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February 23, 2007
AM in the PM

Last night, I broke what has become an unofficial rule of mine to not patronize clubs unless I'm working. Bars? Certainly, and often. But, there's something about it being socially acceptable for a strange man to rub up against me on the dance floor that makes me want to pass on the whole club thing. I don't know - maybe I'm just overly fond of my personal space.

But last night I hit up The Park, and maybe I won't be so quick to nix that kind of going-out night in the future. First of all, DJ AM was spinning, and I've been wanting to hear him for a long time. Famous more for being the ex-fiance of Nicole Richie than for his spinning skills, I wanted to know if he should quit his day job, and I'm pleased to say the answer is no. He was pretty awesome. I was super-impressed with the deep cuts he busted out, and the way he had an ear for incongruous songs that nonetheless shared a beat, like when he played "Last Dance With Mary Jane" with "Dani California," which, by the way, I just Wikipedia'd and discovered that there's actually a "Don't Look Back in Anger/Imagine"-type controversy there because they are, in fact, so similar.

But I digress.

I interviewed AM about a week ago, which was cool. But what was equally cool is that he brought new girlfriend Mandy Moore to the show last night. She sat with her posse behind a screen just offstage and looked like she was having a pretty good time, though my own posse was pretty crushed that she didn't make an appearance out in the crowd. In case you were wondering, she is really tall and has good hair.

AM is coming back to The Park on March 29 with special guest Travis Barker, so it seems we're starting to get a little celebrity action up in this place. Let's just hope Paris stays home.

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