My Friday night stated in Dumbo at a bar called Gran Electrica. I met up with an old friend from Toronto, Ian, who just moved here with his wife about two weeks ago? Ian and I met while I dancing for the Raptors Dance Pak. He was the guy who shot all the video for the jumbotron. Anyways, we have remained close ever since and boom, having cocktails in New York. Ian was sitting with a bunch of friends when I got there who all work in post production. One of the guys I met does all the video for GQ. We spoke briefly about his job and he said the coolest thing about it was getting used to seeing celebrities all the time. He also said meeting Kanye West was one of the coolest experiences he has ever had. Kanye is an actual genius he said. When they were shooting his cover this past June, Kanye wouldn't leave until everything was perfect. He said things that he would talk about would all have some sort of purpose and brilliance to it. I love New York nights like this. Meeting awesome people is one of my favourite activities.
Our night ended at the oldest bar in Brooklyn, Sunny's. The cutest place I have ever been to. While we were standing in the court yard, we were chatting with the owner. She and her husband run the bar, and it hasn't changed since it opened. She is an artist/ musician, so she books all the talent [she also has very good taste, the live band was amazing] We asked her what kept the place alive for so long, she said "because it's real".
It's Saturday and sunny. I'm going to finish this cawfee and head to a patio. Happy weekend. x -C