Our Most Popular Stories This Week Covered Stickers, Festivals and Rappers.
And so another week comes to close here at CTHQ. It was a good one, too. So, before we go out and get stupid this weekend, let's all sit down, take a deep breath and enjoy a gander back at the week that was, as filtered through our five most popular stories of the week.
â€¢ First things first, it appears as if festival season has mercifully come to an end now that Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest is in our rear-view mirror. What's that? You're longing those days already? More specifically, you miss the freedom that festing affords your wardrobe? OK, then: Relive those glory days with Melissa Mackaly's look at Fun Fun Fun Fest-goers' sense of style
â€¢ Tuesday was a fun day. Election Day usually is. But one thing in particular sucked a whole lot of the fun out of voting in Dallas County this year: “I Voted!” stickers were curiously nowhere to be found throughout the region's polling places. Sure, other entities picked up on this story as the day went on. But, as our outrage inspired some pretty quick typing, we can proudly say that we were the first around (far as we saw, at least) to report on this travesty.
â€¢ Surely, at least part of the fun behind Election Day is watching all the partisan blowhards make ill-fated, last-ditched pitches for their chosen candidates. But Dallas electronic producer Ocelot took things a step farther this year when he took Rush Limbaugh's outrage over a Jay-Z show of support for Obama and dropped the appropriate Rick Rubin beat behind Limbaugh's dramatic reading of some Jay-Z lyrics. The scary part? Rush actually sounded pretty good after Ocelot's upgrades.
â€¢ Attention every other media outlet in town: Turns out, people really do enjoy dedicated local music coverage from their local publications. Crazy concept, I know.
â€¢ Before Thursday night's epic Dallas hip-hop celebration at Dada, we took the time to clearly spell out the true importance of this show to the Dallas scene. Seems like you all appreciated it, too. Again: Who would've assumed that informative pieces on local music would do so well in a market cluttered with stories reprinted from out-of-town sister publications and stories from uninformed writers quick to take dumps on the scene? Up is down, I guess.
Good times. See you all Sunday with our preview of the events to watch next week!