An exert from the book ‘Raw Chicken, Raw Fairclough’, Chapter 23 ‘The US Tour’.
While in Macy’s during our 3 day break in New York City, we had the good fortune of bumping into lead singer, Hayley Williams from Paramore.
Gizzo and Hayley really hit it off, and she invited us to dinner; we ended up in a quiet little sushi bar about 3-4 blocks away. Luckily, due to our relative obscurity on the East Coast we only had a couple of fans come up to us for photographs and signatures.
Since this was the first day of our break, it being after midday, and Hayley picking up the cheque, we all went a bit over the top on sake. After a few too many [drinks], we lost the ability to use chopsticks, much to the dismay of the owners and the floor. Rob may or may not have broken the chair by falling off it, and some stray salmon sashimi from Phil caused one of the waitresses to cover a, luckily empty table, in soup. After this, we decided to take it easy on the sake and $10 lagers.
After what was seemingly the day, in reality it was around 2 hours, Gizzo and Hayley started talking very quietly, like naughty school children in the corner. After a brief conversation, we saw Giz shake his head and Hayley looking disappointed. After this, she decided it was time she needed to get going.
Later that day, while in Duff’s Brooklyn, and after hours of Phil and I badgering, Gizzo finally revealed Hayley offered to pay for a discreet hotel room, just on the outskirts, for them to ‘do the nasty’ (which was Gizzo’s phrasing for having sex), and the collective response of the band was one of shock. He quickly added that it was because she was (and still is at point of publication) going out with Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory.
Fairclough, (2012) Raw Chicken, Raw Fairclough Cambridge University Press - pp.264