So, we've been kicking around this idea to start a monthly speed dating party, except we'd call it ShPeed dating 'cause we'd be doing it (har har.) Each month we'd feature a different band to speed date to, like Black Sabbath, The Smiths, Lifetime, Minor Threat, the Descendents, The Cure, etc. Basically, you'd have to chat with a person for one whole song then switch. It'll be like musical chairs but with dating undertones. We'd try to organize it in different bars around the city and kick it in different neighborhoods. So, if you are opposed to dating Fishtowners, we'd be in South Philly the next month.
You could bring your friends and they can just hang out by the bar. We'd like to play hostess, but we imagine that we could rotate host duties with other Philly personalities. My question: would people be into this? Personally, I think it sounds like a ton of fun. Maybe I can have my own pool of suitors and they can all charm me in the time it takes to listen to "Rodeo Clown." At the very least, you'd meet some cool people who are into the same music as you. And, how awesome would it be to hear these bands in a bar? If we weren't running it, we'd probably show up just for that part alone. Email me your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your ideas in the comments. Thanks, guys!