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Photos of the crowd at McCarren Pool on Sunday (July 27, 2008) by heartonastick.

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Comments (243)

where'd they get all the fans?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:47 AM

They paid $10 to anyone leaving the Bedford L that was willing to come to their show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:08 AM

No Gaiys, "time to pretend" is an awesome song and video -- that's where they get fans.

I was like some of those people you see, behind a fence, but it was a pretty good spot. So many people were outside online waiting to get in.


Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:18 AM

I was there. Yes, it was insanely crowded outside, but I doubt it had that much to do with MGMT. When The Breeders played there it was a similar scene, even though you could easily find tickets to their much smaller and reasonably priced Webster Hall show in June. Unlike the past summers, this year McCarren Park Pool Parties are very crowded. It might have something to do with the fact that free shows appeal to people even more in this economy. It also has to do with the increasing popularity of "the scene" at McCarren Park Pool, this year being the last year of shows there.

It sucks that many fans of the acts playing there do not even bother going to McCarren Park thinking they probably won't be able to get in. It sucks even more for people who wait for a long time outside and end up not being able to get in. As usual, I've seen a lot of douchebags inside today, who weren't even listening to the music. Why provide a free show for these assholes? I would just make the shows with a bigger appeal cheap instead of free. This way people who really want to see the bands can get in instead of the freeloaders who are there just so that thay can say they were at the show. The money collected can also be used for a worthy cause.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:22 AM

But those assholes are more likely to support the sponsors their eyes were captive to the entire time they were at the venue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:30 AM

Assuming that everyone who got into the show had to wait in excess of 2+ hours to get in, I think it's safe to assume that everyone who actually got into the show deserved to.

So shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:35 AM

since when is the photo pit that crowded? i kind of figured it was for, you know, people taking pictures?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:35 AM

The photo pits at Siren were swarming with VIP fans too. Lately, it seems like anyone with a digital slr and a compelling online portfolio can get a photo pass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:39 AM

people who showed up at 2 pm, did you get in?

i showed up at 3, and the line was basically all the way around the pool at that point. needless to say, we didnt get in. In hindsight only way in at that point was to be an asshole and crash the line or jump the fence.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:41 AM

i think i saw more sony point and shoot cameras in the photo pit than actual real dslrs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:54 AM

I'm going to start requesting photo passes just to get in for free and have access to the front (ahead of the mortal geese that have to wait for hours and pay money). My point and shoot should be plenty and I've got a flickr account.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:59 AM

It sucks when a free show is 20 times the hassle of a pay show. It sucks that the Pool sucks this year, too much publicity. I guess it's good that it's the final year after all, it's not fun anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:14 AM

hahaha get on the list next time fools.... free booze and no lines. just you know, hang out and get to know the right people or lose some weight and be cuter and then you can be where everyone else wants to

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:15 AM

it's crowded because it's free and this band has a so so song on the radio


radio=fans


no matter how good or bad you are

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:35 AM

2:25AM, people in this city even wait 2+ hours in front of the movie theaters for free screenings of movies they would not pay $10 to see. There's no logic to what people would go through to get something "free." It does not mean they are fans of who's playing.

For the last two years McCarren Park has been my favorite outdoors venue. Now I too am glad it's closing.

3:15AM, I also got in through the list, but facts are facts. One more thing. You might not know this yet, but you're going to have a very sad and depressive life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:40 AM

3:40, you seem more depressed/melancholy than any of the posters, so I wouldn't cast the first stone if I were you....

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:50 AM

Where'd they get all the fans?? MGMT is putting up some pretty decent numbers sales-wise and they sold out 2 shows in Boston, in Philly and in DC. These guys are about to break huge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:55 AM

saw them before the hype, supporting Band of Horses, not bad but not even such a huge band...

check MGMT live in London on liveon35mm.com

Posted by liveon35mm.com | July 28, 2008 4:29 AM

Why do people crowdwatch so much at fucking shows? Who cares?

The bottom line is that MGMT were a lot better than they were at Music Hall. Aside from that dragging 14-minute number, they were pretty tight.

And a lot of people are also neglecting to mention the role The Ting Tings played in this whole situation. They're nearly as big as MGMT, and have a song in an iPod commercial.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:45 AM

got there at 2, and by 4 we could tell we weren't getting in.

Solution? Just walk up to the front of the line and cut in. Nobody cared.

I felt kinda guilty, but fuck it- survival of the fittest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:51 AM

" When The Breeders played there it was a similar scene,"

The Breeders are a legendary band. MGMT are flavof of the month. Also, they aren't good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 6:08 AM

for the first time I checked out some MGMT tunes and I cannot believe people are spending hours waiting in line for that. their music does not seem so great.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 6:56 AM

"got there at 2, and by 4 we could tell we weren't getting in.

Solution? Just walk up to the front of the line and cut in. Nobody cared.

I felt kinda guilty, but fuck it- survival of the fittest."


It's not survival of the fittest, it's called being a fucking piece of shit douche bag, who thinks he/she is more entitled to "get in" when you should have gotten there earlier. People like you are why Mccarren Park Pool concerts suck now!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 6:59 AM

2005: greatest karaoke band at north six.

2008: filling mccarren park pool to capacity.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 7:03 AM

the breeders show was even CLOSE to what it was for mgmt are you kidding me? i showed up at the breeders at 3:40 and got in within 20 minutes. i showed up to mgmt at 1:47 and had to join a 9 block long line and got in 3 FUCKING HOURS LATER. not the same deal at all. people who live in the area must have been pissed as hell. there were people lining up from like 10 am or something!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 7:51 AM

the people cutting the line were serious assholes. everyone was waiting in line for three hours or more and you just show up whenever and walk in? not cool, not cute. yeah people cared you jerk. anywhere else you would have gotten hit in your stupid little wayfarer wearing face.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 7:53 AM

not survival of the fittest.
more like survival of the douchiest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:07 AM

I didn't just show up and walk in. I was in the line that ran up driggs and over to Graham.

It felt really great to wait in that line just to find out someone else started a different line that wrapped around the back of the pool.

So we finally came up with a plan - see if we can slip through the front of the line, and if there was any revolt or resistance, we'd go to Matchless with no hard feelings. Turns out Plan A worked.

All you tough dudes are like "if I saw you cutting the line I would have smashed your stupid face in brah," but would you really? How many people did you let cut in front of you while you sat there in the rain, arms crossed, waxing poetic about how the pool shows are bullshit and too hard to get into?

If it makes you feel any better, the food line was also unbearably long. I had skipped lunch thinking I'd get a burger in there. I had to wait until after the show to eat! Poor me!

It's the last summer of pool shows - fuck it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:24 AM

hahahaha. you're all douches for going to see mgmt in the first place, so you deserved whatever you got. too bad there wasn't a lightning storm.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:32 AM

The Breeders are "legendary"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:34 AM

glad the rain scared me off. did the MGMT singer take his shirt off?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:36 AM

blah blah blah, the line was long, blah blah blah, I hate people who cut, blah blah blah, i cut in line, blah blah blah, mgmt doesn't have that many fans, blah blah bah, i deserved to be in there more than you did.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:39 AM

I had a great time not seeing MGMT and the Ting Tings at the pool on Sunday. I didn't have to wait in a line for most of the day, nor did I have to contend with crowds, poseurs, or line-cutters. I didn't have to deal with obsessive picture-snapping fans, or Valley Girl twentysomethings whose every third word is "ohmigod."

