Super pumped. Just wanted to get the word out early so all of you can clear your calendars. Our good friends at The Hudson are gearing up for an epic 10-hour block party on Saturday August 13th. 7 live local bands, 3 DJs, 20 vendor booths (including Kid D!!), and several charities. They’re gonna have 2 full bars to wet your whistle & all kinds of tasty food to make sure you don’t black out too quickly. There’s gonna be live street art & all kinds of other fun shit. They just put up a facebook page 2 days ago & already almost 1000 people RSVP’d. A portion of the proceeds from the event are going to help fund a new library in West Hollywood too. I feel so much better about getting hammered when I know it will lead to helping the kids lerrn how to reed gooder. The Hudson is at: 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd, WeHo, CA. Party is getting started at 1pm on Saturday, although I suggest just going to The Hudson on Friday night, passing out in a dumpster the back alley & then just waking up ready to go on Saturday. Click on the flier below & it will take you to the facebook page for more info. Come party with Kid D & the rest of the lushes. There’s really no excuse not to go. In fact, if you don’t go, you’re kind of a dick. –cheech
Oh Heeeeeyyyyyyy MEOW! So, I have officially been a kamper at Kamp Dangerous for almost 8 weeks now. I have met so many great people and I will never forget the super time I’ve had, but I do miss my fami… ?##%%$&($#$@#%///[‘ll%&&#@@@*&**>… Hold the phone, this is Kamp Dangerous we are talking about! You loyal readers may be wondering, “why has it taken so long to blog it up about the shenanigans MEJ has been getting into?” I have four words for you… Bars Within Stumbling Distance. I am a giant advocate for MADD and police check points, so to do my part I get hammered locally and avoid the roadways. This in the past has limited my partying, but not in the wondrous land of Los Angeles with bars as far as the eye can see! This (un)fortunately has resulted in several larger than expected credit card bills, a couple days of missed work because ‘I just wasn’t feeling up to par,’ and general ridicule from the rest of the Kid D Staff that are now my sudo family. But its not all fun and games out here! Working from 9 to 6 in the center of Kid D Head Quarters, driving around town getting completely lost in order to pick up a square foot of fabric for sampling, and creating our very own sweatshop owned, operated, and staffed by myself and Brett Hagan are just a few of my very special responsibilities! And don’t think that Kamp Dangerous is without craft time! It is never unusual to find me sewing, spray painting, building, gluing, or stickering around the Kamp grounds! Check out some pictures of me and some of my fellow kampers!
In conclusion, it has been an exceptional summer here for me, and it is nowhere near over! So for now I am going to keep doing what I do, Shots Tan Drink (STD), and I suggest you do the same, for health purposes of course!
So, I’ve been meaning to go to Art Walk in downtown Los Angeles now for like two or three years. I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun, a bunch of cool shit to see and a ton of people cruising around. Just recently, we heard there’s an area where people sell shit, like jewelry, clothes, etc. so we decided to throw our hat in the ring and get a booth with our good friend Laurin who was slangin jewelry. Brett and our intern MEJ went down there early to get set up, God bless them, and we rolled in super late around 9 PM.
In typical Kid D fashion, we decided to get wasted beforehand. Cammy and Wicky rolled through with a bottle of Skyy and the shots commenced. All the hype of the event ended up being justified. There were tons of people and we sold a gang of gear and the alcohol was flowing. The drunker I got, the worse my negotiating skills got. At one point, I told a girl if she could hold a handstand for ten seconds I’d give her a shirt for free but she backed down to the challenge. This blog is really boring….oh well. Here are some pics! wahoo.
After a short hiatus, it was time to dust off the flip video to chronicle some more drunk antics. This time, we took to the streets of Pasadena for a fun little music festival. Morning Benders, Best Coast, Ra Ra Riot and lots of vodka = a damn fun Saturday.
No, the title of this blog entry is not a typo. The last 72 hours have been a whirlwind and after a few phone calls and some internet flight searches, I’m at LAX waiting to board my connecting flight to Philly then on to Florence. To give you a little background, one of our good friends is a producer on the Jersey Shore. Right after he filmed the first season, he came over to our house and told us all these crazy stories of this new show that he filmed. At the time they were deciding between calling it Jersey Shore and Guido Beach, hahaha. He thought it was gonna be hilarious but he had no idea how big the show would actually become. Well, they’re out in Florence right now filming for a couple of more weeks and he extended the invitation to come hang out.
The icing on the cake is that Vinny, through the help of his stylist, got a bunch of Kid D gear before he left for the trip and apparently he’s been rocking the shit on the regular and that Kid D is going to be all over the new season. So epic!
