Posted in music | video on August 9, 2008

88 Boadrum, Brooklyn, NY - 8/8/8 (tmk)
Boadrum

A list of the drummers can be found HERE. It happened in LA too.

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Comments (61)

This was so beautiful. Who was the guy who trashed his kit?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:56 AM

what a great night. No problems getting in, beer lines were short, sightlines were good, and I'm wearing my free shirt now.

Sound and lighting was perfect.

I hope jellynyc was there taking notes.

Great show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:58 AM

Jelly NYC probably had very good notes as they put this show on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:59 AM

beautiful event, boredoms in person or not. moving music. the free boadrum ponchos and screenprinting were icing. not to be a hippy but the vibe was just really friendly and happy here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:59 AM

11:59: shows how much I know. You win this time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:03 PM

I looked around to see if either Panda Bear or Geologist was there and am pretty sure they were absent. Anyone know if they were there last night?

Was a great show regardless

Posted by Xavier Hickenlooper | August 9, 2008 12:06 PM

really??? that lady who did the vocals totally ruined the show for me!! her voice was horrendous. the drumming was cool but that woman needed to turn her mic off. sorry!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:13 PM

11:56:

Matt Heyner.

Although the kit was actually fine in the end. It was more of an extremely enthusiastic rearrangement.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:21 PM

the Ghost of Keith Moon gave it a pretty good review

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:23 PM

anyone have an extra L shirt, they ran out :(

Posted by Michael | August 9, 2008 12:25 PM

gang gang dance ruined the show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:42 PM

WHAT A NIGHT

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 12:57 PM

beautiful setting. unfortunately, one terrible band with a loud pa can completely drown out all the amazing sounds that 88 drum kits make.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 1:04 PM

very organized and pleasant event. but it was musically disappointing. they weren't Boredoms after all...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 1:05 PM

Poll: Who likes Gang Gang Dance?

Posted by Josh Brown | August 9, 2008 1:10 PM

gang gang dance with mikes off=BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!
gang gang dance with mikes on=complete poo

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 1:13 PM

no wait for the guest list, perfect weather, decent sightlines, fun crowd...good time.

i think i preferred watching it from the brooklyn bridge last year but it was a well run and fun event.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 1:19 PM

Pro: much better organized this year, arrived at 7:45, waited in line for only 10-15 minutes.

Con: musical potential of 88 live drummers was somewhat squandered compared to the orchestration by boredoms last year.

Result: not as epic :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 2:19 PM

gang gang dance wasn't just charismatic enough to lead this whole event in my opinon. I wonder why they were picked...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 2:36 PM

the olympics opening ceremony had 2008 drummers

Posted by the olympics | August 9, 2008 2:52 PM

gang gang dance did overplay the drummers in some parts especially with the 80s synth but overall it was a beautiful sound & unique experience

Posted by kinetic | August 9, 2008 3:23 PM

This is nothin, check out the 2008 drummers at the olympic opening ceremony.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 3:28 PM

WHY GANG GANG DANCE?
WITH SO MANY BANDS FAR MORE RELEVANT LIKE LIARS OUT THERE?

Posted by Sebior | August 9, 2008 3:32 PM

The show was wonderful. Comparing it to the 77 or any Boredoms show for that matter is unfair, but they didn't try to be the Boredoms, and that was nice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 3:48 PM

totally agree with 3:48

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 3:53 PM

loved loved more more do more drums drums

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 4:05 PM

didnt even try to go after the hassle of trying to get in last year. I stood on the bridge, this time there was no vantange points... oh well.. youtube, i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 4:14 PM

I was disappointed with the 88BoaDrum. There was too much synth and not enough drumming. The 77BoaDrum was much better. I hope they don't have another.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 4:50 PM

also agree with 3:48.

GGD presented a completely different (and more diverse) set of ideas. it doesn't make a lot of sense to compare directly to the boredoms last year. while some ideas didn't work out perfectly, others - see the 30 minutes of minimal techno, disco, etc. - were truly spectacular.

overall, it really was a phenomenal night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 5:01 PM

fun time - but the drummers were very much secondary to the gang gang dance troupe. any time the synth was on the drummers were mostly inaudible. GGD were the primary focus - which is notably different from last year when the sound was the drummers, with accents and orchestration coming from the boredoms guy. both good - but i think making the drummers the focus, and not some dance-rock excess extravaganza, is the true spirit and where the true value is for a show like this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 5:09 PM

the altamont of dance rock. Obviously there were no riots or deaths, just the symbolic excess of some inconsequential half live techno band summoning 86 drummers to back up and get drowned out by their 2 mic'd drummers and other self important band members is a signal that the apex of excess has arrived for this genre. End of an era. Thanks for everything dancerockhipsters. next up - ska-rock-funk-jazz renaissance. woohoo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 5:18 PM

"The show was wonderful. Comparing it to the 77 or any Boredoms show for that matter is unfair, but they didn't try to be the Boredoms, and that was nice."

If they weren't trying to be the Boredoms, why didn't they call it 88GangGangDanceDrum?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 5:26 PM

it did mostly seem like an overblown gang gang dance show, but i think some parts of it were still very succesful. any reviews of the west coast counterpart?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 6:18 PM

this was the best show i have seen in years.

hands down.

it was an experiment. so moments worked better
than others but overall it kicked major ass.

especially the first half.

fuck the haters!

gang gang dance forever!

