“Based on my track record from the Smiths nights, I can say that people will definitely meet, some will go out on dates, and some will make out in the bathroom.” He does have one reservation, however: “You might get someone who’s into, like, grindcore, and they meet someone who’s into, like, doom, and they won’t get along at all.” Organizer Trish Nelson said, “This event is set up for straight men and straight women, but we’re thinking of doing an LGBT one in the future, if there’s enough interest.” I brought up how there was concern on the Facebook event page that it’d be a “sausage party,” and she said that they ended up with equal numbers of men and women, 38 each, and they were literally turning away hopeful participants at the door.“Men need to understand that there are a lot of female metalheads,” she said.
And then if you want to meet someone, there’s a shitload of people signed up.
This is what I love about New York—you can have a fun idea and make it happen,” he says.
Vitus (tagline: “Meet that special someone who will follow you to the depths of hell while listening to speed metal and other awesome forms of heavy metal”).
Comedian Dave Hill is hosting and DJing the inaugural “Speed Metal Speed Dating” event at Brooklyn’s St.
Hill has a history with speed dating, having hosted Smiths/Morrissey Speed Dating since as far back as 2009.
“My buddy Kent owns Black Rabbit, and he said I should do a night there,” Hill said.
Sandra (whose nametag and metal horns are pictured above) told me, “I have never done a speed-dating event before.I’ve witnessed them in other bars and laughed my ass off at how ridiculous it was.This one seemed just ridiculous enough for me to partake in and laugh at myself a little bit.I’m not really hoping for a metal Prince Charming, but maybe someone cool to talk about music with.” Jimbo Slice: “I just wanted to get outa the house on a Sunday.“I suggested Smiths speed-dating, just as a joke, and it sounded so absurd—and I’m a big fan of following through on ideas, the more ridiculous the better.” Despite his history with Moz, Hill, whose favorite metal band is Black Sabbath (“they are THE metal band”), is optimistic about the speed-metal incarnation.“Whether you’re here dating or just hanging out watching, it’s going to be fun. If you like drinking and listening to metal, you’ll have fun tonight.