On top of that, apparently the other people in the house are now big Kid D fans and want gear as well. When I found out about this, I talked it over with the team and we were left with only one conclusion: I’m going to Florence to rage with the cast of the Jersey Shore and gear them the fuck up! I have no idea what to expect. I land in Florence tomorrow morning and I’ve got to find a way to my friend’s apartment. He’s not even going to be there because they’re filming off site somewhere until Thursday. All I know, is I got a flip camera, my cell phone, some loot in my pocket and an itch in the back of my throat that can only be scratched by one thing: that booze.
I will be blogging, tweeting and filming my journey. Your guess is as good as mine as to what’s going to happen over the next week. Something tells me I’m in for a wild ride!
Not sure which one of us its gonna be, maybe all of us, but you can bet that Kid D will be doing our best impression of this guy come Friday
Coachella is less than 48 hours away and for all you working stiffs (myself included) that are lucky enough to be going, it’s damn near impossible to focus on anything else. How can I worry about the shirts that I need to make when I’m too busy worrying about how I’m going to manage all the conflicts in the lineup schedule? How can I really follow up on campus rep emails when I’m thinking about what flip technique I’m going to use when jumping into the pool for the first time?
Oh, Coachella. It’s that time of year again. Truly one of the funnest, drunkest and most memorable weekends of the year. Every year I try and do it better than the previous one to usually mixed results. Heading into my sixth Coachella rodeo, I’ve put together a Kid Dangerous Survival Guide consisting of 10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts at Coachella.
1. DO- Come prepared for the trip. Key items to bring include: sun screen, gum, bathing suit, towel (if you’re staying at a condo), tylenol, advil or your hangover medicine of your choice, cash, ID, cell phone charger, camera, flask (preferably plastic), ATM card, cigarettes or any other preferred drug of choice.
2. DON’T- Be the guy that doesn’t bring any of this stuff and is jonesing off your friends the whole weekend. Cash is king at coachella. Make sure you have enough to get through the day. The ol’ “All I got is a credit card” routine doesn’t fly by day two.
3. DO- Get your pregame fade on. Depending on how committed you are to seeing the earlier bands, chances are, you are probably rolling into the show between 4-6 PM. Drinks are expensive, the only beer they serve is fucking Heineken and the lines for booze are typically a kick in the balls. Take advantage of the great time by the pool to have a few beverages and drink a couple beers on the always long walk into the show. To lower your costs and increase your awesomeness, bring in a flask to split with a couple friends. Play rock paper scissors to see who the lucky one is who has to stash the flask in their crotch when they walk in.
4. DON’T- Get too drunk before you get to Coachella. Or at Coachella while we’re at it. Everyone knows
partying with all your friends by the pool is amazing. What you might not be realizing though, is that it’s only 1 PM, you normally don’t drink for 12 hours in one day and it’s probably 90 degrees out. Have some drinks before the show but avoid taking too many shots or pouring too many uber stiff cocktails. They’ll be the death of you. Nothing worse than being so drunk at Coachella that you’re a total liability, don’t really remember much of the night because you’re too busy stumbling around or you end up back at the condo later that night with no wallet or cell phone (speaking from experience).
5. DO- Bring your cell phone. A fully charged one at that. You’re going to need it to stay in communication with your friends, twit pic a picture of the side of Paul Banks’ head to make your friends jealous and save the numbers of any cute guys or girls that you meet.
6. DON’T- Drive two hundred miles to Coachella, spend $1,000 all-in to be there and spend all day dicking around on your phone. Facebook will be there, twitter as well and as fun as angry birds is, put the phone away and enjoy nature, alcohol and the amazing music you’ve been waiting all year to hear.
7. DO- Plan accordingly. From the moment you park your car to the moment you arrive at the stage of the band you wanna see, you’re really talking about 45-60 minutes. I’ve missed one too many bands thinking I can leave my condo 20 minutes before a show starts. Parking is a bitch and there’s gonna be a fat line of cars waiting to get in. If seeing a band is a priority, plan ahead.
8. DON’T- forget the right wardrobe. This is s two-tiered point. The first is weather. It’s going to be sunny so bring sunglasses and it’s going to be hot as hell during the day. BUT! It gets surprisingly chilly at night. Ladies, this point is especially for you because I know you have a tendency to get cold. Showing up in a bikini top and booty shorts is great not only for you but for all the guys ogling you all day but at night, it’s gonna get real cold and it won’t be nearly as cool when you have to buy an XL Duran Duran shirt to cover up and stay warm.
