(warning: potentially disturbing photos below the fold)
Saturday night started like any other Saturday night. I attended the Fiery Furnaces show at Webster Hall. Dios Malos opened. It was an early concert because Webster Hall wants the indie rockers out before the regulars arrive. Dios invited the crowd to join them at Kate's Joint after the show. For those that don't know, Kate's Joint is one of the finest vegetarian establishments in NYC. I hadn't had dinner, so I convinced everyone I was with to take Dios up on their offer.
We took a taxi from Webster (11th St & 3rd Ave) to Kate's (4th St & Ave B). Heading east on 10th, "Hotel California" was playing on the radio (related: the Eagles just happened to be in town). The cab driver was cursing about all the traffic that day. We were making ourselves laugh. Suddenly there was a commotion in front of us. People ran into the street to tell us to stop driving forward. We looked ahead, and saw a body lying twisted in the road.