Do: perform onstage in a dick towel.
The bassist from Thee Oh Sees (pictured at top) rocked one of these. Just like on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Do: Throw your bass overboard.
Jared Swilley from The Black Lips did this and Vice captured it on video–and it was good.
Don’t: Tangle with the cops, piss off drunk tourists, etc.
The only really bad shit that went down happened at Señor Frog’s, a puke-scented haven for the finest in Spring Break douchebaggery. At first it seemed like our group was getting along with everyone (it’s hard for anyone who likes music even a little to hate on The Black Lips) but eventually the tide turned. “Try not to date rape anyone, ’cause that happens way too much here,” said bassist Jared Swilley. “Has anyone seen a five-year-old girl?” asked DJ Jonathan Toubin over the mic, “I hear she’s missing.”
The wasted father of said girl was not amused, going so far as to start a physical altercation with some people he thought were smoking too close to his child (whom, I’d like to reiterate, he’d brought with him to a disgusting bar at 1 AM). He punched a girl in the face, the cops were called, and the wrong guy (a “bruiser”) was fingered for the crime and handcuffed. I would give you more advice on this matter, but as more people gathered around to hassle the cops, I beat a hasty retreat back to the ship.