How did I accomplish all of this? I followed a simple rule of thumb that I've learned for this city: If it's free, don't go. It will invariably be WAY more hassle than saving $20 is worth.

The person earlier who said something about people in this city will do anything for a free anything was right -- It never ceases to amaze me how people will stand in a 50-person line so that they can get a free Frappuccino or whatever.

Posted by Hunter | July 28, 2008 8:43 AM

well this is all well and done, what time are you guys showing up for Black Lips/Deerhunter next week? 12 noon, 10am, camping out overnight?

leave it to the parks dept to turn a fun weekly event into a running nightmare....

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:44 AM

8:44 - I'll just show up on time and cut the line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:49 AM

no disrespect to MGMT, but most people were there to see the Ting Tings. It was actually more crowded for the Ting Tings, it cleared out a lot by the time MGMT began. (Both bands were great.) Very Eurotrash crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:54 AM

what sauce are you on. the place was at capacity for MGMT, people hadn't even gotten in yet when tings tings went on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:55 AM

same here or get a vip pass from a friend!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:58 AM

In early 2006, MGMT was a mediocre opening band at a show at my college; if you quizzed me, I wouldn't have thought they'd even exist 6 months later. Now two and a half years later, they're filling McCarren to capacity?

Am I taking crazy pills??

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:00 AM

the only good music was BMSR. everything else was mediocre dribble that high school kids eat up like lap dogs (no disrespect to lap dogs).

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:02 AM

this was as close to beatlemania (or menudomania) as Ive ever seen the scene at the pool. the crowd was super loud even for ting tings (we listened from outside, never got in). but if you were inside it was only half the story. You had people scaling fences, 20ish girls in high heals climbing that big 10 foot chainlink fence and heroically making it inside, you had people in the playground climbing on the rock, on the monkey bars, there were people up on the fire escapes two blocks away. there was blood sweat and tears out there. even though we never made it in, seeing all this and listening from the outside still made for a memorable day. esp when they played "time to pretend". it was so moving to hear the people sing it under their breath. just an amazing amazing day. MGMT will be huge after this, mark my words.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:04 AM

I showed up there around 12PM, waited until 3:40 to GET IN (Nice job with the doors @ 2PM...really accurate). As soon as people came in, The Ting Tings began their set, which wasn't bad, but ridiculously short, I believed they played only 6 or 7 songs...oh and the weather was shitty. REALLY SHITTY. The crowd was...annoying to say the least, the group that I was close to kept jumping, smoking crack pipes and slashing beach balls with Swiss Army knives. Oh and they moshed to Black Moth Super Rainbow....yeah. So, about 3 songs into BMSR's set, my friend and I bounced. It was insane. We did see Kirsten Dunst though...WTF was she doing there?

Bottom line: Better weather, better crowd = better free shows at McCarren...unfortunately one of those things most likely won't change.

Posted by madmang | July 28, 2008 9:08 AM

There's a reason MGMT is free and Wilco/Sonic Youth cost $$.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:10 AM

beatlemania is a nice reference. mgmt are hipter pinups, if there were any. *yawn*

Posted by h8er | July 28, 2008 9:12 AM

good work killing thepoolparties.com, stupid hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:19 AM

the Hold Steady played a few weeks ago in the rain, and you could walk right in all day...I thought the rain would have the same effect on MGMT but I guess they have a lot more "international appeal." I can't believe so many girls showed and got so dressed up in the rain. I never heard MGMT before but I like them, they sound kind of like ELO.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:20 AM

really wanted to go, but got a call from a friend at 1pm and said it was way too long. =(

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:21 AM

What a difference a major label makes.

I saw a hipster awkwardly and unathletically jump the fence, splitting his pants. No joke. Hilarious.

The "anyone would fill a free pool show" is off. The Hold Steady, who faced similar weather problems as MGMT, and Liars weren't nearly full.

Posted by Tito | July 28, 2008 9:22 AM

And how on Earf do the Parks people justify not letting one person in for each person who left after it hit capacity? Did your public schooling not include math? Pull your head out of your ass.

Posted by Tito | July 28, 2008 9:26 AM

yeah even that much hyped TV on the Radio last year was nothing like this. if you remember there was rain that day as well, and at 3 pm the place was practically empty, maybe couple of hundred people inside.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:28 AM

I've gone to a lot of shows here, ticketed and non, but I've never seen a crowd even close to this one. I thought it couldn't get more packed than the Breeders a couple weeks ago...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:34 AM

i don't like those shows.
you couldn't pay me to go.
love MGM. saw rhen at the masonic temple great show

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:39 AM

my favorite mgm movie is the wizard of oz. what's your favorite mgm flick?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:42 AM

debbie does dallas

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:45 AM

Tito, I saw that guy too! I was hoping that a bear trap was waiting on the other side for that douche.

Posted by madmang | July 28, 2008 9:52 AM

and about the sponsors - i don't understand why people are complaining about sponsors this year. it's far less sponsored out than in the past. there's no more giant helio banners hanging from the stage, which is major, and the biggest sponsorship presence is actually for the open space alliance, an advocacy group. i think the fact is that a lot of the people who comment on this website are commenting on events they don't even go to, which is just kind of weird.

Posted by andy rooney | July 28, 2008 9:56 AM

i had fun

Posted by stad | July 28, 2008 10:02 AM

"And how on Earf do the Parks people justify not letting one person in for each person who left after it hit capacity? Did your public schooling not include math? Pull your head out of your ass."

I'm sure they saw that people were climbing the fence to get in, shithead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:03 AM

it's true andy rooney. just ask A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole. he probably lives in kansas.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:04 AM

anyone see the old man who got nabbed by the cops trying to get under the fence by the port-a-potties?

HILARIOUS.

Posted by grace6697 | July 28, 2008 10:08 AM

no one went to the hold steady because that band sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:09 AM

I'm a huge fan of MGMT but I think their performance was mediocre at best. I think it had to due with the fact that it was still light out when they performed. If it was pitch black, and they had the lights on and all that, it would have been a different show. I think the fact that it was free had to do with the lack energy on their part.

The only song I saw people get excited for was Time to Pretend. Alotta people walking around, sitting down or leaving the show.

These new bands man...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:10 AM

MGMT just got back from touring the world for crowds 10 times as big. How could you expect them to be psyched about a free daytime show at the pool?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:12 AM

Comparing this show to the other shows at the Pool is stupid. I have been to all of them this year, and there were people yesterday that I haven't seen at any other Pool shows. 17 year old drunk girls and Jersey boys.

