Could this thing be the new fashion statement for teenage hipsters?
Which is cooler, riding on electric scooters down Lansdowne Street while being chased by the police with Atlantic Records' hot new act Cute Is What We Aim For or sneaking onstage to a sold out Gnarls Barkley show? How about doing both within minutes of each other? Be jealous -- that's how OTD's token emo expert Mike Johnson spent his Friday night.
The ink was still fresh on Cute Is What We Aim For's Atlantic deal -- having moved on up from Fueled by Ramen -- and since they're still kids at heart (and basically still kids; the oldest is just 19), they followed the lead of tourmates Hit the Lights and splurged on a bunch of Schwinn electric scooters. Since they were kind enough to share, Johnson showed them how to sneak onstage at Avalon via their Axis dressing room to catch some of Gnarl Barkley’s show. They were so pumped -- and when we filled them in that Cee-Lo himself was watching some of their set, they nearly jumped out of their size 7’s.
Full report from Gnarls, with slideshow, over here . . .