Mickey Avalon performed at the Showbox on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
You know you're at a Mickey Avalon concert when...
1. The crowd is smashed on a Monday night, chanting "Fuck me, fuck me!"
2. Paris Hilton look alikes are dancing and ripping each others clothes off onstage.
3. Fans are getting kicked out less than 20 minutes into the set.
4. The security guards are more amused than they are pissed.
5. The rapper onstage has "Thank You" tattooed on his stomach in tribute to the beautiful women he has slept with.
So, it should go without saying that Mickey Avalon puts on one hell of a show. The rapper is notorious for his wild antics and lewd rhymes on sex and drugs--subjects he's an expert on thanks to his upbringing in Hollywood.
"Isn't The Hills on tonight?" Avalon asked the crowd with a grin. "You could be at home watching The Hills! So thanks for coming out tonight."
Reporter's note: The Hills actually airs on Tuesday nights.
Inebriated fans cheered, oblivious to his mistake. They rapped along with gusto to Avalon's short but sweet set that included crass tracks like "Jane Fonda" and "My Dick." (In other words, he played the same soundtrack that Peso's does on weekends.)
Licky licky, sucky sucky,
Mickey Mickey, fuck me, fuck me!
Avalon, a former heroin junkie and prostitute, certainly plays up the I'm so fucked up image. But there's no denying that he's also a talented rapper. He excels at crafting grossly offensive but infectious rhymes. And his teasing drawl is even better live than on his records, providing the ideal inflection to deliver such raunchy content.
Then again, the drawl might stem from the fact that Avalon could've very well been indulging in some boozing of his own. The guy tripped, dropped his microphone, and almost fell as he exited the stage to go sign autographs and sell t-shirts in the Showbox lobby. And like they had the entire night, fans simply raised their glasses and cheered.
***Avalon lovers, you will want to read our sister paper LA Weekly's feature Mickey Avalon's True Hollywood Stories. It's a little dated (2006), but it's also the most in-depth articles you'll ever find on the guy.