Leo’s cousin, O is a David Sharpiro kinda hipster, not so much in the way they dress, but in the way they ACT! Works at Vice, rides his bike, got his music and his weed, up to date on pop culture, super chill guy. I like him!
Tells us he got us in for drinks with Vice, magazine launch, free drinks. So Leo and I get some beers in us and head down, I have visions of a few guys in suits, sat around a table of tart, bleach like white wine in plastic cups. What we actually get is a bar with more buzz than most clubs I’ve been to, free drinks over the bar, beer, wine or spirits (all of them?). We chat, we mingle, meet some cool people and some people who THINK they’re cool, even some people who are cool but don’t think it.
The guys get outta there as the free booze ends and head towards the Vice offices, a 1am tour is always appreciated, even a few beers on the side. Warm. Will totally digs the place, Apple Macs everywhere, big open spaces, funny notes on the wall and cool designs. The gang, 4 of them now, O’s gf is there too, have to leave, maybe over stayed their welcome, getting a bit too rowdy.
New bar, another cool joint, taco van in the back, an idea we could benefit from in all aspects of life. Leo’s other cousin meets them at this bar, Lou and brings a friend and his girlfriend, Will has no time to meet the gf as he ends up in huge political debate, mainly on the U.S. vs the UK but also on general life principles, up to this point I’d call will totally apolitical, I don’t think he’s signed a petition or cast a vote in his life, but scrapping facts from his long forgotten degree in economics and nuggets from the election last year he puts up a pretty good fight, possibly winning on some points. In general though, never argue with a lawyer.
Gotta work for Vice.