Posted in music on June 5, 2007

The 26-hour Bang on a Can Marathon took place this past weekend at the World Financial Center in NYC.

6am @ the 26 Hour Bang on a Can Marathon, NYC - June 3, 2007 (CRED)
Bang on a CAn

Bang on a Can turned 20 this year. Marking the occasion it mounted its most audacious offering to date: scheduling a 26-hour marathon from Saturday night at 8 to Sunday night at 10. The performance was staged at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center, a co-production with the primarily pop-oriented River to River Festival and arts>World Financial Center.........By Sunday morning the schedule had slipped by nearly an hour; even with one piece omitted near the end, the event ultimately clocked in at 27 hours 10 minutes. [NY Times]

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Comments (16)

the real question is how many people left after 5 minutes? Bang on a Can was probably one of the wurstest bands I've ever seen live. I wanted to bang on their testicals when I saw them open for Daniel Johnston

ps - brooklyn vegan rulezzzzzzzzzz

Posted by thigh master | June 5, 2007 2:38 PM

I not only stayed for the whole 27 hours, I liveblogged it:

http://secretsociety.typepad.com/darcy_james_argues_secret/2007/06/liveblogging_th.html

Photos are now up, as well.

Posted by DJA | June 5, 2007 2:51 PM

bang on a can isn't a band. the bang on a can all-stars are a band. bang on a can is a collective of composers. they also have a record label.

Posted by good work | June 5, 2007 3:12 PM

whatever the f$ck they were, they blow worser than john kerry

Posted by thigh master | June 5, 2007 3:18 PM

Great grammatics! You must go to NYU. (ba-dum-bumm!)

Posted by wog | June 5, 2007 3:30 PM

"they blow worser than john kerry"

Did we enter a time warp, is is suddenly 2004 again? I think Kerry is as big of a pussy as the next guy, but didn't the statue of limitations on Kerry references end about 30 months ago?

(P.S. Rulezzzzzzzzz only has 12 z's, not 14, you dumb-ass)

Posted by Mr. Obvious | June 5, 2007 3:33 PM

we muss never forget john kerry, the biggessssst waste of space of this new century. don't blame bush, blame him, and if u dont want to play the blame game then play the valerie plame game!

2004 ruleeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by thigh master | June 5, 2007 3:49 PM

hey dja...the whole 27 hours huh? lemme guess...yr single?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2007 4:13 PM

Heh. Actually, my girlfriend's away in Vancouver.

Posted by DJA | June 5, 2007 4:25 PM

I was there for six hours Sat evening and four on Sun eve ... highlight for me was All-Stars playing Eno's Music for Airports ... really wanted to see Juana Molina but 3 is a little late

Posted by David | June 5, 2007 5:33 PM

haha, i can vouch for DJA. i have photographs from like 20 hours of the event that I am putting up this weekend. it was awesome and exhausting.

Posted by jason | June 5, 2007 7:00 PM

awesome and exhausting are not the 2 words I would think describe this "event". i would probably use like ear-rape or something along those lines.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2007 8:26 PM

I happened to walk past when those 2 guys were playing the 30 foot long pipes. I couldn't run fast enough out of there.

Posted by Meredith | June 6, 2007 11:01 AM

I went Staurday night to cacht THE BOOKS and Michael Gordon moving performance (doen by TACTUS).

But overall it was severely boring!

Posted by Shinobi Shaw | June 6, 2007 8:49 PM

eighteen musicians playing one of steve reich's most beautiful compositions as the sun came up? i cannot think of many things more sublime. if you were not there, you simply missed it.

Posted by Kyle | June 8, 2007 11:07 AM

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