So, a couple readers of our sister blog in San Francisco, All Shook Down, got the shock of their lives last week when Gotye stopped in to play rock n' roll trivia at a local pub.
After taking notes on how the Australian pop singer trounced everybody (seriously — they said he got every question right), they emailed editor Ian S. Port with this great story:
I go to a small pub quiz that my friend Chaki hosts every Monday at Minx Bar in the Tender Nob. It's a music specific quiz aka ROCK N ROLL TRIVIA. There weren't many teams this week but this one group of Austrailians came in and one guy on the team completely DEMOLISHED everybody in the bar, answering every question correctly. Here's what Chaki posted on his Facebook:
“So last night @ trivia this nerdy dude comes in and proceeds to answer every question right. I'm like who the fuck is this genius? We get to talking and he tells me he's Wally and we end up chatting about old exotica and new wave records. This guy had an encyclopedic knowledge of music and was as cool as fuck. Turns out it was international pop star GOTYE! WTF I just thought it was my new Aussie friend Wally. Dude could not have been nicer, cooler or smarter about music! Life is weird.”
Now, we know you guys see and do cool shit like this every day. If you spot famous musicians around town or have a great story about running into or hanging out with one, email us, Tweet us @ocweeklymusic or leave us a comment on our Facebook page and let us know! It'll be like you're a music journalist for the day.