All I wanted to do yesterday was ravage a black bean burger and drink some generic-yet-strikingly-sexy American beer; so I rolled into Bender’s and was immediately confronted by some Fernet-sponsored afternoon sideshow. Yahweh clearly wasn’t going to be parting the sea of scenesters covered in red stage lighting for me, so opted to hang out in the back making fleeting hand-grabbing motions at the unplugged pinball machine. Then I spotted the scene below. Front row at an indie-row concert: this poor dog had ‘teh fear’ in his eyes. The owner even attempted to cover the dog’s ears when their fashion-accessory became visibly unsettled. It didn’t work but the. show. must. go. on.
I guess this is what it takes to be cool in the authenticity arms race?