Posted in music on April 18, 2008

whoah...

Ed Shrader & Dan Deacon @ Ridgewood Temple (April 17, 2008 (Jonny Leather)
Ed Schrader and Dan Deacon

....Moments before Deacon's exhilarating performance--which got someone as tightly wound as myself to dance--four Hispanic dudes entered the venue. Before that moment, I had felt like my companion and I were the ones who didn't fit in, but these guys in their expensive baggy clothes obviously weren't part of the intended clientele or demographic for this event.

Naturally, I was prejudiced against them, suspect of their motives for entering into this hipster Temple party. With the crowd, in tight, circled around Deacon, the party began, with everyone in the place dancing along. Even these "thugs" were dancing and seemed to be enjoying it.

Of course they were into it. We were easy prey. The geeky, scrawny white kids--many of which looked ridiculous--had their backs were turned, allowing these "thugs" to easily rummage through our bags that we naively expected to be safely stashed. My lady and I had let down our guards, in order to loosen up and have fun, but also because of our unwillingness to hold prejudiced feelings towards people based solely on how they looked. Though we were naïve enough to set down our bags, we kept a watchful eye on the culprits. Those watchful eyes watched those young assholes steal all of her cash (leaving her without a dime for food for the entire rest of the month) and a credit card. We acted just in time to grab our bags before they made with the big heist. The thief who had stolen my friend's money had his hand on my camera bag, while we plucked it away without confrontation.

We quickly made our way to security to warn of the theft that had been taking place. The culprits were fully aware that they had been caught, and quickly made their way to an escape. While the security staff could have easily taken action and saved a lot of kids from the disappointment of losing a lot of money and valuables, they decided to let the thieves pass by unquestioned..... [Jonny Leather - NY PRESS]

I missed all of that because I was at the Cloud Cult show at Union Hall instead. As far as I know, nothing was stolen from there, but I did overhear some stock tips that turned out bad, and I almost got hit in the toe with a bocce ball (just kidding).

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Comments (186)

If you see something, say something -- seriously, if you see someone stealing your shit and don't confront them, you deserve to have it stolen. Period.

Posted by greg | April 18, 2008 3:42 PM

this is so Crash

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:44 PM

who the hell puts a bag down on the floor anywhere in NYC/Bklyn/Queens and expects it to go untouched. Those people are idiots. Leave your backpacks at home anyway - morons. seriously? leave a pile of money on the floor and expect it not to get stolen - brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:45 PM

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:45 PM

WHERE IS OBAMA AT? HURRY UP!

Posted by MIA | April 18, 2008 3:49 PM

i love the King

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:49 PM

Interesting, with all the continuous talk on this blog about the old dangerous NYC vs. the new safe NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:50 PM

Dear writer,

You are mildly racist and a dumb shit for leaving your stuff unattended. Maybe if you wore baggy jeans instead of your "hipster" uniform you would be able to carry all your belongings instead of leaving your MONEY in a BAG on the FLOOR. Get real dude.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:54 PM

Anonymous 3:45,
I agree with you. That's part of what this article is about—how stupid and naive some of us are, growing too comfortable and forgetting we're in the hood.

In my defense, my girlfriend and I had bags because we came straight from work, and I am a photographer so i had my camera (which i always have a firm grip on). We may have put our bags down but never took our eyes off our shit, unlike everyone else, which is why we caught them.

We did not confront them directly because $80 is not worth being stabbed over. Had it been my camera, i probably would have wound up stabbed. We also assumed that the security staff would you know, do their jobs.

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 18, 2008 3:55 PM

deacon is gonna play the pool this summer w. devo and tom tom club.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:56 PM

never taking your eyes off something valuable that you have separated yourself from is not good enough.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:58 PM

this ain't Kansas folks

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:59 PM

Boo fucking hoo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 3:59 PM

Jonny Leather=Matthew Dear

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:00 PM

why didn't the girl just give out some hj's and get everyones stuff back?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:00 PM

Why is it that just because they were Hispanic you assume they would have stabbed you? What, they can't afford guns? Fucking racist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:01 PM

3:54 - she's mildly racist? how? shut the fuck up and go buy some jeans that don't fit.

he's right about the following though: leaving bags unattended is dumb. carrying a month's worth of money is plain stupid. leaving that money in the unattended bag - are you shitting me? were these people new yorkers or omaha trustafarians?

as for the ghetto kids - white or black, ghetto or not, if you get a bad feeling about someone, you're most likely right. listen to your spider-sense.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:02 PM

I love how the race of the thieves is mentioned right off the bat, lol. Why can't they be thieves or thuggy dudes, but they have to be 'hispanic' thieves as is there wasn't another hispanic person in the hipster crowd.

Also, even though it's 'New' new york, its still new york

Posted by Reg! | April 18, 2008 4:02 PM

"Why is it that just because they were Hispanic you assume they would have stabbed you? What, they can't afford guns? Fucking racist."

Ha! Loved it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:03 PM

What a shit article.

It sucks that people's stuff got stolen, but who keeps all their money for food for a month on them at a time? Seriously?

If you see someone stealing your stuff, do something. Don't be a pussy. You were afraid to get stabbed? Jesus, keep the sterotypes coming.

I live in that neighborhood, and it isn't bad at all. There's honestly little to be afraid of.

Also, the show sucked last night (at least what I saw of it).

"The attitude was loose, the jokes were often terrible, but sometimes hilarious, and there seemed to be technical difficulties throughout the entire show, but that’s what made it so enjoyable."

No, none of it was funny. I even dress like all of the other kids there, and I couldn't even convince myself that it's funny cause it's bad. I can't tell if maybe you thought it was funny just to be ironic.

