Posted in music | pictures on June 25, 2007

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

Superchunk & friends @ McCarren Pool

These photos are of Superchunk, Slip-N-Slide, Dodgeball, Frisbee, Football, and other various activities going on at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday June 24, 2007 - the first free JellyNYC "pool party" of Summer 2007.

This was happening at the same time as the Pride Parade across the river in Manhattan.

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Comments (45)

That second-to-last picture is fantastic.

Posted by Steve | June 25, 2007 12:20 PM

Wackywavinginflatablearmflailingtubeman!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:22 PM

did you catch oakley hall?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:23 PM

dude...how much fun were superchunk yesterday? i saw them back in 97 at cmj and enjoy their early cds but they were totally great yesterday...

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:23 PM

Yeah great pictures and fun day yesterday. Not as many hot girls as i was expecting. Hipster girls are starting to all look the same.
But fyi, at events like these, girls-TAKE YOUR TITTIES OUT!
we really would appreciate it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:25 PM

How much fun was that...wow. Can't wait for Man Man next week!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:25 PM

It was a beautiful day, no?

Anyway, your pics are much better than mine, but I have a sort-of set list, here:

http://scoboco.blogspot.com/2007/06/superchunk-at-mccarren-pool.html


Can't wait for TV on the Radio...


Posted by Scoboco | June 25, 2007 12:27 PM

Superchunk absolutely killed. Awesome show. Better than their Siren performance.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:28 PM

I was blown away yesterday, so so good!

Posted by Lily | June 25, 2007 12:41 PM

I was blown away yesterday, so so good!

Posted by Lily | June 25, 2007 12:41 PM

Great pics, and no Helio signage! Don't know how you managed to avoid it.

Posted by tricia | June 25, 2007 12:49 PM

hey BV, did you get a new camera? Your photos are looking way good nowadays.

Posted by sticks | June 25, 2007 12:50 PM

MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN. It's going ot be legendary.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:50 PM

MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN. It's going to be legendary.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 12:50 PM

"Hello hawk, come pick me up"
"Hello hawk, come pick me up"
I forgot how good Superchunk were. Great day yesterday.

Posted by Christopher | June 25, 2007 12:53 PM

Great day all around. I definetly think this year is going to have much bigger crowds than last year.

Posted by danfun | June 25, 2007 12:58 PM

you know, all popular bands these days come with t-shirts and blog hype and cool...superchunk just played a great set of awesome rock music and blew everyone else away yesterday.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 1:05 PM

Yesterday was an absolute blast. It was a great way to kick off the summer of shows at the pool. Does anyone know what the point of JellyNYC wanting people to RSVP is?

Posted by MP77 | June 25, 2007 1:51 PM

"Does anyone know what the point of JellyNYC wanting people to RSVP is?"

It is to get people to discover that "other" site and to increase their user base. All those that RSVPed have now given their full name and other details to them which they will now sell to advertisers.

Spread the word: do not RSVP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 2:00 PM

Those photos are awesome! It was a beautiful day, Superchunk was great, and it was free! We were stoked!

Posted by Brian | June 25, 2007 2:07 PM

Why is everyone so fricking "stoked"? Maybe you guys should all join the football team.

What happened to the days when indie dudes were stoic and sad and isolated and interesting?

Posted by the pain | June 25, 2007 2:15 PM

Where's the love for Oakley Hall?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 2:16 PM

i rsvp'd thru going.com for superchunk and i got extra free soap to wash my hands after i pissed.

spread the word, RSVP thru going.com and get cleaner hands!!

Posted by going.com rsvp'er | June 25, 2007 2:25 PM

The RSVP, I would imagine is to get a sense of how many people are coming and whether or not they are going to have to turn people away. I got the soap too, it was worth it. Angry non RSVPer, your hands smell like poo!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 3:27 PM

so much fun! looking forward to man man next week.

Posted by powkang | June 25, 2007 3:31 PM

Well, Superchunk was great. However, I take issue with dancing inflatable figures like you'd see in front of a Caddy dealership in Omaha. Those and the corporate tents in back and the corporate logos graffiti'd all over the place, particularly on the back wall of the stage. Guess JellyNYC got paid!

Posted by Freepster | June 25, 2007 3:36 PM

i thought the advertising was pretty tame. yea i noticed it but it didn't bother me and not once was i given something from Helio. to keep it free, i'm cool with it. now if that shit is up when i go to cat power/bts, then i'm gonna be pissed cuz i expect chan marshall to be classier and more into iPhones.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 3:50 PM

Free show = Advertising. Deal with it, or don't go. Choice is yours.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 4:09 PM

if it ain't making money off concerts, im sure the city can use that space for something that will make money.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 4:31 PM

yea, down with brooklyn brewery. lets make it BYOB. take down that stage and PA. My friend has a PA in his basement. Who needs a stage?

c'mon...that stuff costs lots of money. that stuff makes it such a great show.

let them advertise. dont let them suck you in to their evil, brainwashing, advertising skeems and you'll be ok. you'll be the winner because you just got a free show....and heres the best part. it was at their expense.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 4:37 PM

One of those Helio beach balls hit me in the face, knocked my glasses off and cut my nose ..

Posted by Eric | June 25, 2007 4:44 PM

i was jumped on the soccer feild leaving the pool. I was beaten by a large object. the police identified it as a helio beach ball. the beach ball was found in a trash can around the corner. no prints could be identified.

bastards

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 5:05 PM

"yea, down with brooklyn brewery."

I know you were being sarcastic, but people should boycott Brooklyn Brewery (85% of their beer is made hundreds of miles away anyways, not Brooklyn at all).

Think Before You Drink Brooklyn Lager
http://www.fansforfairplay.com/archives/2006_02_12_archive.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 5:11 PM

does anyone know if this is the last year for the pool parties? i heard they had raised enough money to refurbish the pool and it would be filled with water next year. true?

Posted by dili | June 25, 2007 5:32 PM

Haha, I actually do like the BYOB idea. but thanks for understanding what i ment, anon 5:11

And i never knew that about brooklyn lager...thanks for the info.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 5:44 PM

"did you catch oakley hall?"
"Where's the love for Oakley Hall?"

Saw Oakley Hall, they weren't very good. Not very bad either, but nothing special

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 5:58 PM

good show, great vibe at the pool, lots of people looked like they were having fun

Posted by jesse | June 25, 2007 6:28 PM

Here is the love for Oakley Hall. Great musicians and really good tunes. They were great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 8:32 PM

JellyNYC managed to put on some great free shows last year without plastering advertising at every turn. If I recall correctly (and I do) they took donations at the door. Made it feel like the community was helped make it happen and not just another corporation.

Posted by downwithbeachballs | June 25, 2007 10:38 PM

who do you think fronted the bill to keep that stage up all last summer?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 11:15 PM

It was fronted by BioGuard the company that makes chlorine tablets for most in-ground pools.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 12:10 AM

thats just strange.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 12:57 AM

"Sens Production, Ms. Lafrance's nonprofit dance company, raised $50,000, and Live Nation gave $200,000. The combined contribution was used to prepare the space for minimal use. (The city has allocated $1 million for major capital improvements to the pool; that project is still in the design phase, a Parks spokesman said.)"

"To offer its concerts free, JellyNYC is relying on an essential financial source for summer series: corporate sponsorships."

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 1:07 AM

im just glad to be lucky enough to live really close by and be able to enjot these really fun free shows all summer long..yeeeeeeeeeaaahhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 9:21 AM

I felt like the stage was higher this year than last. It was too high.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 10:51 AM

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