OK, so long story short. Me & two of my Peace Corps buddies went to the TAKSIRAT Festival in Skopje two nights ago. The Roots, Marky Ramone, Neville Staples from The Specials, and Bernays Propaganda (awesome local band) all played.
When we arrived, we walked in the wrong way. One of the security guards saw us and assuming one of us was in a band, ushered us backstage to The Roots' green room. (P.S. One of my friends is black as are The Roots.) We kind of just played along and got free beer and got to hang with some of the groups. It was pretty cool meeting Black Thought. He said I looked and talked like Jack Black (maybe not the first nor last time someone has said that to me). HA! I just stood by Questlove when I walked into their green room when they arrived. Didn't really have anything to say.
Some other highlights were standing next to Marky Ramone while watching Neville Staples, hanging out w/ Michale Graves formerly of the Misfits (post Danzig), chilling with the Neville Staples dudes, and going into a frantic dancing trace while listening to The Roots.
pissed I wasn't here two years ago when Iggy Pop & The Stooges headlined. That would have been a story.
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