If you took the time to look at Micheal Showalter, you could tell he knew it was total shit too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:04 PM

well he assumed that because they were Hispanic they were up to no good, and then they robbed everyone.

Just as some people assume that skinny hipster clueless white midwestern transplants are easy victims, and then they get their stuff taken.

Sometimes folks, the good ol' stereotypes keep their promise.


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:04 PM

goes to show...BE MORE RACIST!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:04 PM

And why, exactly, did you think you were gonna get stabbed? If $80 is not enough for you to risk getting stabbed over, why are you so sure it's enough for someone to stab you over (see question 6 for likely answer)? Do you know how rare random violence like that is (yeah, yeah: your uncle's cousin's nephew's friend's brother was stabbed back in '90 in Detroit. I'm sure that scarred you)? Why was your companion carrying *all* of the money she had left for food for the month? Has "your lady" heard of a bank account? Shouldn't the fact that you were able to stop these "thugs" from taking your bags without incident suggest that you could have done the same for "your lady's" food money? Why does your story leave me with a very uncomfortable feeling that you're racist, but aren't self-aware enough to realize it? Moron.

Posted by Jadakiss | April 18, 2008 4:06 PM

Don't you think that maybe those guys just went to the show to hear some shitty hipster music and then when you and your ladyfriend started giving them the stink-eye, they thought "fuck it, let's rob these racists cunts."? It's all your fault! Move back upstate!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:06 PM

you'd figure with everyone snapping pictures at a dan deacon show they'd show up in the pics somewhere.

Posted by GOPster | April 18, 2008 4:06 PM

Isn't there a verse about credit cards in "In the Ghetto?"

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:07 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/04/suny_culture_sh.html

now they are worrying about outsiders at SUNY Purchase Culture Shock 2008....

it sucks to get ripped off but leave your stuff somewhere else, in the city, suburbs, anywhere, stuff gets feet and starts to walk away if you know what I mean, security or cops can not just stop people and security at a show is to keep people safe, they are not watching your stuff, maybe these venues could get lockers or a coat check but in lieu of that do not bring your syuff, especially your food money for the month....come on...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:08 PM

I think this might be my favorite BV post of all time...Has there ever been a better example of the douche bag hipster? Fuck Jonny Leather and his baglady girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:11 PM

"Why was your companion carrying *all* of the money she had left for food for the month? Has "your lady" heard of a bank account?"

First, stop blaming the victim!

Maybe it was payday for her and maybe she didn't have a chance to go to the bank beforehand.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:13 PM

im so suprised these two are Dan Deacon fans!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:15 PM

1. "Those watchful eyes watched those young assholes steal all of her cash (leaving her without a dime for food for the entire rest of the month) and a credit card."

2. "We did not confront them directly because $80 is not worth being stabbed over."

New new york or not. I vote not... Nobody can eat on 80 bucks for the rest of the month. It's only the middle of april.

i like how you put quotes around the word "thugs" everytime. nobody got "thugged" nobody even really got robbed. a bunch of dumb fucks left their belongings unattended and they got their shit taken. shut the fuck up and welcome to new york. buy a wallet and put it in your pocket. put a chain on it even.

security doesn't give a fuck about your shit. they are there to stop fights and make sure nobody fucks up the club. that's there job. your job is to know where your shit is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:16 PM

Jonny Leather actually rocks, fuckwad.

I hope everyone calling him a dumbass for leaving his bag slips on a banana peel and impales themselves on a fire hydrant.

Posted by one of them | April 18, 2008 4:16 PM

^When have you ever in your life carried all your money for food for a month around with you?

And then leave that money in a bag unattended?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:16 PM

Who goes out with all their monthly food money, then leaves in on the floor? I guess the type of person to hang out with somebody called Jonny Leather.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:19 PM

"Maybe it was payday for her and maybe she didn't have a chance to go to the bank beforehand."

Neither of those things would matter. If you have a large amount of cash on you you keep it on you, you don't put it down somewhere because it was pay day or you couldn't get to the bank or whatever.
silly defense.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:20 PM

this is what happens when all the transplants take over and think they own the place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:23 PM

people have ben stabbed for a lot less than $80 my friend.

Just last week there was a schoolyard shooting in the LES over twenty bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:24 PM

"why did you assume you would get stabbed?"

guess what - people who commit one type of crime (theft) are perfectly capable of committing another (stabbing). and if these guys were unarmed, make no mistake - most thieves carry blades at the very least.

a bunch of people on here are so desperate to show how not racist they are, that they are making excuses for the criminals. good going, smarmy new york holier-than-thou hipsters! even if the victim is stupid and cowardly, that doesn't make it okay!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:25 PM

This is Darwinism at work in NYC.

Posted by drewo | April 18, 2008 4:26 PM

Seriously, where the fuck is OBAMA?!?! With his magical hope dust, he could sort out the security situation at the ridgewood masonic temple, and all its underlying social issues, no problem!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:27 PM

"Maybe it was payday for her and maybe she didn't have a chance to go to the bank beforehand."

what, does his ladyfriend work in a fucking mine or something and get paid in cash or a little bag of gold dust at the end of the week?

Direct deposit, hello!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:28 PM

If they had known your name was Johnny Leather, they definitely would have stabbed you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:28 PM

EVEN MORE REASON TO BRING BACK THE FANNY PACK!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:30 PM

"most thieves carry blades at the very least."

Really, are you an expert on thieves? Who says this wasn't 2 guys walking down the street and happened to see some easy prey?

It has nothing to do with us trying to show how not racist we are. I'm not saying the theives were in the right (cause that kinda goes without saying).

This has to do with people being careless, lazy, and stupid.

Don't leave your stuff lying around. Also, if you see someone taking your stuff, maybe say something or do something. Don't just be a pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:33 PM

i dont take my eye off my shit even in the suburbs.

