Rock ‘N’ Roll Never Looked So Beautiful – 9.8.08

So Semi Precious Weapons, Mac, and Page 6 all got together and threw some sort of shin dig at Rebel. I got off work an hour early so I could show up. I took some really bad photos of SPW but then I hung out for a while and I got some okay shots and good times were had. Evidently the cast of the Real World Brooklyn was there and it was suggested by the powers that be that I get some shots of them. However, they would not let me take their photo as they were under contract and could only take photos with these little cameras that Mtv had given them. They seemed to feel pretty bad about this, as I am sure anyone who would go on the Real World must love having their picture taken. One of them whispered to me that I should just take photos of them when they were dancing and stuff. At some point Justin from SPW came over and started a scene of some sort and Mtv started filming and pretty much everyone in the place gathered about this little corner of the room and it was packed and crazy. Nicky and I were standing over there and got some shots of the madness. At one point I got Justin to crowd surf. I turned to one of the Real World guys and said “Something insane needs to happen now…” But it never really did. It ended as quickly as it began, but there was a lot of making out and screaming. Despite my hatred for reality television I had a pretty good time and they all seemed like decent people. I mean I am sure if I ever see an episode I will hate them all, but in real life they were pretty fun. Anyway, I just hope I don’t show up on TV as I am a fucking mess these days. I think I need to perm my hair, 70’s porno style. Anyway, the photos are here. I need to go to sleep.

Update: Evidently in the top photo a possibly gay, possibly engaged mormon named Chet Bannon Cannon is kissing a previous winner of America’s Next Top Model named Whitney Thompson. Evidently this is important enough to warrant coverage from Gawker and the Daily News. Fun. Update again: Gothamist and Village Voice… Since I work pretty regularly for the voice, I gave them a little interview, so you should read that.







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Comments (6)


  1. September 10th, 2008 | 10:42 pm

    Yeah that model shot is so akward! Glad to hear some gossip on the cast – I always wondered.

  2. Lady
    September 14th, 2008 | 11:04 pm

    His name is Chet Cannon… he is NOT gay and he is definitely NOT ENGAGED… just thought you should know.

  3. September 14th, 2008 | 11:46 pm

    honestly… i could not possibly care less… but thanks for the heads up, ill change the name in the post…

  4. Lady
    September 15th, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Well, you obviosly cared enough to take pictures, post them and blog about it… so, I think you care a lot…

  5. September 15th, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    Okay. Here’s where I care and I don’t care. I don’t care about the Real World. I have seen about 3 episodes in the history of the show. I hate reality TV. I was asked to take photos by Semi Precious Weapons. That is why I was there, that is why I was taking photos. I blogged about it because it was a notable thing, and other people care. I did not blog anything about Chet or whatever in my original post. I updated said post after the info about him appeared on all these other websites.

    What I do care about is that I am slightly glad about your contention that he is not engaged. I would have hated my photos to have any sort of impact on his relationship. It is none of my business. I actually feel sort of bad about all of this because I hate paparazzi stuff that sheds attention on people in a negative light. Other than that I don’t care about reality show contestants in any way. I am glad I got his correct name as I will probably get more search engine traffic with the correct name.

    If you know him, you can tell Chet I am very sorry if this has made his life more difficult in any way.

  6. September 21st, 2008 | 3:02 am

    That’s 3 more episodes than me you superfan…

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