The Lost Boy in Austin

So on Saturday I saw The Like (who were great) and Minus the Bear then Casio Kids and a few other bands. Nothing too eventful…spent quite a bit of time at the Beauty Bar late in the evening, mostly just standing around looking creepy since I didn’t know anyone…although I did run into Elisa and some other people I recognized from Phoenix. And I think I said something to Elisa like “you look great did you just break up with a boyfriend or something? girls always look great after they break up with a boyfriend” which she didn’t know whether to take as a compliment or not.

Sunday the festival was mostly over. I caught a screening of “The Lost Boys” at the Alamo theater. Right before it they had an old commercial for the Intellivision video game system from the early 80’s. The people in the audience were laughing, but I remember what a great console it was. At a birthday party as a kid I watched some older relatives play an epic game of “Tron Deadly Discs” getting further than anyone I’d ever seen, all the way to those guys with the wands who kill you instantly.

Lost Boys was great, but it made me kind of sad not just because of the death of Corey Haim, but because I had just watched the movie recently on a first date with a girl. I remember I told her that “The Lost Boys” was sort of a modern day story of peter pan, but with vampires, which she said she never knew that or thought about it that way.

My last night in Austin was awful, since I made the mistake of eating at Stubbs BBQ and got food poisoning and so I ended up spending the entire evening vomiting my brains out. I feel better today though. Man, I am so glad to be out of Austin. Seriously, I never want to go to Texas again.