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Monday, October 8, 2012

Calvin Johnson Dancing Gifs >Seattle Sounders

Posted by on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Last night, I went to the Sounders game with some friends. Though I always end up bored out of my mind watching football, baseball, hockey, volleyball, basketball or really any other organized sporting match, I hoped that soccer would somehow be different. Unfortunately it was no exception, and I sipped on a precious $11 beer, zoning out and day-dreaming about what I was gonna do afterwards when suddenly I remembered that later on the Rendezvous was hosting their first all-ages show! I managed to drag my friends over after the game, and was stoked to walk out of a stadium full of 60,000 screaming green-and-blue-clad soccer fans and into a room of 19 mellow kids sprawled across the floor and watching Calvin Johnson's band, the Hive Dwellers. If you've never seen Calvin Johnson dance, it looks something like this:

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or this:
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and this:
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Even thought there was a grand total of two wristbanded all-ages kids in attendance, it was chock full of Olympia living-room show vibes. Rendezvous booker Nathan Chambers (I have been told a few times that they are called "talent buyers" but I can never bring myself to use that term) told me they might try and make Sundays an all-ages day at the club. Witch Gardens were the perfect follow-up for the Hive Dwellers, and played their set of twee-pop masterpieces and they make me wish I owned an auto-harp. Twee: 1, Soccer: 0

 

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Kathy Fennessy 1
These are great.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on October 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 2
I wonder if he's used those moves while hitting on any number of my underage (at the time) friends in Olympia?
Posted by bunnypuncher http://twitter.com/princess_wolfie on October 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM · Report this
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Soccer is pretty twee.
Posted by Sherlock Homeboy 3008 on October 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM · Report this
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Cool story! Please tell us more about the things you don't care for and how they compare to things you like. You're so interesting!
Posted by madcap on October 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM · Report this
Fnarf 5
The most expensive beer at CenturyLink is $9.75. It's not a bargain, but it's not $11.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on October 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this

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