Second, and this is for my fashionably challenged single guys out there, put together a respectable outfit. There are more cute single girls at Coachella than in the entire state of Montana and if you want to improve your chances of making a good impression, leave the baggy cargo shorts and flip flops at home. Instead, try more form fitting shorts with some cool sneakers or loafers. They’re equally as comfortable and a lot more attractive. No one is trying to look at your grimy ass feet after three days of walking around in dirt.
9. DO- The little things. It’s an overwhelming experience to go to Coachella but a little planning on how to attack the day goes a long way. Stay hydrated, eat at least two meals a day, designate a meeting point if people get lost, have a plan for when you’re leaving, try and roll around in pairs. Once the sun goes down at Coachella it gets real dark real fast. If your cell phone is dead and you’re stumbling around drunk with no idea how to meet up with everyone, you’re in deep shit. A couple of small tricks about leaving Coachella:
a. Save a picture in your phone, write yourself a message, do something to remember where the car is. Ten hours and 12 beers later isn’t going to make it any easier to find.
b. Check around your car before you leave. No bigger buzz kill than to drive over your shithead buddy’s coors light bottle he happened to stash under your tire on your way in because he saw a security guard driving by.
c. If you aren’t hell bent on seeing the last few minutes of the final headliner, contemplate leaving early. There are horror stories of people getting stuck in the parking lot trying to leave for two hours. It totally sucks. Leave before the encore and you’ll have had four beers, made late night quesadillas and be asleep for half an hour before your other friends get back to the condo.
10. DON’T- Try too hard. I know, I know, I just gave style tips above but just keep in mind that you’re there to have fun. Not to be the coolest dude there, or rudely bird dog at every chick that walks by or to bump some fifteen year kid because you can or to cut in front of a bunch of people at the bathroom or beer line. Remember, everyone there has had to take off work, save up their money and have had their calendars circled just as long as you so they deserve to have an amazing time as well. Think of it as a modern day Woodstock, except for everything is ridiculously priced, corporate sponsors dictate what you eat, drink and feel and there are more orange county high school kids there than people that really care about the music.
Anyways….Hope you enjoyed the tips. We’ll be documenting our weekend with our handy dandy flip video so check back next week for that and we’re also going to be giving away stuff at the show to twitter fans representing the Kid Dangerous nation.
Peace…and I’m out.
Our party is creeping up fast so it’s time to start planning logistics. The party is being held in a warehouse located at 3401 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031. It’s basically about five minutes north of downtown off the 110 Freeway. There are a couple of ways to get there that we wanted to point out.
Not sure how many of you use the metro but when checking out the venue the other day, I noticed there is a Gold Line stop a couple of blocks away! This is huge for people that want to avoid driving, save money, etc. I just checked and the last southbound metro leaves at 1:02 AM on Saturday so it should be beautiful to get there and leave with no issues. The stop is called the Heritage Square Stop and it is located at 3545 Pasadena Ave. You basically get off of the subway, hang a right on Pasadena ave and walk 0.2 miles to the venue. Not too shabby right? For more information on the subway, click here.
For all you Hollywood kids that have ridden the redline, you can take the red line to Union Station downtown then transfer to the gold line and take it to Heritage Square. Super easy, super cheap and no risks. Here’s a map to give you an idea of what you’re working with.
For those of you driving or taking a cab, I recommend googling that shit!!! But, here are some quick tips:
HEADING NORTH ON THE 110 FREEWAY:
Exit 27 onto Avenue 43
Sharp Left on E. Avenue 43
1st left on Carlota Blvd, left on Pasadena Ave and roll up to 3401 Pasadena Ave.
HEADING SOUTH ON THE 5 FREEWAY
Take exit 137A toward State Route 110 N/Pasadena Fwy/Pasadena
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Broadway and merge onto W Ave 21
Turn left at Pasadena Ave
Roll up to 3401 Pasadena Avenue
FROM HOLLYWOOD (SUNSET & VINE STARTING POINT)
Get to the 101 Freeway and take it south
From the 101, get on the 110 Freeway North
Follow the directions from above.
Hope this helps people. We’re really excited to see all of you there. Let’s do the damn thing!
All right people, we need your help. Working on a new design for next season and we’re looking for a great picture of someone partying way too hard. Like swigging a big bottle of jack or wildin out, obviously wasted. The cooler the imagery and background the better. Email us at email@example.com w your pics. Winner gets the infamy of being on a Kid Dangerous shirt and a $50 gift certificate to our online store! If that’s not enough incentive to dig through your archives or make new memories at your local watering hole tonight, I don’t know what is!