Things Overheard During the Shepard Fairey DJ Set

Categories: Last Night

Catherine Downes
If you're like me, you wondered what exactly Shepard Fairey would spin at Saturday's Dallas Contemporary Phenomenon event. Sadly, Tuvan throat singing and Icelandic death metal were not in the cards. Instead, it was sort of like being at a really fun wedding reception: House of Pain's "Jump Around," Young MC's "Bust a Move," Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." Uh oh, uncle Dave's doing the Macarena.

But Fairey was in town for the art, man, the making and exhibition of which has been thoroughly documented over at Mixmaster. This was the afterparty; give folks free booze and recognizable jams and they're going to dance, especially if you add in free jello shots and put a glow stick in their drink.

Fairey did seem thoroughly engrossed in the set, fist-pumping and singing along, not just going through the DJ motions. In addition to the fabulous people-watching, there were also some great conversations to overhear. Here are a few snippets that really set the tone of the night.

"Ugh, I think I have food poisoning."
"Well, you look cute."

"If you were a real man, you'd help me put my hair extension back in."

"I have 12 jello shots in my purse right now."

"Hey, we kind of look like the dudes from Entourage."

"I haven't danced like that since my bar mitzvah."

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"Instead, it was sort of like being at a really fun wedding reception."

Yeah...except there is usually some attempt at decorating the space for a wedding reception I paid $50 to go to. The Contemporary is such a cool space. What a shame it was left with everything to the imagination, set to a backdrop of someone's iPod playing for a couple hours.


the event was spectacular. i would have loved to see more of the crazy outfits in the pics.


oh, i have one to add.

OH in ladies room from exasperated blond who could not walk in her heels. "ugh, i guess that means I am going to smell like vodka all night."

i didn't have the heart to tell her, that means she won't smell like anything.

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Young MC did "Bust a Move." Rob Base did "It Takes Two."

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