Any who really gives a shit. If you want to go, go and deal with the shit that comes along with living in NYC. If not, stay home. And if you stay home, bring me some goddamn beer and a pizza next time I'm waiting in line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:14 AM

the people at this show sucked. told me to put down my umbrella, fuck that. seeing bmsr is not worth standing in the rain. to all the girls from long island, stop coming to pool parties.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:14 AM

I will recap my experience at the MGMT show at Mccarren Park Pool.
I arrived at a gentlemanly 2:15 and noticed two lines extending in opposite directions. I chose to walk towards the end of the line extending towards the western side of the park. After taking notice that the line wrapped around the block, I reflected for a second and thought to myself "fuck this, I aint waiting on this line." I then walked up to the very front of the line where there was no uniformity and the line became scattered. I proceeded to walk directly to the very front of this line, waited approximately 2 minutes for them to let the next group of people in and skipped in proudly.
Later in the day, when my friends arrived to a line that was surpassing 1/4 mile long, I instructed them to walk to the front. After several debates regarding the morality of such a choice, they decided to sell their souls to the devil of unresisted line-cutting to much ease and delight.
A few hours later, when the show was "shut down" by security, I had one last friend who showed up late. With the knowledge that I am more crafty then the whining hipsters in the area who were pathetically waiting on line, I approached the security personnel and explained to them that my friend had been unfairly shut-out after exiting just to retrieve something from her car. Security guard #3 opened the gate, grabbed said friend from the crowd of depressed onlookers and escorted her inside.
An average time was had by all.

Posted by blah | July 28, 2008 10:18 AM

I like BMSR. But just as a friend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:24 AM

oh wow blah, you are so cool. like by far the coolest person there yesterday. i'm glad you wrote that essay long recap so we could all know how cool you were yesterday.


i thought mgmt were pretty energetic. i mean, for like a jam band. or whatever they are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:25 AM

I went in only knowing who MGMT was, but The Ting Tings was the best performance of the day, in my opinion. The show progressively got worse and worse and worse. I was sooooo psyched after The Ting Tings, then Black Moth came on and everyone's energy level went a little down, then MGMT, who, except for a few select songs, were a huge disappointment.

Another star sighting: Agyness Deyn

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:27 AM

I got there at 2pm and just walked right in... sorry you passive hipster morons sat in line all day, but if you knew anything about McCarren pool, you can go right in if you don't have a bag.

Anyways, I've been going to McCarren for a few years now, so don't give me the "You ruin McCarren now," because I've probably been there a few more times than you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:28 AM

Why would people complain about the sponsors? You'd rather pay $25 for these pool parties versus having to grin and bear it with banners hanging around the joint? Hard knock life....

The cops mos def did not see the two people I saw jump the fence.

And the one out, one in comment referenced the entrance, not the fence jumpers. If the Parks Dept makes them stop letting people in when its at capacity and then one person leaves, how does that not open up room for one more person? Or were they admitting to having let too many people in to begin with?

The real lesson is that from a safety standpoint, the Warm Up parties at PS1 have got to be considerably less safe. Those damned things are shoulder-to-shoulder throughout.

Posted by Tito | July 28, 2008 10:29 AM

I LOVE THE TING TINGS.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:32 AM

im glad i didnt go and im glad that you're glad i didnt go too. Consensus opinions during phone tagging at 1pm yesterday:

-it is going to be packed, probably wont get in
-weather sucks
-CANT WAIT FOR FELICE BROTHERS AND LANGHORNE SLIM

Posted by breast milk | July 28, 2008 10:38 AM

Agyness Deyn is considered a star sighting? That's sad...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:42 AM

checked out the eS demo on the miniramp at KCDC, then moseyed on over...

skipped the line, crashed the vip area. my compatriot swiped a full, unopened bottle of dewar's.

mgmt was pretty good. BMSR was the worst shit i've ever seen in my whole life.

we proceeded to smoke and drink.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:42 AM

Got there at 2, stood in line for the entire time, and never got in. By the end, I would have been happy just to get in to hear "Kids" during the encore, but the Jelly staff and various people in uniform were all being total assholes. It sucked watching hundreds of people stream out throughout the set while fans who actually wanted to see MGMT were treated like cattle outside.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:46 AM

Black Moth Super Rainbow was easily the most original music there. MGMT is decent but damn i felt old with all these young kiddies and their annoying disrespectful umbrellas. its raining. stop being a pussy. you aint gonna melt bitch


oh and to whoever said BMSR is worst shit ever. you clearly have no idea what your talking about. they were the only thing there that was recycled music with new production. get their albums take some mushrooms and then tell me what you think bitch

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:47 AM

It's not like The Hold Steady show was empty. There was a decent sized crowd, but the place was a zoo yesterday. I drove in around a quarter past 2, and there were huge crowds for blocks.

Posted by Kurt C. | July 28, 2008 10:48 AM

anon 10:14 what's wrong with girls from long island?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:49 AM

Agnyess Deyn is not a celebrity. she's also a total asshole.

I walked over to mccarren, saw the line, felt the rain and turned right back around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:49 AM

does anyone know why some gay dudes insist on making everyone within sight of them know that they're really into dudes? especially that fully grown man with the gold lamé ass shorts on. jesus christ. your buns aren't even firm, guy. fucking gross.

your sex preferences aren't any more interesting or less dull and boring than anyone else's.
i don't wear clothes that scream "i think vaginas are neat."

can't you just tone it down a bit? your hairy thighs are seriously gnarly.

more power to the rainbow, but maybe it'd be better if you didn't behave like a caricature of yourself.

just a thought.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:50 AM

"I got there at 2pm and just walked right in... sorry you passive hipster morons sat in line all day, but if you knew anything about McCarren pool, you can go right in if you don't have a bag.

Anyways, I've been going to McCarren for a few years now, so don't give me the "You ruin McCarren now," because I've probably been there a few more times than you.
"

Don't break something while you're trying so hard to appear 'cool' and 'in the know' and 'native'

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:51 AM

10:50. i know what you mean.

the naked black dude on the slip and slide was really throwing himself out there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:52 AM

"It sucked watching hundreds of people stream out throughout the set while fans who actually wanted to see MGMT were treated like cattle outside."

To 10:46, if you actually wanted to see MGMT as the true fan that you are, you would have shown up earlier.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:52 AM

MGMT songs sound just like their album live, and the album sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:57 AM

"anon 10:14 what's wrong with girls from long island?"

they shot him down...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:00 AM

"10:50. i know what you mean.

the naked black dude on the slip and slide was really throwing himself out there."


i agree, but maybe the slip and slide is kind of just gross. should be for kids.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:00 AM

"It sucked watching hundreds of people stream out throughout the set while fans who actually wanted to see MGMT were treated like cattle outside."

more like sheep, wouldn't you say?

anyways i hopped a fence into the vip section which was the best part of the show. hope that same route works at the next paid show. bmsr was pretty good. the best part about the rain was that it considerably cut down the slip n slide line so i got to try all sorts of crazy slips n slides. mgmt was fairly average. the 14 minute encore jam was actually my favorite part. that line was absurd though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:04 AM

^^ blah is a complete bitch and a whore. she embodies what has gone wrong with NY and music here. her and her friends will go to any length to have a good time. stupid rich hipster kids with no jobs and your parents pay your rent so you can snub your nose at other hipsters at shite music venues to be part of some shite scene. congrats.

