From an actual press release in my email this morning:
LOS ANGELES – ATTENTION all giant robot-loving, D&D-obsessed, podcast-pirating, LARP-afflicted, zombie-slaying, cartoon-watching, bacon-eating people of the world -leetUP today announced that viral luminary Grace Helbig will be joining the “AWESOMESAUCE.LIVE!” 2012 fall tour. The massive tour de force which Complex Magazine coined “Kevin Pereira’s Coachella for nerds,” is set to descend and ravage pop culture fanatics in 10 cities this fall. The YouTube darling hits the road for nine shows, beginning September 20 in Seattle with stops in Portland, Austin, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Madison and Chicago. (*Minneapolis excluded)
I suspect that being old and no longer culturally relevant is the cause, but that paragraph has probably the opposite of its intended effect on me. Or not. I did, after all, post about it.
Of course, I am naturally suspect of anybody who feels they can use “awesome sauce” in a sentence in a non-ironic fashion. It isn’t at quite the level of, say, “interpretive dance,” which has been proven by science to be only utterable with the intent of getting a cheap laugh, but it is clearly beyond the serious threshold.
Plus, is podcast-pirating even a thing?
Anyway, if this interests you, you can read more about it here.
I find it mildly amusing that neither LA or Silicon Valley are on the list of destinations. No tech or nerd culture obsessed individuals in those places I guess.