Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:32 PM
So, I went to see St. Vincent today at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square. Unfortunately, this amazing store is closing for good in a few weeks, and that's going to be a major blow to my cd buying. But that's a different story.She played a short set of songs from her new album, but she's fantastic live and a short set is better than no set. She always finds a place to bust out some grinding guitar solos, which is always cool. Plus she's just incredibly cutesy on stage, so that's fun too.I went with one of my friends. He had recently started growing a beard and wasn't sure how he felt about it. Before the show began, we met up with another friend (a girl) who made it quite clear that she didn't approve of my friend's beard. He's a pretty self-conscious guy in general, so this didn't make him feel so great.After the concert, Annie was having one of those always awkward cd signings. I'm not huge into silly things like this, but I was buying a cd anyway and the line was short, so I decided to get an autograph. I was before my friend in line, and when it was my turn I stepped up to her little both thingy.We had a little awkward chit chat and I joked with her about not being able to open the cd (which I couldn't; it was jammed shut and it took me a few minutes in the privacy of my own home to actually get it open). I then lead in and said to her, "Okay, here's the deal. My friend in line right behind me is unsure whether or not he likes his beard, so you have to be sure to tell him that it looks really good." She gave me a nod of acknowledgment, wrote me an autograph, I thanked her and I stepped aside.I watched my friend step up to her booth, and after a few moments he looked over at me, gave me an awkward look, and I overheard him saying, "He told you to say that..." Evidently she had written "I like your beard" on his copy of the cd.He thought it was pretty funny. He then asked me what she had written on my cd. I had forgotten to look, actually, since I was caught up in explaining the situation to Annie, so I pulled out my cd.It said, "Dearest Yorke, You have a nice beard too. xo -Annie"