I’m not entirely sure what to make of this photo, which popped up in my Facebook News Feed last night when TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington declared that it was “100% cool.” I’m not sure if I’d agree with Arrington’s assessment, but it’s definitely strange enough to rate as news on a slow news day.
When I first saw the pic, I felt like I was having a dotcom flash back. Remember when VCs were having parties every night and rubbing elbows with all the cool kids? But when I looked closely, I saw that MC Hammer was wearing normal pants and super angel Ron Conway was standing next to will.i.am, who I’m pretty sure wasn’t one of the cool kids in 2000.
The photo is courtesy of Ron Conway’s son Danny, who posted it on his Facebook wall. Next to Danny (far left) are brothers Topher and Ronny (an associate at venture firm Andreessen Horowitz), papa Ron, will.i.am, Barbra Streisand, Hammer and James Brolin.