The YA Rocks! event for the NYC Teen Author Festival was a blast. Here are some pix of Tiger Beat doing their thing.
Best song of the night: The last image is some poor library intern on his first day on the job that Libba coerced into holding up poster boards with the lyrics of the Tiger Beat original tune “YA Song”. Galley Cat has a video of that song from a previous performance. It’s a nonstop barrage of YA book references with the stirring chorus “Holden Caulfield is Not an Asshole”.
Best moment of the night: Libba sits down at the keyboard, leans into the mic and says, “You know what I like best about playing keyboards with two broken elbows?” [pause] “Not a damn thing.”
Moment I decided I will love Libba forever: When she gave me a shout-out during Midnight Radio. If you don’t know this song, go watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Now. Do it now.