Posted by nick | April 18, 2008 4:36 PM

bv- you should really explore not having the option to make comments on your otherwise awesome site. the negative posts only fuel more negative posts, and add little value.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:37 PM

did you guys see the transvestite hookers by the train station? It was almost like being back on LES in the 80s.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:39 PM

is Jonny Leather his real name?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:42 PM

4:06 im originally from upstate and we have have hispanics who stab people up there as well! Research the demographics of an area before you make a unfounded comment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:42 PM

actually, for this thread the anonymous pile-on is perfect.

Posted by normally non-anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:43 PM

Rochester is a shithole and the chances of getting stabbed there are way higher than the majority of brooklyn.

Posted by nick | April 18, 2008 4:44 PM


anon 4:37 without the comments how would we know what time daft punk was going on, or what festival jack johnson had hijacked next? or speculate on the dresden dolls snatch arrangement? all important things

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:44 PM

i was at the show, and didnt realize any of this shit went down. btw- Dan is lucky none of his stuff got jacked in that case, he left all his cd's and dvd's out by the speakers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:48 PM

btw- that person above me is exactly right, you guys have no idea how ghetto midwest is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:50 PM

Dan is lucky he left that show still in posession of his hard drive

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:51 PM

What confuses me is why wasn't, I don't know, more action taken?

If you see something, be a dick, yell, scream, etc. get attention.

There were 4 of them and how many of you?

It sucks to get shit stolen, and I'm not blaming the victims, just advocating for being active against this stuff.

Who else was there and had their stuff taken? I'm curious no one else chimed in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 4:55 PM

everyone gets out of the midwest because the majority of it is a gigantic ghetto.

Either that or a dead town where the industry moved out.

good thing im from the dirty south!!!!!

Posted by nick | April 18, 2008 4:55 PM

you know what really got stolen last night? my fucking time. I was too bored to even get up and leave until someone gave me a "wake up call".


oh, yeah, sorry to hear shit got stolen btw.

Posted by un:art:ig | April 18, 2008 4:56 PM

i find it strange so many people have come here to defend the thieves/attack the people who were robbed.


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:00 PM

this is what you get for being fans of Dan Deacon

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:02 PM

My name is Zachary Peterson. I am moving from Hibbing Minn soon. I will organize everyone so we will create a New York City where we CAN lay our stuff around. I will have laws past that the band MUST provide security and PAY US BACK if our stuff is taken.

Also, enough of our mother's have to be there to watch our stuff. Just like when we hung at chuckie cheese...

Posted by Zachary Peterson | April 18, 2008 5:02 PM

when will hipsters learn that shitty neighborhoods are NOT COOL? Here is to the 1st lame ass show in Sheepshead Bay!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:10 PM

They used to run punk shows out of a jewish temple in Bensonhurst, but the hipsters wanted no part of it. Anti-semites.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:13 PM

Im going to open something up in Sunset park.

south brooklyn is getting shit on.

Posted by nik | April 18, 2008 5:18 PM

Nobody is defending the thieves, 5:00, just calling Mr. Leather a whiny moron. I wish nobody would steal. I also wish everyone was smart enough to realize that taking a few *really* simple precautions would keep stuff from being stolen. And when you take the risk (or make the mistake) of leaving your stuff out and it gets stolen, call it a lesson learned. There's no need to go spouting off with vaguly racist comments while you blame everyone else for your own negligence. The thieves suck and it's their fault. But given that things like this are completely avoidable, nobody should have to listen to this guy's whining.

Posted by Jada | April 18, 2008 5:18 PM

If you leave your shit unattended expect it to get stolen. If you are too much of a fucking asshat to understand that tell your parents to ask for a refund for their 120G's that they shelled out to Bard or whereeverthefuck for your liberal arts degree. Gimme a fucking break. Blacks steal. Whites steal. Hispanics steal. It's the fucking food chain and you fucking sniveling little cunts walking around with money falling out your pockets through the streets of Bushwick should at least be bright enough to realize you are easy targets.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:19 PM

you know anytime you go to a dan deacon show, you are gonna get taken

cheers dummies

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:20 PM

who leaves cash unattended?

lesson learned for you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:21 PM

Dan Deacon was robbed a long time ago.....of any talent!!!!! Someone please take his hard drive quick!

Posted by Matthew Dearest | April 18, 2008 5:23 PM

There's a difference between leaving you stuff unattended and leaving your STUFF unattended.

If you left your average everyday jacket, hat and scarf unattended, and someone walks off with it, then that's an unexpected completely messed up thing to have to deal with.


If however, you leave your pricey leather jacket/expensive fur coat desirable designer hat and scarf unattended and it gets stolen, you are pretty much an idiot.

If you leave your expensive coat, hat and scarf unattended with a pocketful of cash in it, then you are a moron.


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:26 PM

Ancient NYC proverb:

He who goeth dancing after leaving bag of money on floor should moveth back home.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:29 PM

Matthew Dearest,

Uh...you obviously dont appreciate absurdism. which doesnt suprise me you benighted philistine!! WHATEVER.

also, to all those who are CULTURED, i am in a band called THE FRENCH DONT POOP and we'll be performing our neo-dada trashcan symphony this evening at the bottom of the east river. to get there, walk across the williamsburg bridge and jump off at the highest point. ask for Nathaniel when you hit the water.



Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:36 PM

white hipsters had reservations about hispanics that entered and "suspected their motives". Then, Hispanics stole their stuff. Check. Motives revealed. Hipsters correct.

Hispanic ghetto kids thought that the white hipsters were easy prey and stole their stuff.Check. Assumptions correct.

Is this a racist issue or is this just everything working out according to what everyone perceived of the other group? Seems like everyone in there was pretty spot on with their assumptions.

