Last night a friend of mine and I were going to get a drink before the Thermals' show at the Troubadour, and had walked down the street to the Palm. It was crowded, and the crowd was not necessarily a group of people we wanted to hang out with. We decided to find someplace else, so we walked down the street to Dan Tana's. Still just as crowded as the Palm, but there's Paul Rudd, smack dabb in front of us as we walk through the door. We were leaving then? Not a chance on earth. My friend has a crush on him. To her, this was like me seeing Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol.
It's one of those things I love about LA. Did we talk to him? No. Did we have any interaction with him beyond seeing him and him realizing we saw him and recognized him and were looking? No. But still, it made the night just a little bit more interesting.
The Thermals show was great. I haven't seen a mosh pit in a long time, but the early 20s crowd really brought that back, for such an unlikely band to mosh to. The set was a little too short, but I got to hear most of the songs I wanted, and they're fantastic live.
So- There's one more name to add to my "sightings" list.