FLICKSTICKER decides to drive to Fort Lauderdale to try to get a gig to promote the BoB. Things are tense in the van; Rex's head is bobbing like one of those taxicab dogs. Dom's passed out drunk, and Corey yells at him. Dude, Dom's sleeping. He can't hear you. They roll up to a bar called Cheers, where a band is playing a twangy song. The lead singer/bass player is wearing a headset mike and HA HA HA HA HA! Sorry, I think Janet Jackson is the only person that can wear one of those and not make me laugh. FLICK sets up half-assedly, Brandin says to nobody in particular that Rex is in the van trying not to boot, and the band plays a terrible-sounding set (with Rex, who has apparently conquered the urge to speeyack). They have really bad sound. The bass drops out, the guitar drops out, and Dom is wasted. They start to fight on-stage. Oh, no. It's really bad. A lady walks up to the stage and asks if they "know any Offspring." Dominic, how about you? [rimshot] Thank you -- stick around for the reunion show recap! Dom keeps yelling, "It's falling apart!" A guy in the crowd shakes his head. Dom storms off-stage.
Back at the FLICK hotel room, a fight breaks out. Some dude -- a cameraman? A production assistant? -- is holding Corey back. Dom has a swollen nose. Brandin separates the two of them and says he's "disappointed" and that they picked the wrong time "to drop the ball. This is what they want! This is what they want you to do!" Seriously, the night before the BoB? Sure, the pressure is on, but don't lose it now! Dom acts like he did nothing wrong, and Brandin tells him to shut up. Dom tries to get another shot in on Corey and Brandin straddles him, yelling "shut up" a few hundred times. Then he gets off and says, "Shut up and go." Dude, can I just say I yell at my dog the same way? Although I like to say "GIT!" Then, with each guilty party banished to a neutral corner, Brandid says he's "disappointed" again. They should be ASHAMED of themselves. And GET OFF THE COUCH!
ASSPOUNDER trots off to play the national anthem. Can we stop for ice cream too? Please? No, we have to sell CDs? Aww.
In FLUSH'S hotel room, no one's talking to each other. Stress, pressure, yeeks!
My Bloody Valentine plays the song that was the anthem of almost everyone I know during 1991-2, "Only Shallow," as ASSLICKER'S van rolls up to the arena and Beastie-itis says he "can't think of a better bonus opportunity" than to play "The Star-Spangled Banner." What an ass-licker! I'm sure he's just saying this because Sutton said it was a dream of his to play the national anthem. Anyway, the announcer is all, "SSOOOULCRRRACKKERRR!" Bob doesn't close his high-hat cymbals at all, so it sounds like PSHH-PSHH-PSHH! But the crowd "woo"s and everything. "SSSSOULCRRACKERR!" They do a decent job, but Beastie is all over the place.