The whole thing almost seems too scripted. Where's the angle?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:39 PM

you fucking racist whities. any minority to you fucks is a criminal. your all easy targets because you are bunch of rich fucking pussies who can't stand up for yourselves. you grew up in the safe and quiet suburbs and that's where you need to go back to. that's what you get for moving to neighborhoods like bushwick. crazy gentrified north brooklyn is flooded with whites from ohio who are racist. fuck you pussy bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:39 PM

or who are really racist but will bend over backwards to convince you that they are not.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:42 PM

Even more ancient NYC proverb:

Don't be a fucking moron.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:43 PM

White scrawny hipster kids automatically assume that the Hispanics would stab them if they confronted them, while the Hispanics automatically assumed that the hipsters would be too afraid to confront them.

You know what happens when you ASSUME don't you?

You make an ASS out of U an ME and you get your food money stolen.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:46 PM

MOD - LOCK THREAD

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:46 PM

oh look, obama's spiritual advisor visited the comments board and left a turd at 5:39...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:47 PM

what happen to them hispanic men, they pass by without question? were the security in on it too? can you fire the security guard for not securing the belongings that dumb hipster caucasian kids left unattended? i was attacked by a group of hispanic kids as well, and i don't dress like a "hipster", in fact, nothing about me is hip. it was in brooklyn and once in austin or just south of austin. but nothing got stolen though, which was cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:47 PM

Amen to Anon 5:26.

Posted by Ryan | April 18, 2008 5:48 PM

THis would have never happened in the good ol' safe days of the 70's/80's.


Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:48 PM

if a white person walks into a club filled with black people the black people will think he is a cop.

same shit different story.

Posted by jim | April 18, 2008 5:49 PM

the age level of an event, usually impacts on how much the "security" deals with individual issues and/or problems.

if it is an older crowd, a theft or a robbery would likely be taken much more seriously, as would the professional nature of the security hired or the venue itself.

For a show that's mainly made up of young hipsters in a venue that's basically rented out and hires rent a cops, the "security" is not going to take individual's complaints or accusations seriously enough. Kids don't have any clout or pull, so the security won't have to answer to anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:57 PM

Really, how did the perps get in? Was it a free show? If not, did they actually buy tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 5:58 PM

I heard Deacon was in on it. He split the cash with them later.

Posted by LL Smooth J | April 18, 2008 6:03 PM

Was this event free? Did the Hispanic thugs actually buy tickets with the express point of stealing peoples stuff once inside?

If not and they got in free then it might have ben an inside job.

I find it hard to believe anyone would pay for a ticket to go steal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 6:07 PM

dude this is NY you leave your shit around someone will take it.

Solution go back to Ohio where your closet racism is accepted.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 6:23 PM

I talked to Todd P and he said HE stole the bags with the money and he used it to split evenly among all the hispanics.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 6:25 PM

Why don't you have your mom's complain you fucking hipster 'tards.....

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 6:36 PM

yes the so-called thieves did pay to get into the show

and why the hell would you even walk away from your bag- you couldnt have been that into the show with your little judgmental eyes watching your bag the whole time anyway. if you had just asked the kids working the show to maybe put your camera bag somewhere safe they would have tried to help you out. but i guess you were too busy judging them based on your own insecurities to think of that.
i had a fanny pack on last night, and guess what? i still have all of my shit. it wasnt the security officers' jobs to worry about your personal belongings. they were there to help the people running the show and keep assholes out- who believe it or not are usually drunk hipster kids and not the neighborhood "thugs".

next time you get ripped off due to lack of common sense try not to blame every other person in the room just because they dont look like you. worry about yourself and not slamming everyone there to enjoy the show.

Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2008 6:48 PM

imagine this happened at the legendary market hotel?!?! hipsterpocylpse!!!

*rimshot!

luckily for everybody, those hispanic "thugs" have better sense than to venture into that fire hazard death trap!

*rimshot

no smoking on the sidewalk!

*rimshot *applause

thank you everybody; have a great weekend

Posted by douchey mcdoucheberger | April 18, 2008 7:00 PM

"*rimshot"s are reserved for jokes that are funny

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 7:09 PM

you're an idiot for leaving your shit on the floor..plain and simple. maybe if you stopped doing coke, skipping any meals, and paying to go see no talent mongoloids like dan deacon you'd have the balls to confront someone who blatantly stole your shit.

Posted by HIPSTER POSEUR | April 18, 2008 7:10 PM

As hipsters we must organize and do something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 7:11 PM

IF Rebecca "Surgery" photograher had been there she would have photographed the bandits or at least pissed them off and made them leave

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 7:12 PM

I went to jury duty a few years back, and when you all arrive at the apointed time, they make an announcement.

Part of the announcement was: "Please, keep your eyes on your belongings. I know this is a courthouse, but it's still New York City. It's not like we moved the courthouse somewhere outside of the city. Watch your stuff."

Posted by Sha-na-na-nonymous | April 18, 2008 7:16 PM

anonymous 6:48pm...just admitting that you wore a fanny pack at a dan deacon deserves not only a mugging but a puerto-rican beatdown. how's that for irony?

