We spoke too soon: Either every media reporter in town was at last night’s GQ/Jay-Z fashion week party, or he was just in an…interesting…mood. Whatever the case, another awesome story from the party has emerged, and it involves a reporter getting drunk and not realizing she was talking to Jay-Z after patronizing his “supersonic dog hearing.”
Drew Grant of girly blog Crushable.com — previously the editor of Mediabistro’s Fishbowl NY and an editor at Mediaite, and not without her party reporting stripes — was apparently just there for the booze, and whatever on this rapper guy. Without spoiling the part about the “supersonic dog hearing,” just know that this happened:
“This guy says he can hear champagne glasses!” I said, sticking my thumb at my new friend.
My boyfriend’s face was still frozen.
“I’m a musician, I have really good hearing,” the guy laughed.
I bolted towards the champagne and greedily poured a copious amount of champagne.
My boyfriend ran over and grabbed my arm. “Do you know who that is?”
“Some guy who got us champagne! Woo!”
Yes, the “guy” is Jay-Z. But even more, it shows a great tradition of DIY teach-yourself party reporting being carried forward: When all else fails, just get really, incredibly fucking drunk and try to remember what happens. Professional? Not really. Artful? Without question. Bravo.