Went to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last night at the Clinton St. Theater. The crowd was very raucous and lively in the 99% filled theater. Obviously a great movie from a great book by a great author, fueled by the beer and whiskey sold made for a good time.
Here are my puzzlements; First of all who are these recent new owners of the Clinton?
I don't believe it is a co-op, or is it?
Was this movie a benefit of some sort? If not then what explains the exorbitantly high priced beer in small 10oz cups. I think they charged 2.25$ per cup of cheapie piss Busch™® beer. Whiskey shots were also sold, but I don't know for how much.
Some guy got on the stage to introduce the movie and proposed a toast to Hunter S., and as we all raised our over-priced cups with the Busch™® logo printed on them, I couldn't help but wonder, 'Are we all getting scammed here?'
So what's up with the Clinton?, I have no problem with the entrepreneurial need to make money even if it's under the guise of "hipster", but the irony of being at a HST tribute where corporate™® America seemed to be present was enough to wake me up this morning in a shudder. Indeed a subject for a Hunter S. Thompson story.