Be bored no more!
(1) Enroll in Trapeze School.
Ever want to fly high? Well, now you can do just that.
If you're in NYC, Baltimore, Boston, or LA, check out trapezeschool.com. Hurry. Classes fill up quickly.
(2) Perfect your IJ skills.
You're probably thinking, "What's an IJ?" An IJ is an iPod DJ. Here's how to become one.
- Get an iPod.
- Learn how to use it.
- Create hot playlists.
- Convince people to hire you to IJ their events. (Yes, you can actually get paid for this.)
A relative of a friend did this. You would be surprised how many people don't know how to use an iPod, let alone create a playlist.
(3) Walk runways before models do.
A few weeks before fashion week starts, head to NYC's Bryant Park and watch workers set up the runways many a model will be trecking on. If you're lucky enough, you may be able to walk the runways before models do. And of course you must take pictures and send them to us for postage!
(4) Go to AST Dew Tour stops.
Want to get Ryan Sheckler's autograph? Check him out at Dew Tour Stops in Baltimore (June 19-22), Cleveland (July 17-20), Portland (August 21-24), Salt Lake City (Sept. 11-14), and Orlando (October 16-19).
Go to astdewtour.com to find out more.
(5) Create mosh pits.
What better place to do this than at the MySpace generation's version of Woodstock, the Vans Warped Tour.
Go to warpedtour.com for more.
(6) Take a trip to the Woodstock Museum.
Before Warped Tour, Coachella, and Bamboozle, there was Woodstock. If you're feeling nostalgic for the famed music festival, head to the new Woodstock exhibit in Bethel Woods, NY. Go to bethelwoodscenter.org/museum for details.
(7) Get InSense on TV!
Tired of bad E! reality shows (i.e. Denise Richards and the Lohans)? Here's our solution:
- complain to the network
- bombard them with emails about making InSense a show
Problem solved. (See what happens when InSense rules the world?)
(8) Get cooked vending machine food.
Do you remember that scene in Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift when the guy and the girl go to that vending machine place and there's actual cooked food in it? Did you ever wish you could get that in America? Well, now you can. BAMN! on 37 St. Mark's Place in NYC allows you to get everything from mac & cheese to hot dogs and corn dogs. If you're spending summer in the city, swing on by.
Go to bamnfood.com for more.
(9) Free concerts in Central Park!
Who says you can't find free things to do in the city? We don't. During the summer, Central Park's Summer Stage concert series puts on free concerts. Past performers include Citizen Cope, The Apples in Stereo, and Seu Jorge. This year the stage will see the likes of Santogold, Vampire Weekend, and Kid Cudi. Check out summerstage.com for more.
(10) More free concerts!
If Central Park crowds aren't your thing, head to Rye Playland right off the I95 (NY exit 19). Past performers include Lifehouse, Bowling for Soup, The Plain White T's, and Teddy Geiger. Head to ryeplayland.org to see the list of performers. (This year's performers won't be posted until July 18.)