We were not getting in the release party. I stood on the street looking at the red carpet as loren continued to call his boy to get us in. All while i saw a bunch of folks whom i didn't know but are kinda famous - Megan Good, Some dude from project runway ("so fierce" is what blazey and loren just said), those 80's swagger jackers the retro kids (and a few others). Estelle comes up and does her photo thing on the red carpet and about 20 mins later I told loren lets bounce.
But alas, we got a last min hook up from folks close to the estelle camp (home town connection) and we easily slip through. Loren (all sunglassed and fitted new suit out) and i spend $65 for a two shots and 2 drinks so we can meet the tab minimum (i love nyc's prices) and post up. Later Estelle walks past, stops and gives us a few up and down looks points and says something nice about "you two" and continues on. Ahh, finally.
About an hour later she ask Mr. Legend "who are those cats from Springfield?" He introduces us and we hit it off exchange info and agree to hook up when she gets back to NY
Sike about that last part. It's only fantasy.
Speaking of Estelle, listen to one of her better songs over at Marcia's brand new blog teenybooks.com