Posted by BlahisaBiatch | July 28, 2008 11:07 AM

i was with blah and we are stunning young men, each bestowed with well paying jobs

we tipped 6 bucks on top of the 6 dollar price of beer because we are filthy fucking rich

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:10 AM

nvm the music, who won the dodgeball cup?

and btw yes i did notice, there were a lot of flamboyant gay dudes at the show. not that theres anything wrong with that, just saying. It was almost Daft Punk / Scissor Sisters level.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:10 AM

i was the hipster who ripped my pants climbing over the fence. i meant to do that.

Posted by rip | July 28, 2008 11:11 AM

i was the slow asshole cooking the burgers who left all the hungry people up shit creek without a shit paddle

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:13 AM

So did they actually play Kids or just put the album on over the PA and pretend to play (as they've been doing at other shows this tour)?

Posted by Chase | July 28, 2008 11:14 AM

It's ironic that I am pegged as a hipster-girl, when I am in fact the polar opposite...a non-hipster boy. The very reason i was able to get into the show without waiting is that I don't think/whine like a hipster. Rather, I thoughtfully surveyed the scene and took advantage of what it offered, which was a lack of organization at the front of the line and security guards who could be manipulated.
To those who suggest that I am an asshole for "cutting" the line, I will respond by saying that you are an "asshole" for seeing so many others doing it (hundreds of people got in that way) without either saying something or doing it yourself.

Posted by Blah | July 28, 2008 11:18 AM

Is everybody who posts here an azzhole? This thread makes me think so.

Posted by sharkdog | July 28, 2008 11:18 AM

" Don't break something while you're trying so hard to appear 'cool' and 'in the know' and 'native' "


Nah, just smarter than dumb hipsters... not too difficult.

But yes, I was born in NY... you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:20 AM

11:14 they kicked the band off stage so they could do their little Lost Boys routine together.

the two main dudes seem very protective of the MGMT legacy, treating the rest of the band like session players (which they are, i guess)

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:21 AM

MGMT and BMSR both brought the energy down considerably. MGMT did the best at totally sapping the fun from the crowd, with the exception of 'time to pretend'. And what about that 14 minute BORING encore they played and made us all endure just for Kids? fuck em.

Posted by par | July 28, 2008 11:24 AM

Lets count how many girls were wearing that little Bat For Lashes-type colored string tied around their head to attain that 70's psychedelic hipster look shall we. Not that there's anything wrong with that...just sayin'.

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 11:26 AM

I actually cut the line twice. Showed up at 2:15 and got right inside, then when it started raining me and my coworker left to get food. After eating we walked right up to the front of the line and got in to catch the end of the ting tings set.

Sorry if anyone's offended but I wasn't about to wait in that long ass line. If it makes anyone feel better, we do like MGMT and we did have a ton of fun at the show.

Posted by Bart | July 28, 2008 11:26 AM

Remember how awesome the Ting Tings were? I wish they would have played longer...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:27 AM

That "14-minute encore" song was only 6 minutes long... would everyone quite bitching about it. He was just kidding about it being 14 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:28 AM

"I would just make the shows with a bigger appeal cheap instead of free." yes. this would help discourage showing up for the sake of showing up. it would also be good to raise revenue for jelly to put on future events as well as for the pool or the parks department.

Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:29 AM

...and to line cutters...you do realize that if everyone starts heeding your advice, there will eventually be more congestion...and eventually fights...at that front entrance.

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 11:29 AM

Bart,
Self-righteous hipsters are the hip new definition of ironic. Way to pose, poseur.
Tito!

Posted by Tito | July 28, 2008 11:31 AM

"...and to line cutters...you do realize that if everyone starts heeding your advice, there will eventually be more congestion...and eventually fights...at that front entrance."


This is the last summer for the free shows anyways... But I'd love to watch a hipster fight. Hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:33 AM

blckhat, fuck it, after reading these comments, I sure as hell am not standing in line for the rest of these shows next month. Apparently no one at the front controls anything, so you might as well go right to the front.

If someone questions me I will just say dude from jelly who is my friend just told me to go right in. or pull that line about getting something from the car. that should work.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:33 AM

I'd like to know where the rest of the photos are, especially since the dude takin' 'em promised to post those fish-eye shots of the girls next to me and myself.

Posted by Justyna | July 28, 2008 11:40 AM

i'm in shock that many people will go see that band.

check out all the kids with head bands and face paint!
OOOH
tribal

depressing

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:41 AM

what was with that 14 minute song in the encore? a mixture of the who and rush methinks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:41 AM

i thought they treated the other random dudes pretty nicely. like they let the one guy in a dress crack a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:44 AM

can we all at least agree on one thing? Williamsburg... as a 'scene' or as a force for innovation in the arts and music, is a dead.

beyond these played out pool parties, I happened to be in B'burg on Sat night for a show. when I got out, I couldn't believe how cheesified and crappy the entire place had gotten. all I saw were fratboy goons, guidos, irish meatheads, and wanna-be-Sarah-Jessica-Parkers everywhere. oh, and lots of annoying asian kids from Queens listening to house music. and the occasional NYU wannabe hipster.

put all of them together and you have one played out scene. I wanted to vomit so I went home (to a secret, undisclosed location that is still cool which I refuse to publicize).

Posted by HiplikeAFox | July 28, 2008 11:51 AM

'(to a secret, undisclosed location that is still cool which I refuse to publicize)'

Bushwick?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:52 AM

@HiplikeAFox - Point noted but no need to get racial.

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 11:56 AM

Tito,

You misused the term "self-righteous." If i was self-righteous, I probably wouldn't have cut.

Bart

Posted by Bart | July 28, 2008 12:00 PM

Can someone explain why the line was so long?

This was the third Pool Party this year I've been to, say the Hold Steady and Liars as well. For both those shows I rocked up at 5pm and went straight in. Once inside whilst it wasn't as busy as it was Yesterday there were still a pretty large crowd for both those shows.

As I seem to understand it all that happens on the gate is your bag gets checked, ID if you want to drink and then you're in... Keep on letting people in until you hit capacity then stop letting people in. Why was it taking so long to get people through the gates yesterday?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:08 PM

I didn't mean to get 'racial', I was just citing my observations. and I always include members from my own ethnic group in such descriptions...

Posted by HiplikeAFox | July 28, 2008 12:11 PM

"Williamsburg... as a 'scene' or as a force for innovation in the arts and music, is a dead. "

if this is true, it's because of the brooklynvegan comment section

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:14 PM

once people with jobs started to move to williamsburg, all the cool kids could tell that the end was nigh. williamsburg is dead as the center of hipster activity because i moved to bushwick. i never stay in a place long enough for it to get played out. as soon as i moved to bushwick, williamsburg stopped being hip. i define hipster. none of you qualify.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:15 PM

it's really boring to read people say that MGMT will "break" after this. frankly, i'm surprised they haven't "made it big" already. oh wait, my 13 year old cousin from queens who only listens to the radio likes them. he has since this winter. maybe they HAVE HAD THEIR BREAK! WHICH IS WHY THE POOL WAS CROWDED! OMG!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:28 PM

Hipsters don't have any right to declare anything dead of arts.