Posted by HIPSTER POSEUR | April 18, 2008 7:16 PM

I agree with Anon 7:11, something must be done. Maybe a silent rave?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 7:39 PM

"If you leave your shit unattended expect it to get stolen. If you are too much of a fucking asshat to understand that tell your parents to ask for a refund for their 120G's that they shelled out to Bard or whereeverthefuck for your liberal arts degree. "


10 bucks that this is coming from someone who got 120 G's shelled out so they could go to "bard or whereverthefuck"


either that or it's a rockabilly who works at Union pool and is eternally grumpy and assholish.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 7:46 PM

all idiots!!!
every last one of you

Posted by gregory | April 18, 2008 8:20 PM

EVERYONE....DON'T EVER STOP COMPLAINING

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 8:27 PM

hello, its me, the dumb ass girl who left her bag unattended and expected it to be ok. wow, i'm sorry. i made a stupid mistake. i mean really, have none of you ever left your stuff along with everyone else's at a show? last night it seemed that plenty of you did and i am suprised no one else has said that they had anything stolen because i saw those kids rummaging around alot. so i made one dumb mistake in my life and thats apparently grounds for such mindless ridicule from people who don't even know me. whats wrong with all of you that you sit around all day posting comments about how dumb someone is, calling them names, making up hypothetical back stories for them, and just generally hating them for no good reason. are we all 10 years old again? also who ever jokingly said i should have given the guys hand jobs can go to hell as well as whoever made fun of me for only having $80. if you're on the side of the thieves then you're as bad as they are. of course it was easy for them because i was stupid but anyone who makes their living stealing from other people is an asshole. when i saw that kid with his hand on my bag it was all i could do not to punch him in the face but i knew that if i did there were three other guys standing behind me who would defend him and a roomful of people who weren't paying attention and had no reason to help me out. and thanks to the very few people who actually weren't assholes in their comments. and yes for the fiftieth time i know it was stupid to leave my bag and i won't ever do it again, thanks for reprimanding me on that one, mom. as for all of you mean spirited assholes who don't even know me, i'm glad you don't and you don't deserve to. i hope i'm around to see the next time you fuck up a little. so i hope you all feel alot better about yourselves now that you got to make fun of someone for their misfortune, now fuck off and die.

Posted by the idiot. | April 18, 2008 8:35 PM

you go girl

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 8:40 PM

indeed...you tell'em sister!!

so what are you wearing right now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 8:50 PM

well said idiot. It's shocking how so many people have such dark sides. I wouldn't worry about it though... it's not worth being stressed-out over the pathetic losers who find pleasure in starting an anonymous "word-riot". It's mob mentality with no accountability, so the best thing to do is ignore it. Let them have their fun...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 9:03 PM

I stole your money like I stole your bike

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 9:03 PM

"and yes for the fiftieth time i know it was stupid to leave my bag"

STUPID!!! 51 times and counting

kthanxbye

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 9:08 PM

when i said idiots all
i should have made clear that i didn't mean the victim girl
just all these cafe-sitting posters


Posted by gregory | April 18, 2008 9:16 PM

I think the second main thing that got people all riled up about this post was the description given to the stealers. There's no doubt it was tinged with racism, whether it was "meant" or not. Just a flat-out racist description.

Oh, and the first main thing? IT WAS FUCKING STUPID OF YOU!!!

So just stop complaining and watch your shit. You are DESERVING of ridicule in this instance!

Posted by JPJ | April 18, 2008 10:13 PM

jpj. you're an asshole. i didn't make the post. i didn't ask to be included in it. i know it was stupid of me. i hope one of your friends posts something about you doing something stupid and then you'll know how it feels. i hope someone laughs they're ass off at you next time you trip on a crack in the sidewalk and tells you how stupid you are for not watching where you were walking.

Posted by the idiot | April 18, 2008 10:32 PM

who the fuck is dan deacon?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 11:04 PM

Wow. really. I could not have imagined that when I wrote this article this morning that I'd trigger such a hateful response. But again, I'm naive, and this is the internet.

If you only read the portion of the article that Brooklyn Vegan posted, you should maybe read the whole thing before passing so much judgement and hatred towards me.

Thank you for all of your insightful comments. While I'd love to respond to everyone personally. That's obviously a large task.

So let me try to clear some things up.

1. My name is Jonny Leather. really. it's not some alias. On my birth certificate, it says Jonathan Leather. So, if you have a problem with my name take it up with my geneological lineage. Of course none of you actually state your names, so the rest of us can't possibly diss on your heritage.

2.I've admitted to my mistake. I'm not trying to blame anyone except myself and the assholes who were stealing people's shit. The article was meant to be a commentary about how naive a lot of people have become, letting down their guards when hanging out in areas like Bushwick. I just happened to use myself and a friend as an example.

I've been called a moron by a whole mess of people here, and if you haven't realized, I actually didn't even have a single fucking thing stolen. I was looking out for other people's shit.

3. I'm not from Ohio, or whatever other midwest locations you've named. I grew up in Orange County, NY and have lived in NYC the past 8 years. 4 in Jamaica Queens, 1 in Mott Haven, Bronx and the rest in Williamsburg.

4. I'm no priviledged trust fund baby. Like the lot of you, I come from a middle class background. I have nothing handed to me. I work and just barely make rent. and i'm not blowing my earnings on coke. I have plenty of debt, and the condos have priced me right out of the neighborhood I live in.

5. Please don't call me a racist. Prejudiced, yes I am. So are all of you. I specified that they were hispanic thugs so that other people who were at the show may have a clue who I'm talking about, and to point out they seemed totally out of place. of course these pricks you defend were probably far more racist, coming in to our party and victimizing a bunch of us. one of the points i tried to get across is that sometimes we give people too much room, because we don't want to be prejudiced. if it was some white prick rummaging through my bag, i would have been way quicker in taking action. Because these guys were hispanic, i didn't act as fast as i should've because i didn't want to accuse them of something and be wrong, because they would've been likely to cry racism.

6. i apologize for being overly judgemental towards the crowd. I am consciously aware that i am an insecure person, and i was a little cruel. But in the end I tried to look out for you guys and keep the rest of you from getting your shit stolen.

