Meet the Mayor: O'Brien's

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

O'Brien's Pub
Lilith Astaroth

Do you think O'Brien's was better when it was shittier?
I kind of do. When you go see a metal show, it's going to be dirty and grungy and gritty. That's part of the appeal. It's not that they did a bad job with the redo - I just don't see why it was necessary in the first place. It was shut down for a really long time while they were renovating it, but a lot of people still come down now that it's back. The metal shows on Thursday nights are usually popular.

Is it weird how I can ask that question without irony?
No. I was just saying to somebody, not very long ago, "Yeah, I liked O'Brien's better before." The bathrooms are nicer. . . .

We understand you recently returned from LA? How was that?
You know what to expect over there. Not like here, where it's a different temperature every day. I went to go see my friends Blackguard and Powerglove play with Symphony X.

Wow, you're friends with Powerglove?!?! That's amazing!
I used to go-go dance for them. I toured with them twice, actually. Hung out with DragonForce. That was cool.

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