If you weren't at New York Magazine's Indie Rock Trivia Night Hosted by Zach Galifianakis last night, you'll have to wait a year for the next opportunity. Should you await the occasion with baited breath? Well, not exactly. Go, but go knowing my two qualms.
Awesomeness certainly ensued in the form of Zach Galifianakis, who was very funny and very charming. But the hour and a half long wait for the thing to get started was a tiring bummer. And I really have to take issue with the last round of questioning. Seriously? At Indie Rock trivia night we were to subjected to a final round consisting of nothing but Kanye West song lyrics? I understand he's buddies with Galifianakis, but I really would have preferred he were friends with either Trey from Phish, Lindsay Buckingham, a member of the band Noel, or an Icelandic composer–because then Jim, myself, Laura and Shaun would have swept the competition. I was also surprised in general by the level of difficulty of the questions. There were several that even I knew.
After the questions were asked, Les Savy Fav, who I crushed on in college, played an energetic set. Tim Harrington was his usual, shirt ripping, blustery endearing self, but I am old, and the wait mixed with a few Guinnesses really sent me to sleepy town, so we ducked out a little early. I'm fairly certain, though, that we didn't win. But in a way we did, because we got to spend part of the evening with one of today's funniest men.