Posted in music | pictures on November 5, 2008

words & photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

The Blue Album Group

Last night, election night, I made my way to The Bell House in Park Slope/Gowaus for what was sure to be a nervously excited crowd counting down the minutes until the new president was announced. I've only been to The Bell House once, but I can't imagine that the new venue has ever been more packed than it was last night. People came out in masse for the election coverage - so much so that they even turned people away at the door. I think I heard 500 people. Watching an election in a large group of like-minded individuals like that was truly overwhelming - especially when they announced Virginia and a bunch of people jumped on stage and gave everyone a beer shower.

The Blue Album Group

After Obama gave his acceptance speech, things didn't calm down. Host Eugene Mirman said a few words congratulating our first "half-white president," and introduced The Blue Album Group, who rocked out, pretty much note for note, Weezer's Blue Album. Though a lot of people went home, those that were left drunkenly danced and celebrated. After the last note of "Only in Dreams" rang out, I grabbed a quesadilla from the Red Hook soccer field vendors - another big draw of the evening. It was delicious.

More pictures below...

The Blue Album Group

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Eugene Mirman videos the crowd celebration on his Blackberry...

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Comments (20)

These are not the ones we've been waiting for.

Posted by Yikes Almighty | November 5, 2008 2:23 PM

FUCK YES

Posted by doorknobs | November 5, 2008 2:25 PM

Fuck yes that was so much fun!!

Posted by HeatherD | November 5, 2008 2:30 PM

ezra, mark, keith!!! omg!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Dina | November 5, 2008 2:30 PM

best night

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 2:35 PM

best night ever.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 2:38 PM

hi ezra!

Posted by kate | November 5, 2008 2:38 PM

pretty rad dudes.

Posted by Damian | November 5, 2008 2:48 PM

hi kate!

Posted by ezra | November 5, 2008 2:56 PM

so proud to say i was there when yes we did!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 2:59 PM

Ezra rocks! Obama too

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 3:02 PM

legendary party @ BH

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 3:07 PM

What a great night! Sorry I missed the band, but I had more Brooklyn Bar hopping to do! I hope Mitch survived the free drinks give out!

Posted by Abigail | November 5, 2008 5:04 PM

Who is that fat chick on stage in the first picture?

Posted by Muffin Top | November 5, 2008 6:14 PM

She looks like she gets around.

Posted by Larry | November 5, 2008 6:15 PM

i love my lab mates! every one give bj some love, he's 30 and still a virgin

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2008 6:41 PM

Ez freaking rules. What a rock star. So sad I wasn't there!

Posted by liz | November 5, 2008 9:06 PM

The Bell House rocked all night! Everyone was so awesome to be with on this monumental Election Day! Brooklyn is the best town in the world-wouldn't have been anywhere else.
Check myspace.com/kmkuder in a few days for video from the Bell House party.

Posted by Karen | November 5, 2008 10:31 PM

EZRA!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!?!??!?!?!?


Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2008 11:47 PM

anyone know where video from that night can be seen?

Posted by trevor | January 4, 2009 4:04 PM

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