Idolator Meets The West Coast Fanbase Of The Academy Is…

Sep 20th, 2007 // 9 Comments

Gawker Media’s West Coast videographer Molly McAleer was on the way to pick up her morning coffee in Los Angeles when she ran into a clump of kids standing outside The Wiltern, waiting for tonight’s show by bandom faves The Academy Is… The kids in line all had their own tales to tell–some had been waiting since 5 a.m.; some were doing homework; some were stridently pro-public transportation; some professed their love for silent films, but only in the abstract; and, of course, all of them probably should have been in school somewhere.

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  1. Weezy F Baby

    what happened to your teeth, vanessa hudgens?

  2. Thinktanker

    You have to love Molly taunting said “silent film lover” with Birth of a Nation.

  3. zaky

    Oh my god. Where the fuck are all the teeth?! Everyone looks like a big hipster-pirate.

  4. Kate Richardson

    I bet you a million dollars he’s at least THOUGHT about posting some bandom slashfic porn role playing. He’s just been too busy watching Spit-Ball Sadie.

  5. Anonymous

    holy crap, i just watched one of their videos on youtube. music is in a really, really sad state.
    i work at an art school and these kids are sadly representative of how inarticulate and vapid a large number of young people are.

  6. Anonymous

    Hilarious! I saw these kids as well as I was walking to work. They made me very, very worried about the future of this country.

  7. CharlesRockyPamplin

    But how do you pronounce their name? is it posed as a question, like “The Academy Is- on fire?”, ir is it like the pre-commercials cliffhangers in ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”.

    “And The Academy is… back after these messages.”


  8. Swankster

    When will kids learn to not agree to be on camera? Everyone comes off very awkward for the enjoyment of us I guess.. Jeeze, I’m sure NONE of us went through an uncomfortable adolescence.

    That said, the birth of a nation prodding was genius.

  9. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    The Academy Is…

    …brought to you by Stridex pads!

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