Hipsters are the most talentless and worthless (overall devoid of any positive aspects)people I've ever met. You have your parents buy you DJ equipment because "Guitar was too hard"... either that or you play guitar, just piss poorly.

I've never seen a piece of art from a Hipster and said, "wow... those are some strong emotions..." you wanna know why? It's tough to realize the emotions that bring about art when your rent is payed by your parents and you have no ambition but to sit around and experiment with drugs (which your parents bought too).

I have more musical/artisitic talent in my pinky than all hipsters in this city combined. Pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:32 PM

Ha...you definitely should have cut. I may be an asshole, but I got in and had a great time, and you got wet and waited on a line for nothing. Hope it was as fun for you as it was for me. Also...these are parties...not shows...feel free to not take yourself so seriously and just have a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:33 PM

"I couldn't believe how cheesified and crappy the entire place had gotten. all I saw were fratboy goons, guidos, irish meatheads, and wanna-be-Sarah-Jessica-Parkers everywhere. oh, and lots of annoying asian kids from Queens listening to house music. and the occasional NYU wannabe hipster."

WELCOME TO NYC. IT'S AWESOME.

Posted by breast milk | July 28, 2008 12:48 PM

It is like 14 minutes, it's called "Metanoia" and it's pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:49 PM

"MGMT and BMSR both brought the energy down considerably. MGMT did the best at totally sapping the fun from the crowd, with the exception of 'time to pretend'. And what about that 14 minute BORING encore they played and made us all endure just for Kids? fuck em." - par

j'agree. No motivation to dance. crowd was pretty dead as was the band. Not impressed by mgmt live show, but the record is fun.

And i also spotted Kirsten Dunst and her 6 chins. WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:56 PM

"I happened to be in B'burg on Sat night for a show. when I got out, I couldn't believe how cheesified and crappy the entire place had gotten. all I saw were fratboy goons, guidos, irish meatheads, and wanna-be-Sarah-Jessica-Parkers everywhere. oh, and lots of annoying asian kids from Queens listening to house music. and the occasional NYU wannabe hipster."

Yep that pretty much describes NYC on a Saturday night. Bridge and tunnel people trying desperately to be hip and have fun. And, oh yeah, you were there too, weren't you??? If you call it "B'burg", you're one of THEM, believe it.

Williamsburg is still a pretty great place to live the rest of the week once all of you have left. But it's true, its a lot worse than it has ever been...waiting on the Bedford ave L train platform on a Fri or Sat night is like being at the worst frat party ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:01 PM

you probably didn't even go to the concert 1:01. get out of here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:11 PM

Not all of the shows have been like this. The Liars the previous week was half full and awesome...Fantastic show..Chill crowd..great sound..

Posted by BK | July 28, 2008 1:13 PM

i feel like none of you have listened to mgmt's album. they're not a dance band. they have two dancey songs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:14 PM

And you certainly don't live in williamsburg 1:13.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:21 PM

new jersey is the new brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:23 PM

i can see why Beck would have them open for him. Electric Feel is some good Prince shit. i usually tend to stay away from a the whole crop of the modern electropoppy buzz bands, but I think these guys are the real deal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:25 PM

1:01 is in denial about the neighborhood. I will say, that grabbing a drink in Williamsburg on a weekday can be a relaxing depending on the bar... but any weekend night seems horrible.

btw, I was at the Music Hall for the Spiritualized show, something modern day hipsters, yuppies and other assorted Sarah-jessica-parker wannabes would know nothing about.

Posted by HiplikeAFox | July 28, 2008 1:27 PM

no woman can understand how it feels to have a raging woodrow wilson after seeing a chick with big thingys.


Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:31 PM

yeah I agree with who ever said MGMT is not a dance band. They have a couple songs that you can dance to but please, don't mistake them for vampire weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:32 PM

@HiplikeAFox - And Spiritualized was a MONSTER weren't they! SPACEMAN!!!!!!

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 1:35 PM

i don't get why everyone is questioning the giant line. this was probably the biggest band (sort of speak) that they booked this summer, of course there is going to be a giant line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:35 PM

Agy would have to defy the laws of physics to be thwere as she was also at a polo match in Windsor UK.

http://is.gd/16sd

Posted by joly | July 28, 2008 1:36 PM

And as for all the comments ripping on chicks with those lace headbands... they were giving them out at the door you morons.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:36 PM

@Anon1:32 - Vampire Weekend is a dance band?????

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 1:37 PM

MGMT don't seem like a dance band in any way, they seem like a mellow 70s L.A. rock band.

Emily on Project Runway wears those headbands. I'm rooting for Kenley though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:39 PM

man am i ever glad i missed this pool party. Everyone should be over MGMT by now anyway and they suck live. I really hope its not like this next week bc i really want to see that show and dont want to show up at 10 or cut in front of all the nice, patient people.

Posted by die | July 28, 2008 1:40 PM

I just walked by Mccarren and there are people still waiting on line, most of whom are wearing tie-dye headbands?

Posted by blah | July 28, 2008 1:45 PM

everybody shut the hell up. this blog is sooo 2007

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:47 PM

Have they announced the bands at the final free pool party? Should I get in line now?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:53 PM

I agree with 1:40, this show I didnt really care that much, but I really dont want to miss next weekend, on the other hand I dont want to show up at 10 am and feel like a fool plus waste all that time standing in a line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:56 PM

Jumping the queue was the way forward. I laughed so hard at all of the chumps who waited outside.

Morons

Posted by Greg | July 28, 2008 1:56 PM

If people wanted to dance at a free show, they would've gone to LAST WEEK'S Summerstage event which was bonkers (Santogold, A-Trak, Diplo). They should just do that at McCarren; get a bunch of good DJs and a few good hip-hop artists and just have an insane Pool Party..then have all the cops come and bust it!

Sounds better than the time I had on Sunday.

Posted by madmang | July 28, 2008 2:02 PM

yeah idk why people went to the mgmt show wanting to dance. you were suppose to get high and sway.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:05 PM

I don't think Bart knows what "self-righteous" means. Cutting in line is a shortlist entry for self-righteousness.

Posted by Tito | July 28, 2008 2:12 PM

I like hipsters, Vampire Weekend, Macbook Airs, girls from Long Island, JellyNYC, Matt & Kim, line cutters, tight cutoff jean shorts, flaming homosexuals, Terminal 5, $6 beers, the last Strokes album, Americans pretending to be Eurotrash, and decomposing corpses.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:13 PM

(1) The Spiritualized show at Terminal 5 was excellent and Kirsten Dunst was there with a head band which must have been handed to her at the MGMT show.

(2) What is a "hipster?" Is it like pornography -- you know it when you see it? I am actually curious to know what a hipster is because it seems like that's all people talk about here.

Posted by sharkdog | July 28, 2008 2:13 PM

I cant wait until they fill the pool back with water. I have my fingers crossed for a high dive and slide.

Where do I purchase my Williamsburg uniform? Better yet, where do I buy one of those mustaches?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:14 PM

Oh yeah, I love Bat for Lashes head bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:14 PM

MGMT= gypsters.

