Overheard at NXNE 2013
Stumbling around late on any given night, you're bound to hear some ridiculous things. During the week-long NXNE festival, though, there is a whole other breed of conversation you'll have the pleasure of overhearing. While there have already been some mid-fest compilations of great overheard lines ("You're like Bob Dylan with a uterus"), we've rounded up the top tweets and our (sadly) personal experiences for your reading pleasure. Some of it features sex, some of it features music, but much of it features beer-addled brains and loose tongues.
My personal favourites were conversations. Case in point, this exchange at the Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano show at Double Doubleland:
Bill Orcutt: "Toronto rules!"
Random: "Toronto has rules!"
Or this back and forth outside a show:
Strange man to woman: "Can I touch your ass?"
Strange man: "Why is there so much ass in this city?"
I was, however, treated to a few solid one-liners. Case(s) in point:
Dan Deacon: "We're going to get two people to come dance inside the circle. This girl here, and the guy with the hat and the astonished look on his face."
"That's so hipster you can't even Google search it."
Here are some of the best things our Twitter followers overheard at NXNE 2013.
"There's just something so not rock n' roll about writing a song for your daughter." #overheardatnxne— NXNE (@nxne) June 13, 2013
Ice age. They're like one direction but punk #overheardatnxne— Amie Tsang (@amietwo) June 16, 2013
"i'd be down with having a girl singer in my band but I wouldn't let her name it." #overheardatnxne— Summitt Rouss (@flexrock) June 16, 2013
"For a retro-soul band, our album sounds too clean." Overheard on an #nxne sidewalk— goodnight, sunrise (@gnsrband) June 15, 2012
Two guys who accidentally wore identical pairs of shorts to the show arguing over who bought theirs first #overheardatnxne— Adam Brady (@soundslikework) June 15, 2013
He's right. RT @oberhofermusic: Overheard a man on the subway argue that it should be illegal to smell bad b/c it's unfair to other people— NXNE (@nxne) January 26, 2013
Overheard at NXNE at Yonge-Dundas Square: "I don't know if you noticed, but we're kind of those hipster people."— Rick (@Rick_City) June 15, 2013
Overheard at #NXNE: Guy: "Dude, you got any money left?" Guy 2: "Nah man, but i got these Cheeto's"— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) June 16, 2012
Lead photo by Alejandro Santiago