Tonight I went to the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Bowery Ballroom. When I wasn’t up front jumping around and dancing with everyone else, I was leaned up against the wall off to the side. It was then that I noticed two people next to the band equipment full-on making out. I couldn’t believe that no one else noticed so I tapped I.A. on the shoulder and made him look at what was going on.
The couple were kissing and groping beyond anything I’ve ever seen at Bowery Ballroom. I said, “man, I wish I had a flashlight to shine on them!” I.A. pulled out his cell phone and flashed the brightly-lit screen in their direction. They didn’t seem to notice. I told him to put it away, because I was going to take a picture with my flash.
By the time I got my camera set up, the couple had stopped smooching and resorted to dry humping each other, with the girl grinding up against the guy. I hesitated taking a photo several times because what if they noticed and started punching me or something? I.A. suggested doing a photo series: “How sexy is this CYHSY song?” based on the makeout level of the drunk people. I didn’t have the heart to do that (althought it would have been hilarious). But I did eventually take a shot (below).
When I looked at the picture I realized it was a perfect representation of what you typically see at an indie rock show, so I made the following diagram (click to view larger photo):