DJ MOVES INTO PROMOTER'S HOUSE WITHOUT TELLING HIM
Happy Hardcore promoter Bryan Wigelton had an unexpected surprised on Tuesday when DJ Bosworth moved into his apartment without warning him.
“I got a knock on my door and DJ Bosworth was right there, standing in front of me,” says Bryan. “He asked if he could come in for a beer, and I said sure. The next thing I know, four other people follow in after him, all of them carrying boxes and furniture. I was so confused, I didn’t know what to do. By the time I regained my bearing, I had a new roommate. Now I’d feel bad kicking him out."
Drive-By move-ins are becoming increasingly common among people close to the city’s night life scene. “It’s the new thing. Out of work musicians will drop by your house and ask if they can hang out, and half an hour later, you’ll have a new roommate. I think the important thing to know is that if a musician wants to hang out with you, make sure they already have an apartment to live in. If they don’t, carry a bottle of mace and a blow horn, and the moment the movers appears, use both of them with extreme prejudice."
Pest control specialist Daryl Ikes agrees. “Out of work musicians are like bed bugs,” says Daryl. “The moment they move, it’s a real bitch to get them out. You need to really focus on prevention, because it costs a lot less than extermination. Forget the financial cost of kicking out a musician, just think of the emotional price you’ll have to pay."
Many out of work musicians say these characterizations are unfair. “Don’t think of it as gaining an unwanted house guest, think of it as going on a wonderful adventure with someone versed in the lyrical arts. You’re not losing your privacy, your gaining your very own bard."