joking and being charming with the suits and I continued to stand there and just check out the sitch. He was very enthusiastic to meet the people and take pictures, always kind and laughing. And as I stood a foot from him all I could think was “his hair is so fluffy”. Nice teeth too! He must use those electric toothbrushes and floss daily.
So the concert started and since I had VIP I stood in front and ironically bonded with Jackson Pollack woman… which is a part of my master plan to squash her dreams in the future (that is a lie… the master plan part, not the bonding) Things started rough… I lost my pen and had to borrow one from a kind fan behind me (so thanks girl!), but I was roaring to go with pen in hand, heart beating, wanting to vomit, and adjectives running through my mind…. All but the vomit had to do with Lee.
Lee came out in plaid and looking like he fell out of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (right off the L train… for you New Yorkers) and he started off with how much he loved the fans and how awesome it was to be playing his new music. Again, he seemed very appreciative and amped about his new music…. someone has been eating his humble pie.
He started with “Stay Here” and it was a great opener. Hottie McHottie Chris Wrate was the perfect “oohhh oohhhh” -er in the joint. By the way he was stunning. I mean breath-taking. He had a butt chin and my personal photographer (the other member of my “press team”) loves butt chins and therefore set her eyes on him (more on this later)
But back to Lee bear… his voice was in top form. Someone was on their A Game. Very gravelly and raspy, but not one note out of tune. Again….shocking. (That was sarcastic in case that went over your head)
He went right into “Live It Up” for the second song, after some banter about something that I don’t really remember… and this was a fun one because most of the people in the crowd knew the words. You saw his face light up when people sang along. Adorbs Lee bear… adorbs. Oh and great with the ad libs… I am confident in saying that he will never sing a song the same. So avant garde.
And then one of my favorite parts of the concert happened. During “Earth Stood Still” he asked if it was anyone’s birthday and I hilariously hollered (love alliteration) “LEONARDO DICAPRIO’S!!!!!” Lee bear either didn’t hear me or didn’t think I was funny… we will go with the former. So, some chick goes up on stage and we all think, this is great, and so adorable, and it was…. for the first 27 seconds and then he ignored her! Legit did not look at the girl once during the song… it was so funny. Even Jackson Pollack woman said something to me about it. But it wasn’t that he was being rude… I think he was just performing like he normally would, but it was great because he invited this girl on stage and ignored her. What a boy!
Then he did “Weightless” and he said it was one of his favorite songs…. and ironically it was probably one of my least favorite songs. We must end this Lee bear… it’s over. It wasn’t bad… just not one of my favorite. It had an awesome instrumental section that worked into the bridge. So I guess I like that song???? WE’RE BACK ON!
Then they broke out into this jam session. Chris Wrate is sick on guitar! Shredding like a king… is that jargon for a good guitar player?? And this whole impromptu jam session was used to show off Chris’ beauty and how great the rest of the guys are on their instruments. Bravo boys!
(Let’s back up and talk about how Chris Wrate saw me talk about him: My fake photographer sidekick loves butt chins as mentioned above… and Mr. Wrate has an inkling of one. So, I pointed it out and we laughed… and I literally pointed and he saw. Awkward! He refused to look at me the rest of the night. I then felt guilty.)
So, as we cheered for their little jam sesh and I cheered a little too enthusiastically…. I dropped my words of wisdom book that has all my ideas for blogs, adjectives for this concert, my life plans, my hand drawn subway map, etc. I looked around in a panic thinking “OMFG, my life just fell underneath the stage….” but no, my friends lover (aka professional photographer) came to my rescue and saved my book. So, I dedicate this post to you good sir… and your future wife; my friend. (They are dating right now. She might have went home with him. Just kidding. Or am I?)
Lee ignored the love fest that was occurring before my very eyes and began to sing “Beautiful Like You” and though he didn’t write this song.. it is one of my favorites. It is just a great pop song… and I believe single material. Oh, and he flashed that million dollar smile once again. I wonder if he had braces??
“Dear Isabelle” was next… his Chicago tribute and the song was great. I don’t really hear the “Hey, There Delilah”-ness.. it sounded very country live. Kind of had a twang. But it was good…. he dug it, therefore I dug it. He then surprised the crowd with “A Song About Love” that wasn’t on the playlist we snuck a peek at…. it was good. Stripped down… it was just Lee and the keyboard player, Lincoln Cleary. Very pretty….the piano melody, not Lincoln. Although, my friend loved him and wanted to leave her photographer beau for Lincoln. What a whore! Just kidding… or am I?
“It’s Gotta Be Love” was great and it is pretty much about a one night stand. And during his banter before the song he definitely made a joke about kicking his brother out of their shared bedroom to bang a chick. Nice Lee bear… let’s be more of a dude for a second. So, that little convo segwayed perfectly into his song about banging chicks. I’m gonna say this is definitely about a drunken hook up, not about love….but to each their own. Oh, and his parents were definitely singing and dancing along to his song about banging chicks while drunk. Niiiiice.
Then he did “Sweet Serendipity” and guess what??? He messed up the words!!! What an idiot!
I’m just kidding. He didn’t mess up once again. That is two times in a row! Whoa!
This dude is TA-LAN-TED!
The encore was “Hallelujah” and it was beautiful. Started stripped down, then Chris Wrate got all sexy on his guitar and spiced it up. Lee sounded great!
Annnnnnnnnd that was the show. Broke my phone as I left, tried not to vomit on the train, and smiled all the way home…. it was all because of Lee bear
On a serious note, he did great and I am so excited for his album….he seems excited and it was nice to see people sing along.
Also, his brother and parents were there and I looked over at one point and saw them beaming. Great little moment. I wanted to call Mamadukes and Big D and ask if they were proud of me.
Oh and btw Lee bear said he does read all your tweets and messages so definitely tweet him!! He will read it… He’s sees all that shit. And he chuckled when he said this…. so I am guessing naughty tweets have been sent????
I’ll try to post some videos tomorrow and I will share the link to my actual legit, music post for Culturemob tomorrow.