Posted by grace6697 | July 28, 2008 2:15 PM

ANON 1:37, yes Vampire Weekend is more of a dance band than MGMT. Did you go to their free show @ summersage? Everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves...

MGMT is definitely a psychedelic electronic rock band...get high and zone out to their music

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:16 PM

Gods...please don't make the King Khan show look like a Dave Matthews lawn....please?

Posted by Adam | July 28, 2008 2:17 PM

my fav Williamsburg uni is 1980s style gym/basketball shorts, orange tank top, brown socks and dress shoes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:18 PM

"I like hipsters, Vampire Weekend, Macbook Airs, girls from Long Island, JellyNYC, Matt & Kim, line cutters, tight cutoff jean shorts, flaming homosexuals, Terminal 5, $6 beers, the last Strokes album, Americans pretending to be Eurotrash, and decomposing corpses."

I love you too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:23 PM

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-righteous

[quote]: convinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic[/quote]

feel free to point out where I was narrow-mindedly moralistic.

Rude and selfish? sure.
Self-righteous? definitely not.

Posted by Bart | July 28, 2008 2:27 PM

Only a moron wouldnt skip, I dont even like MGMT. I was laughing so hard at the people in line in the rain outside. It made the day for me.

I agree with Greg, fookin morons xx

Posted by Kieran | July 28, 2008 2:27 PM

@Anon2:16 - I swear I'm not trying to sound like an ass but you couldn't pay me to see Vampire Weekend or see them for free either. But whoever finds them to be a good time should keep doing their thing.

Posted by blackhat | July 28, 2008 2:29 PM

Mgmt were rubbish, i just loved looking at all of those people waiting out in the rain. They were that bad me and my good friend Kieran went to a slick Irish bar half way through and smashed some Yagerbombs!! I shower in that shit!!

Posted by Dawson | July 28, 2008 2:31 PM

seriously, what's with the facepaint

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:32 PM

the black lips show is going to be fun in an obnoxious way because hardcore black lips fans are assholes by default. if you've ever been to a black lips show you know what i'm talking about. it's gonna be like man man at maccarren revisted. the band will be great the fan will be 16 year old alcoholic brooklynites with shitty tattoos.mark my words. but bet it won't be nearly as crowded as yesterday.

Posted by voice of reason | July 28, 2008 2:37 PM

you didn't have to cut people to get in, you could have stood there for 5 min and been approached by someone coming out who was kind enough to give you their bracelet and lanyard that enabled you to get in

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:40 PM

Somebody better do something about the line cutting. WHERE IS OBAMA AT? HURRY UP

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:41 PM

i think the funniest part about sunday was people walking by the line saying 'they said it's first come first serve, the rsvp online meant nothing' NO DUH. did you think they would RSVP you +5 under your username bigmannyc? dumb as fucking bricks i swear.

Posted by hilarious | July 28, 2008 2:45 PM

so bad. black lips. so bad. especially live, and especially at a place like McCarren.

MARK MY WORDS, EVERY SONGS WILL SOUND THE SAME.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:51 PM

SPIRITUALIZED!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:54 PM

Plenty of people also got in by jumping the fence by the porto-potties after they cut the line off.

Chumps...

Manhattan...Brooklyn...whatever. This is New York City. If you want something in short supply badly enough, you might have to step on some toes and hurt some feelings to get it. If that makes you cry, move to Atlanta or whatever...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 2:59 PM

woodrow wilson!!!!!!!!!

thingys!!!!!!!!!!!!

2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:01 PM

what did Spiritualized play?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:02 PM

"Grandpa..did you ever do anything wild when you were a boy"

"Well, sonny I once cut in line & sneaked into a free show to see a band that you never heard of because everyone forgot about them 30 years ago"

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:07 PM

no one's going to have to get to the pool at 10am for black lips.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:08 PM

2:59- you totally saw that old man.

Posted by grace6697 | July 28, 2008 3:10 PM

i saw the old man's ass

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:21 PM

what time does management go on?

Posted by fart | July 28, 2008 3:41 PM

Wow...I'm so glad i'm not in New york right now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:48 PM

Yeah it was hillarious all those idiots that were queueing.

I rocked up at 1.50 drunk as a skunk with 6 of my pals and walked straight to the front.

Then i skipped the queue for the burgers, drinks and bar as well. My mate was even serving beers and giving them out for free when all the other muppets were paying.

Brilliant day slightly dampened by the poor performance of MGMT

Lovely 17 year old girls there too, i got well involved in that...

Posted by Beef | July 28, 2008 3:53 PM

"@Anon2:16 - I swear I'm not trying to sound like an ass but you couldn't pay me to see Vampire Weekend or see them for free either. But whoever finds them to be a good time should keep doing their thing."

Good for you...have a nice day!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:59 PM

They werent bad at all; it was a great show.

Either people prematurely shit on this band and their live performance or they won't shut the fuck up about 2 or 3 dance-able songs that they wrote when they were 19 and that aren't representative of the album or sound at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:07 PM

"I like hipsters, Vampire Weekend, Macbook Airs, girls from Long Island, JellyNYC, Matt & Kim, line cutters, tight cutoff jean shorts, flaming homosexuals, Terminal 5, $6 beers, the last Strokes album, Americans pretending to be Eurotrash, and decomposing corpses."

Why so serious?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:31 PM

I parachuted in--only losers walk through the gate. I ordered the bouncers not to let anybody in after 3, just for a giggle. The burger guys were lining up to feed me. The beer guys gave me my own keg. MGMT let me write their set list. (The a cappella "Kids" was my idea.) I made it rain, too. See you at Santos.

Posted by Obama | July 28, 2008 4:40 PM

^ - You forgot Dan Deacon and cellist from Ba Ba Boobies.

And can someone tell me what fucking time Daft Punk goes on please!

I've been asking for about a year now!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:43 PM

packed for CRAAAAPPPP!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:44 PM

With all the assholes on this thread making comments, the biggest asshole who went to this show is here now.

Hey people who cut the line like blah and others. Do not apologize to anyone or feel bad. They are not more moral than you. They just did not think of it or have the balls to do it. I knew this show was gonna be insane and probably the most crowded of any of the shows. You have 2 of the biggest buzz bands out there right now. One deservedly so(TIng Tings) and one not at all(MGMT)
I figured getting there at 2 would be fine. especially with the rain. Scary fucking scene outside so of course i cut my way right to the front and walked in.

Whoever said the crowd was bigger for Ting Ting's is on acid. Although Ting Ting's and BMSR were greatm please someone tell me what is so great about fucking MGMT. They are such a run of the mill band. Nothing exciting about them. If you think this band is some kind of psych rock then you are out of your mind.

The scene in the photo pit was hilarious. They had no guards this week working the pit so after BMSR it got filled up with non photo people who saw an opportunity. The photogs were swarmed and could not move around. Finally 3 songs in the jelly people including the guy who books the acts jumped in and just said fuck everyone, you are all out of here. Cleared em off the stage as well. You havent laughed till you see photogs complain they are getting shafted.

Also what's up with all the fake celeb sightings. Im sure Kirsten Dunst was not there. I saw a bunch of girls who looked like her.

