Jul 24, 2012
commented on Neko Case Ate All the Cupcakes, Shit Your Pants, Had an Eagle Laugh Attack
Hey #2, thanks for being the uptight douche that I've come to love about the Block Party, and part of the reason I'll never attend again. Future of the Left was the last great thing I saw there and that was enough for me. Sloppy drunks, Cap Hill "Why are you in my neighborhood" douches and douchettes, and corralled people crammed from fence to fence.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Oct 24, 2011
commented on Victoria Liss VS. the Receipt Creep: Capitol Hill Debacle
Seems many haven't heard the other side of the story. Below is a review by the 'yuppie scum' who was so insulting to such a nice bartender. Its from Yelp. There are numerous reviews there stating how awful the service is. Ignored by staff, is a term used in many of them.
I, also, read an older article about this woman getting two men arrested for sexual harrasment, against a gay friend of hers, they were incarcerated, had to post bail, then she and her friend decided that, maybe, they'd accused the wrong men. Sound familiar. This woman is the true scum, and there is, documented, evidence all over the place, including her Facebook page. Who cares how much you weigh. You're still a bitch.
My girlfriend and I had without question the worst restaurant/bar experience of our lives at this place over the weekend. I don't even know where to begin.
I've been to the attached bar called Chacha drinking with friends a few times in the past, but had never tried Bimbos. I had heard they had some decent mexican-ish food so my girlfriend and I stopped by to grab a bite.
From the moment we sat down we felt like we had just entered a clubhouse we weren't invited to. The woman who was supposed to be serving us seemingly ignored us for 25 minutes. Granted it was somewhat busy, but she certainly saw us. A few of her friends were there and she kept chatting them up... all the while shooting us glances as we uncomfortably tried to get her attention.
After close to a half hour she finally asked if we wanted any drinks. We told her our drink order and she immediately walked off before I could even get a chance to ask about the food menu... I wasn't sure if it was going to be another half hour until we had a chance to place our food order so I kind of shouted "wait!" as she was fleeing to fill our drink order. Bad move, I guess... she turned around looking more than a little peeved that I had interrupted her. I asked if we could place a food order before she left... she slapped a menu in front of me and I quickly ordered a couple tacos. She suggested we upgrade to "double decker" tacos (which apparently are held together by beans... which my girlfriend isn't a fan of)... We declined the upgrade. The waitress looked at us like we were fools... "It's free"... My girlfriend responded with a joke about counting her calories... the waitress countered with some snarky comment about "you could use a little extra weight" (in retrospect this might have been a compliment, but my girlfriend has struggled with anorexia and didn't appreciate it)... We again declined and once again the waitress stormed off looking agitated. Honestly considered leaving at this point.
About 10 minutes go by and we still haven't received our drinks. Waitress is back to chatting with her friends. I flag her down and she literally rolled her eyes made a hand gesture as if to say "yeah, yeah simmer down... one second"... I reminder her about our margaritas... she huffs off, and brings them a few minutes later.
Finish our drinks... wait... wait... wait... no food. Wait some more... wait... Consider flagging down the waitress again, but think better of it. Luckily after close to an hour our tacos come out...
Double decker tacos. Wait, what?! ... Honestly wouldn't have been a big deal, but my girlfriend has a serious problem with beans and she's pretty angry at this point... so she starts giving the waitress a little attitude back and complains about the double decker tacos. The waitress looks at my girlfriend like she's utterly insane. Says something to the extent of "it's free... why are you complaining?" (meaning the "double decker" upgrade) ... It isn't what we ordered! ... I somewhat intervene and say it's no big deal... we can just peel off the "double decker" layer and the beans, but I obviously understood my girlfriend's frustration. Waitress responds with "good idea" and begins to walk off... I stop her once again and order our last couple drinks and ask to close out our bill (which to her credit she promptly retrieved for us... though clearly begrudgingly)...
Never once did she offer an apology. Never once did she offer to waive part of the bill for the mistake. In fact, she actually overcharged us by putting the wrong drinks on our bill... I didn't have the strength to really fight her on it (and didn't want to wait another hour to get it resolved). Horrible service. Horrible Experience. It was almost like "you idiots should be lucky I even served you at all"...
1 Star. However, If 10 dollar margaritas, free (mandatory) double decker upgrades and dehumanizing service are your thing... Go for it!
Oct 10, 2011
commented on Victoria Liss VS. the Receipt Creep: Capitol Hill Debacle
So, the 'newer yuppie crowd' on Douche Bag Hill are douche bags? They'll fit in, perfectly.
If it wasn't for self serving douche bags places like Bimbos and the Cha Cha would not, even, exist.
You didn't have him arrested for stealing money from the tip jar, but you'll take the time to hunt him down, on Facebook, to humiliate him and every guy with the same name, after the fact.
Yes, we are living in a social networking hub, and its making everyone a bunch of pussies who complain about shit on the internet, but wont do things like have people arrested for stealing.
I love how you judged he and his lady friend, from the moment they sat down. The Hill is such a cesspool of people who love themselves just a little too much. The only difference between a yuppie douche bag and a Capitol Hill douche bag is their tax bracket.
Great story. Get over yourselves.
Aug 31, 2011
commented on Let Them Bring You Brown
Bumbershoot used to be weird. This is the best thing to happen to the festival in a long time. Thanks for not sticking them in the cave that is the Ex Hall, where all the metal bands are sequestered. Sorry Red Fang. I'll still come, knowing your songs sound way better outside of that room.
The best part of the Surfers set will be the reaction of the average festival goer. I've been blown away by some bands I knew nothing about. This has the potential to scar some people for life. Even if they do, just, play a solid rock set.
Aug 30, 2011
commented on Jon Russell of the Head and the Heart Allegedly Attacks Sound Technician
Seems like Grandy spent a lot of time typing when all he, really, meant to say was, "Eh, who cares." Other than trying to make it about security guards, which is weird since the Tractor doesn't have any and none were involved in the incident.
Mario, you may be right about it having nothing to do with his band or label, other than the fact that they made it their problem by issuing a statement on his behalf.
More coddling of assholes.