"Best 2K I Ever Spent!" Cinco De Mayo At Ella Lounge Is A Blast From The Past

by SUSANNAH LONG · May 7, 2010

Mia Moretti, Caitlin Moe, Gavin Royce, Lucas Walters, and the Boggie Brothers performed at a special Cinco de Mayo bash at the Ella Lounge for Ella Wednesdays. Although we alassed and alacked all over the place at the absence of sombreros, there was some general and generous history knowledge on display . . .

That's right, the kids recreated some of our favorite moments out of the past, fueled only by cocktails, music-love, and a vague sense of claustrophobia. Thanks, guys, for teaching us some history! (Or, as we spell it, variously HERSTORY, HISSTREE, and HZTRI.)

The Phantom of the Opera is historical, right?

War of 1812? Napoleon's efforts to take Moscow? The War on Drugs? Other failed offensives?

It's totally the self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh.

In a little-reported event of the '60s, Edie Sedgwick meets her clone.

Bomb shelter during the London Blitz. On the right: Winston Churchill with a beard and shorts. Shut up, it could be him.

Marilyn Monroe meets President Kennedy.

Aw, it's the victors at the Treaty of Versailles.

Cleopatra! You need to get your bodyguards new hats. And make them take of their shirts.

We want to make an Industrial Revolution joke because of the whole electric guitar thing, but we don't know any Industrial Revolution jokes.

The world's second oldest profession: Clown Prostitute.

The night of January 15, 1920, right before Prohibition took effect.

It's a conceptual presentation of Indiana Jones about to be crushed to death in that contracting stone room that has spikes in the walls. Because that really happened in real life because it was real.

[All photos courtesy of Nicky Digital]