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He’s Poppe-ular

Nakedness will always get you press.

Gazette staff March 30th, 2011

The Oklahoma Film and Music Office’s Buffalo Lounge at the Austin, Texas, music conference South by Southwest drew more famous people than CFN intern Bucky’s favorite TV show, “The View.”

Among the notable names and faces that graced the venue: famed music critic Jim DeRogatis, drummer Martin Atkins (of the legendary band Public Image Ltd.), Thomas Conner of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bill Pearis of the dangerously hip website BrooklynVegan and Nathan Poppe, Oklahoma State University senior and Look at OKC contributor.

During Stillwater-based Colourmusic’s set, Poppe ended up onstage, dancing and singing. Pearis picks up the story from there: “Some crazed (drunk) superfan from their hometown jumps on stage, takes off his shirt and joins the band on the mic, making for the best picture I took all week.”

Poppe, in response, tweeted, “I was sober. They need to beef up their reporting efforts.”

Poppe 1, NYC hipsters 0.

Conner, a University of Oklahoma and Heritage Hall grad, captured the mood of the story better: “One fan was moved enough to tear off his shirt, jump on stage and dance ecstatically for all to see.”

Colourmusic lead singer Ryan Hendrix extolled the virtues of Poppe’s venture, saying, “I think you should all take your shirts off and rub each other.” Awesome.

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