7. As I said, I didn't thin $80 was worth confronting the thieves over, especially being outnumbered, and not knowing whether or not they had any concealed weapons. So rather than taking that risk, I informed the security staff, who refused to take action partially based on Masonic moral ethics issues.

8. I did not mean to come across as some whiny little hipster douchebag, which many of you have so quickly decided that I am. I honestly feel like events like these make me feel more alive, and break up the say repetition of every day life. I thought it was an interesting story, and it was really for those other kids who were there and had shit stolen.

thanks for all of your comments. Feel free to continuing calling me a hipster douchebag, and whiny moron. It's quite amusing. You all have balls of steel behind the wall of anonymity of the internet. and you better hold on tight to your belongings, or i might just come steal them. and it'll be your fault. ha.

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 18, 2008 11:16 PM

^^^Dude...you had me up to point number 5. No...not everyone who reads and comments on this blog are prejudiced. Wrong! It's very odd and certainly won't help your case that you would make such an assumption. That being said, I still think the animosity being directed towards you on this thread is probably a little much.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 11:59 PM

Lots of stupid fucking white CEO's and white collar crime goes on too--ripping off others is NOT based on ethnicity. Stealing is stealing. Let's not point fingers at minority crime, while turning a blind eye to Wall St. crime. People seem so willing to have a shit fit about petty crime, but when corporate or government crimes are mentioned, it's like "oh well..."

Reminds of the hypocrisy of talking dismissively about welfare but NEVER about CORPORATE welfare paid out to huge companies from the government, etc. etc. You get the fucking picture.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:28 AM

Jonny Leather...what exactly in your mind is the difference between being racist and being prejudiced (like "all of" us)? Also, what does "Masonic moral ethics issues" mean?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:37 AM

Anonymous 11:59,
thanks.
I think you misunderstand the definition of prejudiced. Not all prejudice is bad. It's only bad when it's negative and becomes racism. Prejudice is any preconceived feeling or feeling about anything. So, please don't take offense. I'm just saying as humans, we all carry some level of prejudice. it's only human.

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 19, 2008 12:47 AM

American Heritage Dictionary definition of 'racism': http://www.bartleby.com/61/71/R0007100.html

I imagine Jonny Leather means 'racist' as in the adjective form of definition #1 and 'prejudiced' as in the synonym of the adjective form of definition #2.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:54 AM

why does he need to mention that the guys were "hispanic?" seriously, what does it add to the facts of the events? yeah, we get it that he's saying they "didn't fit in," but, fuck, man, he sounds like a fucking square cop or something. "um, well, gee whiz, THOSE guys obviously don't fit in HERE..." sure they were fuckheads for stealing, but don't you see that there's an underlying assumption that this kind of attitude perpetuates?

that's the most fucked up thing about his comments: that the hispanic guys--their clothes or whatever the fuck he means-- didn't fit the "INTENDED clientele or demographic of this event" i mean, WTF??? you're that narrow-minded and "style" conscious that you can't imagine different kinds of people (with different styles) coming together for shows? pretty pathetic, seeing as how your initial impression was that the "hipsters" appeared slavish uniformity to you and your "lady." so which is it? everyone's a fashion whore? or people who have completely different styles somehow don't "fit in" to what's "intended?"

you sound like a confused, self-conscious snob. you don't deserved to be robbed, for fuck's sake, no one does, but you do deserve to be called on your twisted characterizations of people who don't look like you OR this week's mustachioed "hipsters"...

--a middle class white guy

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:55 AM

Myinterpretations of racism and prejudice are clearly defined in the dictionary.

Racism: hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Prejudice: any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.

i think there's a pretty clear difference.

I clearly made a poor judgement call on the use of the word hispanic. I had no idea that stating one's race had become an act of racism. I used it as a descriptive element for the people who were there to be able to be able to possibly know who i was talking about.

I have no problem with people of different styles hanging out at shows, and had they not proven to be thieves, i would have not had a problem with these guys at all. This doesn't mean they didn't stand out, and seem out of place. Just as much as I would be out of place at some upper class dinner party.

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 19, 2008 1:08 AM

The internet is serious business!!!!

Posted by Ryan | April 19, 2008 1:12 AM

You lying asshole. If you didn't care about their ethnicity, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT A POINT TO INCLUDE IT IN YOUR DESCRIPTION of them. Why didn't you you just say, "4 guys came in looked a bit 'out of place' and sure enough, ripped some people off." WHY THE FUCK DOES IT MATTER THAT THEY WERE HISPANIC? WHY. IS. THAT. PERTINENT. TO. THE. STORY? Don't you get it, man???

If it would have been 4 white guys, you wouldn't have said "4 Caucasians came in looking out of place..." and you know it.
That's the point being made here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:18 AM

it's important fact to the case, to let all the other white people know that the "hispanics" were the one's who ripped them off. in their "baggy" "thug" clothes. what the fuck is this, FOX News???

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:23 AM

Do you read? Did you miss the part where I said "I used it as a descriptive element for the people who were there to be able to be able to possibly know who i was talking about."

If it were a room full of Latinos, that description becomes useless, but it was essentially a room full of caucasians. Therefore it becomes more relevant in helping those who were there figure out who stole their shit.

People have become way too sensitive about everything.

Were they hispanic? Yes. I'm not trying to contribute to negative racial prejudice towards hispanics. I simply stated ethnicity, and they happened to be hispanic. Do I think all latinos are thieves? Of course not. I know that white people commit just as many crimes as any other race. probably more.

were we victimized for being white? Maybe, maybe not. They probably just wanted money to steal anyone's money that they could get their hands on.

Don't you get it man?

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 19, 2008 1:35 AM

Hey Johnny, for your own sake, shut up. You can never win an argument against the internet. You can only make it worse.

