Yours truly is an uppity gay who does not like people, crowds, children and other gay men. Hence weekends are spent at home, with what's-his-face, watching things like the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. But sometimes I like to go out and wild out. And thankfully, my other gays are always ready to direct my attention from things like this and take me to, oh, I don't know, the Santigold show at Terminal 5.
If you're like me and you get your hip music recos from Gossip Girl, then you know the song "Shove It," which thumped menacingly as one Dan Humphrey stared down a ticked-off and vamped-out Serena van der Woodsen in one of the many encarnations of their tumultuous teenage love affair.
Anyway, last night's show was a lot of fun. Santigold took charge of the stage with a pimp strut and a gold track suit. That's boss. Way boss. Then homegirl rocked the mic with such gusto that the fans throwing hands up didn't think twice about the fact that her vocals were, um, hyper-stylized. As in, chick was definitely lip synching. But that's cool, the show was still raw, loud and edgy enough to warrant a $20 ticket. You probably want more details than this, so check out my boy Jay Williams over at OMFG New York for a more learned recap of the show.