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The Virgins and Hockey @ Troubadour, 12/17

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Wednesday night, around 10:30pm Pacific Standard Time, one of the fundamental truths that I had held to be self-evident came crashing down. It is a well-known fact that disco and rock are mortal enemies. Even now Staying Alive and Won't Get Fooled Again cannot be played at the same party, or, if they are, they need at least three songs in between them as a buffer. Throughout the '70s and into the '80s people divided themselves into polyester-clad and the cotton t-shirt-wearing teams. Both sides looked at each other with great disdain and loathing. And what do I find at the Troubadour in 2008, but disco and rock making sweet sweet love to one another on stage taking the form of the bands Hockey and the Virgins? It was heavy, dude.