Posted by common sense | April 19, 2008 1:48 AM

wait a minute: they only became "thugs" in "baggy" clothes, AFTER you realized they ripped people off??? so, if none of that had happened, then they would have just remained part of your fond memories of the evening? (aaah, and i remember 4 cool looking guys that were really rocking their own particular styles...how cool it is that different people with different styles can all groove together")

no. i have a funny feeling they would have remained "hispanic thugs in baggy clothes," to you, had they not committed any crime.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:49 AM

everyone is ridiculous with their racial oversensitivity.... if you were at some dan deacon show and there are four gangster looking latino dudes there obviously they'd look out of place...just like if there were four gangster looking white dudes or black dudes....i doubt these latino guys were wearing skinny jeans and v necks...

on a side note i don't see why everyone hates on midwesterners coming to brooklyn...i'm from the east coast and go to college in the midwest and it sucks here so it's only natural they want to move away.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:09 AM

yes, the whole "i was here first, stay out" mentality is historically ironic. wait, it's somewhat germane to the subject of this post, as well...

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:26 AM

This thread is way too short.

Nobody is commentng at all.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 3:47 AM

kudos to anon 12:55am for using the term "mustachioed hipsters". that was a good one

as for you mr backtracking johnny leather...just admit that: a)you're a racist, b)that you don't like to see people wearing thugish baggy clothes at your lame $20+ no-talent hipster shows, and c)that you're an idiot and a pussy for letting people rob from you and your "lady" in front of your "watchful eye" without doing anything about. you'd be much better off than trying to justify your idiotic rationality

Posted by HIPSTER POSEUR | April 19, 2008 11:34 AM

There is nothing wrong with calling out those thugs. You can be PC all you want, if I see some thug latinos at a predominately white show, I will get defense. They looked like crooks, because they are crooks. Simple.

And BTW, your last name might really be Leather, but spelling your name Jonny is complete douchebaggery.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 11:52 AM

this was not a big deal or unusual in anyway. people steal unattended stuff at shows all the time. it's usually college kid wannabee "bad kids" who do it, this time it was some neighborhood guys.

who cares?

it's not news that some middle class kids got their shit taken. you might as well have left it on a subway platform.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:37 PM

also at the end of the day, thieves may be hispanic, but all the serial killers are white haha

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:45 PM

anon 12:55am is the only post that matters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 12:47 PM

OK...I think Jonny Leather has had a rough enough week and we broke the "100 post" mark. Let's let it go now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:05 PM

fuck all you sloppy, pretentious anglo douchebags who feel entitled to something as if this were still ohio. nothing but limo liberals waiting for the chance to turn into your parents.

and yeah, i'm hispanic and go to "indie" shows -- the very same shows that a lot of you douchebags tend to go to. don't be so shy when and if you see me. come up to me and let me know how you really feel about someone like me next time. or you can always come back to this site and bitch like the little fucking elitist and racist dweebs you really are.

Posted by god below | April 19, 2008 1:06 PM

They were Mexican. About average mexican height..

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 1:20 PM

I get scared when I see people in babby clothing who are "dark" at Interpol shows, Dan Deacon, WHOEVER

wouldnt' you?

IT DOESN'T COMPUTE

MAKE BRAIN CONFUSED

DANGER

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:16 PM

kids getting shit stolen at shows is not news!

happens all the time, chill the fuck out about it and don't leave your crap unattended. end of story.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:29 PM

NEWS FLASH: AN INDIVIDUAL CRIME HAPPENS IN NEW YORK! Local community in uproar, fervor uncontrollable, inevitable

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:42 PM

this will undoubtedly get parlayed into some indictment that this venue or this neighborhood somehow is not safe.

I call bullshit on that, shit gets stolen at rock shows and bars and whatever all over town, all the time. If you leave your stuff out at a Broadway show or at a movie theater in Union Square, it will be stolen.

All the racial profiling or condemning certain areas as "bad neighborhoods" isn't to make you any safer. It's a big, anonymous city. That makes little, anonymous crime a part of life. If it bothers you too much, move to the suburbs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 2:57 PM

Anyone who buys this big grown up balding babies music deserves to be robbed and deserves to go bald. Stop fucking crying and get a job.

Posted by Johnny Florida | April 19, 2008 3:31 PM

I think some hispanic guys work for Bowery Presents... hmmmmm.

Posted by typical brooklyn vegan douche bag | April 19, 2008 3:31 PM

Hey Johnny Leather, If you're not the frontman for a late-70's era NYC punk band, your name is a total fucking waste!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 3:47 PM

"nothing but limo liberals waiting for the chance to turn into your parents."

You're right, you nailed us. We'll drop the charade and vote for McCain in November.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 3:50 PM

I remember white guys stealing at a Tito Puents show once....

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 8:01 PM

Why don't we work to eliminate the root causes of crime instead of ranting about two guys stealing some douchbag's girlfriend's bag???

Posted by Mr. Irony | April 19, 2008 8:12 PM

i fucked my girlfriend a bunch of times today

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2008 10:32 PM

yes, I think we should work to eliminate the root causes of crime

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 3:10 AM

oh i wanted to go to that cloud cult show so badly, buy alas, still in LA. i bet it was sick though, the new album is epic.

Posted by Mandy | April 20, 2008 4:36 AM

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
That made my night, seriously, thankyou.

fuckin white people....

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 5:07 AM

"BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
That made my night, seriously, thankyou.

fuckin white people...".

who are we talking about being the racists?????
and why are people down on midwesterners
like they have been in brooklyn all thier lives??
DO YOU ALL THINK YOU ARE SOMEHOW BETTER THAN THEM?????
I was born in brooklyn in 1959!!!!
I think all these self hating hipsters need to wake up

Posted by gregory | April 20, 2008 8:47 AM

this post kinda reminds me of that episode of full house when uncle jessie was big in japan but ended up being a huge racist

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 9:15 AM

My parents birthed me in Brooklyn, therefore I am better than everyone else who now lives here but whose parents did not birth them here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 11:06 AM

I am a hipster, hear me roar, numbers too big to ignore, and we are all wearing skin tight leopords pants...

