Monday, February 9, 2009
Comic Con meets Karaoke
Saturday I got myself out bed to attend the New York Times annual Travel Show at the Javit Center. There was an 0pportunity for me to go through work and I was personally curious as well.
I had heard buzzing of Comic Con taking place the same day but didn't realize the Javit Center could house two shows at the same time.
On my journey over to the west side people in costume, strange colored hair, and swords filtered the streets. A wave of panic came over me that I was there on the wrong day.
Low and behold I was there on the correct day and travel enthusiasts as well as comic book junkies were meant to co-exist in the same convention center.
I was torn between 'Wow these people are freaks' and 'It's kind of nice that these people are so passionate about something and go to such extremes.' [mostly the latter.]
Later that night my friends and I went to Stout a bar near Penn Station for some drinking and karaoke. The upstairs of Stout is really nice, downstairs where karaoke is, more like a dungeon. The dungeon-esk was probably magnified by the fact that half the people in there were from the Comic Con event, still in full costume and in character.
The karaoke night was split dead even between us normal people singing 'Jackson Five' and 'Journey' and the Comic Con freaks sining 'Metalica' and 'Puppet Master.'
I said to myself one day I'll find myself in a scenario and make some kind of comparison like, 'Man this is like Comic Con meets karaoke!' However I have actually witnessed this twilight zone-like third dimension.
Just when I thought my weekend was clear of Comic Con, I got to my uncle's house for birthday dinner and all three of my cousins came from the Sunday portion of the show.
I ate my pasta and meatballs over conversations of inter-galatic bla bla blaaa.
Make it stopp!!!! Maybe it's the universe trying to tell me I missed my chance of being a comic book freak.