In March, I attended the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. I had just returned from my long trip to Siberia and decided to stick around after the interactive conference for the film conference. One morning at my hotel while waiting for a taxi I befriended a guy named Jorge Arriola, who happened to be the manager of a Peruvian pop band called Libido. When he learned that I was from New York he invited me to come see them play in early April at S.O.B.’s. So that is exactly what I did, having become addicted to their music on the long drive back to NYC from Austin. A few days later Jorge invited me to hang out with the band while they roamed the streets of New York.
The photo on the left of drummer, Jeffry Fischman, was taken in the lobby of their hotel, the Gershwin Hotel in the Flatiron District.
The photo on the right is of the lead singer, Salim Vera, and was taken during a late-night drinks and food run to the Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 27, 2003 11:32 PM