Cameron Hatheway writes from ECCC for Bleeding Cool. But while he's there, he has other things on his mind;
MINTcondition was a very small space to hold an art exhibit, but it wasn't too packed when I arrived. Comic book and geeky goodness plastered the walls, and complimentary mix drinks were provided by JONES soda. I had a Betty or Veronica, my date had The Harley Quinn. We spent maybe 20 minutes there taking in the sites, as I rambled about the inspirations and relevance of some of the paintings ("The Man-Of-Bats character was from a great run of Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin").
I was kicking myself for taking a taxi, because the exhibit was only three blocks away and I ended up paying $6 for my simple mistake. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle. Afterwards just to show society we were up for the challenge, my date and I walked all 8 blocks to the Hard Rock Café to catch musical performances by Adam WarRock, Marian Call, and Kirby Krackle.
Now while Kirby Krackle was the headlining act, I must say that Adam WarRock stole the show in my opinion. The guy rapped about everything from the 616 universe to Jane Austen, and I was bobbing my head like the stereotypical nerdy white guy that I am. Marian Call stole my heart with a great anthem about Jayne from Firefly, and Kirby Krackle rocked the house as usual. Because the bar had my card on an open tab, I couldn't purchase any Adam WarRock merchandise, but that didn't stop me from showering him with praise. Tomorrow at the convention will tell a different story, as I throw all my monies at him. Seriously people, check him out if you're a fan of comics and rap.
At the end of the night my date and I made our way back to the hotel, but not before hitting up the Elephant & Castle Pub downstairs. Because if it's one thing that I enjoy, it's eating a burger after midnight and ending my night with one final Guinness. Toasty is the new tipsy.