So it's starting to look like Orange County can add another illustrious character to its pantheon of dubious stars. According to news reports, Casey Anthony, fresh off an acquittal for the murder of her three
six-year-old daughter Caylee, has forsaken one county of citrus for the other–Florida's for California's.
What's an accused killer to do when the thrill of dodging paparazzi
and zipping around the country in a private jets wears off? Luckily for Anthony, Orange County
has some top-shelf night spots where a gal can unwind.
There are the quiet
spots where she can find a dark corner to lay low in, or the crowded
noisy spots where she can blend in, let loose and scream bloody
murder–if she's in to that sort of thing. Here's a list of five clubs
Anthony won't want to miss during her stay here.
1. Sutra –
Anthony will enjoy this spot if she's trying to blend in with a large
crowd–especially since the club recently completed an addition. With rap music bumping from the sound system, Anthony can
let her inner thug loose, but she'll want to choose the proper threads,
the crowd here dresses a cut above what you might find in other night
spots, which can lead to unwanted attention for poorly dressed riff raff.
Alex's Bar – Maybe Anthony can evade all her haters by slipping quietly
across the county line to this Long Beach joint. Though the Day of
the Dead motif (paintings of skulls and the like) might be a little
disturbing to Anthony–fresh off a murder trial and all–there's a lot
of star quality here. As most locals know, Alex's serves as a location
in the hit HBO series Tru Blood. Maybe Anthony can belly up to the bar
and wait for some Hollywood big wig to grant her her big break. If the
thoughts in her head are overwhelming her, she can blunt them with
stiff drinks. And then there's the music, loud and fast. If she's lucky, she might get to enjoy a punk band like as Alkaline
Trio known for songs like “Private Eye,” a clever ode to all
things CSI. She'll want to be mindful of where she parks before going
in however. The Auto Zone next door is fond of towing errant revelers who inadvertently park in their lot.
3. Pineapple Hill Saloon
& Grill –This spot up in Tustin is known for taking its karaoke
very seriously. They actually have “Karaoke Jockeys” who patrol the
room with wireless microphones and perform for patrons. Here Anthony
can choose the perfect number describing how she feels inside and knock
em dead with a heartfelt rendition of Madonna's “Papa Don't Preach,” PJ
Harvey's “Down by the Water,” or the Dead Kennedy's “I Fought the Law
(and I won).”
4. Detroit Bar – Though Anthony won't want to
miss this month's resident band, local ghouls Death Hymn Number 9, she
might find something here better than great music. Maybe she'll find
a sensitive, college-educated hipster to write her biography– A Theory
Driven Exploration of Criminal Intentionality in a Post Feminist
Society: The Casey Anthony Story.
5. The Helm – OC's venerable
dive bar will soon be shuttering its doors and transforming into a
martini lounge (yawn.) Though we're sad to see this spot go, we hope
there might be a glimmer of hope that Casey Anthony will want to be seen with martini glass in hand at the new digs.