Posted by assface | August 9, 2008 6:21 PM

next year:

i got 99 drummers but a _____ ain't one?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 7:03 PM

I brought my own drum making it 89. Sorry.

Posted by MF McNutt | August 9, 2008 7:10 PM

los angeles was unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 9:23 PM

"los angeles was unbelievable."

fuck yeah, especially in 1981 when motley crue were roaming the streets... ah those were the days

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:16 PM

I can't believe I missed the Olympic opening ceremonies for this Gang Gang Dance shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

p.s. That lady sounded like she was trying to be an asian woman interpreting a Native American folk song. YOU AIN'T ASIAN BITCH, SHUT UP.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2008 11:24 PM

I have to say, I was worried when I heard their name announced, but Gang Gang Dance really stepped it up. Such a beautiful, composed piece compared to the more raw Boredoms stuff. Heavenly.

Posted by bro dome | August 10, 2008 12:28 AM

Awesome night, posted some more photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamsandwich

Posted by dave | August 10, 2008 5:14 AM

Did anyone notice the lady drummer with a denim vest who seemed less than enthused to be playing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 7:47 AM

i looooooooooooooooooooove gang gang dance! wish i could have been there! i really dig her voice,too. try 'god's money' if you have never gave them the chance..................truly great band

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 8:35 AM


wanted to go but all the tickets were gone by time I tried to get a hold of them.. gang gang dance is spectacular in their own unique way and i'm sure it was a beautiful event..


Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:42 AM

Although the synth stuff was too loud, at least sitting very close to all the drummers, the effect of 88 drummers was most definitely still present. Even if there is a mic'd band in the center that is louder than everything else (yeah, it basically sounded like one huge ass Gang Gang Dance show) having EIGHTY-EIGHT PEOPLE drumming at the same time still maintains a pretty significant impact. If it had just been those four up on stage playing those beats it would not have been anywhere near as good as it was, although I'll admit it got pretty fucking ridiculous when that drum machine came in. Like at least be a little less shameless if you want to ignore the 86 people around you that are supposed to be participating.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:50 AM

in a way, the only problem was that the PA was too good -- I don't blame GGD, I just think the soundsystem overpowered the drummers.

still, 3:48 has it right. GGD held it down precisely because they came off as kindred spirits TO Boredoms, not as trying to BE Boredoms.

77 was an experience. 88 was a tight show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:52 AM

so sad that so many people nitpick. think of it as a whole. snobbery be damned. foolish words from jaded blogheads. see things as not compartmentalized. see the scope. sad sad sad.

Posted by peyote | August 10, 2008 12:59 PM

you have to consider the fact that there were 88 drummers and not 88 drum monitors, there is a reason drummers get monitors on stage at shows, so with all the drummers complaining about not hearing GGD at soundcheck, the FOH acted as a monitor for the drummers in addition to the sound for the audience. It a compromise especially in an outdoor situation. It was a free show and a damn good one. stop complaining especially if you dont know what yr talking about.

Posted by sayso | August 10, 2008 1:48 PM

agree with 11:52 about the PA. and 12:59, i understand but this is better posting than usual on bv. people are actually talking about the music & experience. half of these posts critiqued the performance and had a positive comment about the overall event.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 2:11 PM

it was definitely fun to watch 86 drummers play along with GGD. But if you are going to mic 2 drummers, include big synth, and a drum machine, the 86 other drummers are mostly going to be there for the visual effect. But still worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 4:33 PM

fuck yeah and williamsburg is cool now with your bullshit ass dance bands. 2008's motley crues

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 4:51 PM

how dare you compare these asswipes to the mighty crue?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:07 PM

yr all a bunch of skeezy tight jean wearing "i am to cool to like anything" cumquats.

granted ggd was loud.. still was an otherwordly experience.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 4:12 AM

77 drum was killer. 88 drum was cool, but not nearly as mind melting. musically it was a fucking RAVE. there were some badass moments, but the drummers being drowned out by GGD is true. overall musically was not nearly as attention grabbing as last year.

better organized and run, but perhaps that was because the space was bigger, they let in 1/3 as many people as last year, and they had a year to improve on it.

77 Drum: 10 / 10
88 Drum: 6 / 10

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 10:46 AM

i debating going, but i didn't want to risk tainting the magical memory of 77. don't watch the crow II ya know?

Posted by annie momus | August 11, 2008 1:38 PM

it wasn't advertised as 77Boadrum 2, why would you expect this?

similar in concept but different in execution and experience

i had a great time and people seemed to be enjoying the event

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:57 PM

quote from above-Did anyone notice the lady drummer with a denim vest who seemed less than enthused to be playing?

yep. sittin next to her. frustrating. wanted to push her over and run away with it. wanted it.

Great night. above someone said 77 was a great experience 88 a tite show. Word. GGD!

Posted by paristheatre | August 13, 2008 6:53 PM

pardon. tight show AND an INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.

Posted by paristheatre | August 13, 2008 6:55 PM

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