And to the smart guy above who claims i don't go to the shows i make comments on, feel free to ask me any questions about the shows. Ill be happy to answer as proof. I can assure you i go to many more shows than you do.

Posted by A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole | July 28, 2008 4:50 PM

mgmt secret show tonight at galapagos. just got the myspace alert. $3 (to benefit the open space alliance for north brooklyn) and the show is at midnight. doors at 11:30.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:50 PM

Dawson. You're probably some stupid irish frat boy who's never slept with a girl. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:51 PM

"mgmt secret show tonight at galapagos. just got the myspace alert. $3 (to benefit the open space alliance for north brooklyn) and the show is at midnight. doors at 11:30.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:50 P"


Ahahahahaha brilliant. Make up a fake show notice. You should have just said free though instead of 3 dollars. That is the key to getting all those people there. If yesterday was a paid show about half would actually be there.

Btw don't worry about next week. deerhunter/black lips/king khan will be back to the usual crowds that go. You will be able to walk in anytime. Both Atlas Sound and King Khan at the seaport were empty.


Again, please someone with some kind of musical knowledge base and clear references tell me why MGMT is so good? The album is just decent and their shows are just plain. Is this what rock music has come to in this age of electronic/alternative/no straight ahead rock and roll dominance.

Posted by A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole | July 28, 2008 5:00 PM

Yay, child molestation! That's so cool!

This is what I mean about scary BV commenters...

Posted by lori | July 28, 2008 5:00 PM

"Yay, child molestation! That's so cool!"

Uh, where? Are you referring to "Lovely 17 year old girls there too, i got well involved in that..."? Seventeen is the age of consent in New York.

Posted by Law & Order: Brooklyn Vegan | July 28, 2008 5:07 PM

this MGMT band is garbage.

I'm not not going to read the post or the thread, but from the number of comments I bet something was shity in the way this show got pulled off by the promoters (who also happen to be grabage organization - JellyNYC!)

but really, these MGMT guys are total flash in the pan bullshit.

You all totally deserve whatever mistreatment the McCarren Park pool / Jelly NYC / MGMT dealt you yesterday. You are chumps!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 5:12 PM

wah

Posted by roedood | July 28, 2008 5:17 PM

wow.

gotta love it.

how many people are on here bashing MGMT? Why even waste your time? Either you secretly LOVE them (and are ashamed) or maybe you are just a bit jealous?

I waited two hours, didnt get in, but had fun anyway telling the cops about the new castle I was drinking on the street. And they sounded pretty decent (not as good as the album, but still good)

fun times

screw Mccarren Park though ... hope they move it somewhere better

Posted by actual music fan | July 28, 2008 5:20 PM

Idolator had some laughs at your expense, losers: http://idolator.com/399387/mgmt-show-makes-the-anonymous-hordes-ngry

HA-HA!

Posted by Nelson Muntz | July 28, 2008 5:30 PM

they quoted me. i'm famous on the internet *again*.

Posted by grace6697 | July 28, 2008 5:42 PM

idolator is still around? what the hell year is this?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 5:50 PM

i've seen mgmt live (not at the pool)...the album is good but they were pretty mediocre. yeasayer played before them and blew them off the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 6:14 PM

mgmt are at best unremarkable and really closer to average, or mediocre.

not jealous, more floored by the effect of raw publicity, photographing well, and a mildly catchy single on all of you losers.

these guys aren't very good at all, really can you deny that? they are bland pap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 6:28 PM

i think i saw another dead body in the pool at this show. he must have been bored to death.

Posted by derik | July 28, 2008 7:05 PM

All I know is this: Every single time I spin MGMT at my DJ gig, at least three people come up and ask me for a song ID. And 10 more people come over and thank me for playing it.

"Kids" is one of the catchiest songs of the year, hands down. So there.

Posted by maitai | July 28, 2008 7:23 PM

MGMT = the Brooklyn Maroon 5

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 7:54 PM

wow. can someone please tell me that there are still some decent people out there who come to this blog and live in bk who aren't insecure haters? it has to be true...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 8:06 PM

MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly transmogrified into an eclectic, brainy pop group with heavy psychedelic overtones. MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden's freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Posted by Gemstones | July 28, 2008 8:48 PM

MGMT (previously known as The Management) is an American musical group based in Brooklyn, New York consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. Originally with New York-based Cantora Records, they signed on with Columbia Records/Red Ink/Sony in 2006. On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day". On November 14, 2007 Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top 10 "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was recently named 9th in the BBC's Sound of 2008 top 10 poll. Their debut album Oracular Spectacular debuted at number twelve on the UK album chart, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart

Posted by Tanzanite | July 28, 2008 8:55 PM

You were close 7:54, the answer is Vampire Weekend

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:00 PM

Sorry 8:06.

I think they all left after everyone was trying to figure out what time Daft Punk was playing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 9:56 PM

an afternoon with MGMT and Jelly NYC:

LESSONS LEARNED:

1) RULES?
. LINES = FOR SUCKERS
. BEDLEM :-)
2) STRETCH BEFORE DODGEBALL
3) MGMT makes great party music

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:07 PM

"Kids" is catchy, but I betcha the Soulwax remix is going to be absolutely bonkers.

Good thing too, because I'm seeing them next Wednesday (August 6th)...NOW THAT'S A SHOW YOU CAN DANCE TO, KIDS...*$25 at 'The Fillmore'*

Posted by madmang | July 28, 2008 10:43 PM

I am one of the people visible in the above photo of the crowd behind the fence. A few minutes after this pic was taken, my friend handed me a VIP pass through the fence and I got in just in time to watch MGMT. Too bad I was so far away for BMSR, who I actually came to see.

I definitely would have cut in line earlier and walked right in... I just didn't think it was possible... had no idea the security was that bad. I don't think the people waiting on the line had any idea that cutting would be so easy, or they all would have done it. The ridiculous length of the line, which was 9 blocks long when I got there at 2, probably made people think that it was serious and mandatory. All this makes for an interesting case study in crowd psychology. Attention all PhDs...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2008 11:50 PM

Well, i just got home from seeing them in DC and I thought they were fucking awesome. Don't be afraid to like a band Brooklyn

Posted by ARK | July 29, 2008 12:09 AM

wow i got a big feature on idolator, sorry for misspelling "heals", im not a secret street team person, if i was obviously I would have made it inside instead of standing on that line like a fool. I still had a good time. so to answer that one person above me few posts, there are still people here who have fun and are not haters, unlike, and this is just my guess, 3 or 4 people here who CONSTANTLY hate on EVERYTHING.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:43 AM

some of the dudes from Boy Crisis were there. bk Celeb Sighting!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:46 AM

the line at galapagos was only two blocks long when i checked it out around 11. couldn't stay for the show though.

setlist anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 1:02 AM

come on let's keep this thread going forever.
someone must have a booby comment or something

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 9:22 AM

Whoever saw Agyness Deyn, didn't you see Albert Hammond, Jr. with her?

LOVED-UP AGYNESS DEYN TRIES A BOWLED NEW HAIRSTYLE

Her trademark blonde crop became almost as popular as Jennifer Aniston's 'Rachel'.

