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The Best Things We Overheard at the HPMA Showcase

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"Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk," said a man holding up female at the end of the night.

"We don't fucking live there! We live in Houston, Texas."

"That's my car! It's still alive!"

"I'm fat. Let's party!" (T-shirt outside Dirt Bar)

"These guys are like hardcore lounge, and I don't know whether I hate it or love it" -- overheard at Reserve 101 during Recovery Room

"I hate that Dirt Bar!"

"Why can't they stagger the showtimes?! Every single hour, I have to make a decision that breaks my heart!"

"Want my extra drink tickets? I'm not gonna use 'em." "What can I get with them?" "Two Bud Lights or one Citron." "Ehhh, no thanks, I'm good."

"A friend of mine almost talked me into going to Warped Tour today. I would have been really pissed off at myself if I'd paid $50 to go see a bunch of screamo bands I grew out of eight years ago instead of this."

One Latino to another, walking away from Ben's Beans before the La Sien set: "I wouldn't say I don't like Latin music --  yeah... I don't like it."

"Please tell me that's a fucking wig." -- about American Fangs' singer, Gabriel Cavazos. It was a wig.

"When his hat is facing forward, he's Brooklyn. When he turns it around, old Fat Tony comes back. I don't get it." -- overheard during Fat Tony

"Is it true that Virgos are really horny?"

"I don't actually know who any of these people are."

"You stole that shit! You motherfucker!" -- A drunken man to his friend holding up a Houston Press Music Awards T-shirt

"Mexican Venom. What kind of a name is that?"

"Nick killed her!" -- The same drunken man. Don't know what that was about, and don't want to know

"I've ordered a Shiner Ruby Redbird three times, and each time I've gotten something different in return. Screw it. It's beer, I guess."

"Two of the bands from Houston that I liked broke up last year. I'm bad luck."

"Is that guy to our left from Weezer?"

"I liked Dirt Bar before it was cool." (That was me, purposely being all hipster and annoying.)


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