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 11:56 AM

who cares? this happens at every show, only this time someone wrote bullshit story about it and it got reposted on this blog.

don't leave your valuables out and they won't get stolen.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 12:42 PM

nigga please

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 1:08 PM

whiny little fucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 1:43 PM

hey niave dumbshits, lemme learn y'all somethin' here.

Thieves go to shows all the time for the express purpose of stealing your shit. Yes, they buy tickets, yes, they rifle through your bags and your coat pockets, yes, they know you keep your cameras and ipods and cash in there.

Some of them are scene kids and college kids who wanna be "bad" and some of them are neighborhood guys who think you deserve it for being white and middle class.

moral of the story: don't be stupid, don't leave your valuables unattended, and don't go expecting the organisers and the "security" to be your personal guardians. They're not your fucking parents, and they aren't cops.

SO, sheltered former suburbanites: Look out for yourself, ya' pussies! This is the big city - grow up!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 2:02 PM

show was 8 bucks, not 20.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 2:26 PM

I have a question for all of you hate-spewing blog commenters. How many of you actually read the whole article (not just what BV posted) before typing out your snarky comments?

If you only read what BV posted, then you missed a huge section of it, including the whole point of writing about the theft, where i said:

"So if you were there last night and had the time of your life until you realized that your wallet had been pick-pocketed, or something important was now missing from your bag, you’re not alone. We dorks like to think we’re intellectuals, but we’ve also become naïve, forgetting where we live and where we roam."

(you know, the whole part where i admit to my stupidity and raise a large sociological point about the current state of city living.)

One last thing. To all the morons who have called me a racist, and then concluded that I must be from the white kid from midwest, you've, in only a few words, managed to prove that you're a total hypocrit and racist yourself. way to go.

Posted by Jonny Leather | April 20, 2008 2:29 PM

hahaha stupid brooklyn people.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 3:37 PM

What time does Daft Punk join forces with Jonny Leather?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 4:26 PM

A MESSAGE TO THE WRITER AND THE OTHER HIPSTERS

You dorks like to think you're intellectuals, but you've become naïve, forgetting where you live and where you roam."

Admit to your stupidity and be aware sociological point about the current state of city living.)

One last thing. You are a racist, a white kid from the midwest.

Posted by voice of reason | April 20, 2008 5:34 PM

Regardless of any of this, being born with the name Jonny Leather is pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 6:07 PM

I witnessed a crime once and i called the police. It worked better than writing an article. They also told me i was a fuckwad, but there was only two of them.

Posted by Genius P. Retardo | April 20, 2008 6:35 PM

i'd, be Happy to summariz

-dn deacon = shitsack
-Jonny leather Racist
-four short hispanic
-fear
-lunc h money
-handjobs
-trail of tear back 2 Omaha

ok thank of cours

-dadle Jenkins

Posted by >>> DAle Jenkins | April 20, 2008 6:42 PM

your all a bunch of idiots for paying to see this talentless deacon guy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 9:05 PM

Stay outta Bushwick if you can't handle it dweeb.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 10:14 PM

also, Jonny Leather's caption is wrong too. this show was at the Ridgewood Temple in Bushwick, BK. not queens.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2008 10:37 PM

You are racist because you did not take those two thieves home and help them escape their life of crime.

Posted by liberal doofus | April 21, 2008 7:01 AM

Lets start a special hipster/indie police force that attacks the root CAUSES of crime....

Anyone with me?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2008 8:59 AM

"four Hispanic dudes entered the venue. Before that moment, I had felt like my companion and I were the ones who didn't fit in, but these guys in their expensive baggy clothes obviously weren't part of the intended clientele or demographic for this event." this is the most racist pile of shit I have ever read. Next time you see people stealing shit, tell security, don't blog about it days later. It only makes you sound even dumber.

Posted by deb | April 21, 2008 12:32 PM

wait a minute is Jay Reatard a real name too?

what about Black Bubblegum? Blackman Bubblegum?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2008 1:00 PM

"Next time you see people stealing shit, tell security"

They DID tell security, dumbass.

Posted by Reading is fundamental | April 21, 2008 5:05 PM

They would never pull that shit at a Regina Spektor gig, she would sit on them...

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2008 7:09 PM

whats the big deal, ritalin girl, mommy will mail you another 80 bucks...

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 6:43 AM

WTF and STD dan deacon...ha! Josh and his girl weren't the only ones getting ripped off by this bloated gallagher looking, hamburgerlar dressing fuckface! Are you kidding me...why is this guy totally immitating Spiritualized & Spacemen3??????? What a barf fest!

Posted by the Real Dina Lohan | April 22, 2008 3:06 PM

I sat next to these guys (they were standing against the wall) after the first of many intermissions. All I remember of them is one guy had a bandanna on his head and was wearing a jean jacket. Ed Schrader was trying to make a joke about Bob Marley being from Puerto Rico and this guy got noticeably pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2008 12:14 PM

"what, does his ladyfriend work in a fucking mine or something and get paid in cash or a little bag of gold dust at the end of the week?"

still funny a week later.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2008 11:52 AM

hipsters never argue amongst themselves, do they?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 10:30 AM

there should be a hall of fame of threads and this should be one of them. also the 77 Drummers thread. Brooklyn Vegan comedy classics.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2008 10:56 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 23, 2011 6:15 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by كازنوفا | March 2, 2011 4:49 PM

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