But after copycats like Pixie Geldof and Kimberly Stewart flocked to look like model Agyness Deyn, 25, she has changed her hairstyle.

Agyness's new style, similar to a bowl cut, sees her sporting a fringe, with Mr Spock finish on the sides.

She debuted the new look during a romantic afternoon in New York with her boyfriend Albert Hammond Jr.

The Strokes guitarist appeared rather taken by the make-over, smothering the model with kisses as they relaxed on a park bench.

The pair have become almost inseparable in recent times, with Albert recently inviting her to share his home while she hunts for a new apartment in New York.

A source said this week: ‘She is close to signing the deeds on a plush loft space in Brooklyn and if the deal goes through, Albert has asked her if she wants to live with him in between moves. It’s very serious.’

Posted by CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS | July 29, 2008 9:28 AM

tits

hit it

rice n beans

iron my underwear

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 9:42 AM

No vowels and all Caps = Cool

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 9:46 AM

Thousands of fans were turned away from a free MGMT show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn yesterday after many queued for several hours to gain entry.

The show was one of the most popular in the free JellyNYC Sunday series of events at the giant empty outdoor swimming pool, which was almost at capacity for openers The Ting Tings whose high- energy performance posed strong competition for the headliners.

Making their way through a short but sweet set, The Ting Tings saved the best for last when they invited a jump rope squad from Brooklyn onstage for ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’.

Despite the forecast heavy storms, the rain and thunder held off for the remainder of the evening with MGMT taking to the stage at 5.45 pm following a set from Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Opening with ‘Of Moons, Birds & Monsters’, MGMT played a rousing set for their hometown crowd, including ‘Time To Pretend’, ‘Pieces Of What’, ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘The Youth’.

The duo drew a star-studded cast to the show, with Kirsten Dunst, Agyness Deyn, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Sean Lennon spotted hanging out.

“This is a great venue, It’s the last summer of shows here, right? It’s sad. In honour of that we’re going to play you a 14-minute song” Ben Goldwasser told the crowd before launching into ‘Metanoia’, followed by final track ‘Kids’.

MGMT played:

‘Of Moons, Birds & Monsters’
‘Weekend Wars’
‘The Youth’
‘Future Reflections’
‘4th Dimensional Transition’
‘Pieces Of What’
‘Electric Feel’
‘The Handshake’
‘Time To Pretend’
‘Metanoia’
‘Kids’

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:09 AM

your mother

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:25 AM

"Either people prematurely shit on this band and their live performance or they won't shut the fuck up about 2 or 3 dance-able songs that they wrote when they were 19 and that aren't representative of the album or sound at all."

i think it's pretty understandable if that's what they market themselves as
they should've just re-released the ep
and kept the lp as the new pshyche act they're doing if they cared about fooling kids wholly

but obvioulsy they don't cuz the masses don't buy albums and care about bands as a whole they buy the three singles they like on itunes and thats that

kind of unfair for people who do buy the albums and are dissapointed when they realize that having the ep was good enough
but we're of the minority so it's ok
man i haven't faced the 3 good song album blues since my days of glass jaw and my chem and one side zero

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:33 AM

is that picture of the crowd from front to back deceptive
cuz i remember i was loitering around a masive area a free open space right when mgmt were queing up to play, or did they just let the line of the crowd bum rush three songs into their set or something
or did the the flood gates open up in the vip area and they swarmed down

i love how someone was like yeah my friend and i cut the line and crashed the vip area
like there was crashing to do, you just walk up the steps and past the porter potties or whatever

man me and my friend are so much cooler cuz we thought our designated vip area was lame and so crashed the lower pool area with the normies

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 10:48 AM

Sweet Jebus, you people are miserable. So glad I didn't go to this show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:16 AM

it really is true that the crowd was HORRIBLE. i've never seen this many *unapologetic* teenage jocks and japs and guidos and all that shit in attendance. have they no shame? can't they at least put something over those clothes?! i think that's why MGMT sucked. they were like 'uh...are these our fans?' almost like when you're on a date with a crazy and you don't want to lead her on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:23 AM

i crashed my bike into a cop's elbow.

Posted by chris | July 29, 2008 11:31 AM

is that why they still do opening act tours and secret shows instead of headline tours
to pretend they're still under ground and give that alt effect
to make up for the fact that the mass of their fans are frats, to their now minority of "tru" alt fans

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:31 AM

^ what?

oh yea, kirsten d is boning 1/4 of MGMT

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 11:33 AM

Dear Clickhere for photos,
Isn't it plagarism when you cut and paste somebody else's article without attribution? Hell, maybe it is even a copyright violation. Nice job.

Posted by Sharkdog | July 29, 2008 11:41 AM

What is a hipster?

Posted by Sharkdog | July 29, 2008 11:44 AM

anon 1133

i'm trying to say that i think mgmt are still trying to give an alt appeal even though they really aren't
atleast on their fanbase and mainstreamness
but their altness was they're only saving grace as a band (besides an ep)
"oooh these guys are weird and alternative"
but now their fans are made up of frat boys that the alt world that mgmt would love to hold on to cringe at
so to appease their alt fan brethren they play tours only as openrs or "secret" weird dismal shows

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:02 PM

garbage!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 12:23 PM

MGMT sounded good, better than I expected, but that black moth nonsense was the worst piece of shit ever. Only the bassist sounded good and tried to entertain. The lead singer literally sat in front of his vocoder with some wannabe vanilla sky mask on.

Posted by David | July 29, 2008 12:40 PM

yeah i must admit they weren't fun when i saw them at other times in small venue spaces
and even at SSS
but i have to disagree for this show
they were really nice to here at this venue
i don't know if it was cuz i knew what was to come next and would need some good psyche music to make up for the large portions of bad psyche during mgmt
that made BMSR sound better
or maybe it was the venue and the ppl i was with
plus theyre so amazing in the summer
they make you feel warmer which was needed after the rain

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 2:13 PM

I went to the park to watch Agyness D and the Stroke guy make out but the line was too long

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 2:24 PM

anyone who talks about hipsters is a tourist and should stay out of williamsburg. people who live in any other borrough: the easiest way to avoid the hipsters you hate so much is to stay out of my neighborhood.

i had a great time at the show. and no, my good time is not cause i'm a trust fund baby with money to burn. it's because i've lived in williamsburg for long enough that i actually have some awesome friends there and am not stupid enough to wait in a three-hour line filled with people who are gonna talk shit about the show hours later on this blog.

Posted by sarita | July 29, 2008 2:31 PM

which dude from mgmt is kirsten dunst wit?

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 2:34 PM

231
THANK YOU!!!!
good lord
my sentiments exactly!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2008 2:48 PM

why. why can't we talk about hipsters? why why why? hipster hipster hipster, there i said it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:29 AM

they were way better when they were called "the management" and played parties. it'll be ok...its not raining anymore, go outside!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2008 8:40 PM

Islam is a religion of peace

Islam is a religion of peace
Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 23, 2011 6:14 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by كازنوفا | March 2, 2011 4:48 PM

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