Posted in music | pictures on November 19, 2008

photos by Zach Stern

"IS GIRLTALK MAINSTREAM?"
Girl Talk

"Girl Talk @ Terminal 5 was a blast. I was one of the lucky people to attend his sold out show... and despite all the underage boobies, the horrible opening bands, and girl talk's pretentiousness, the show itself was off the chain. Say what you want about him - but the dude knows music and played a lot of amazing shit." [killalipstick]
Girl Talk finished his three night, sold-out run at Terminal 5 in NYC last night (Tuesday, November 18, 2008). Each night had two different openers. Tuesday's openers were Prefuse 73, and Bad Brilliance who is a performance (hip hop?) artist that brought Andrew WK out on stage with him. Bad Brilliance wears a big ball on/over his head that says Bad Brilliance on it. He wears the same costume when he goes out (to Andrew WK's club Santos Party House for instance).

TUESDAY NIGHT @ TERMINAL 5
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Saturday night's openers were The DEATHSET and CX KiDTRONiK. We did't have a photographer there. Sunday night was Hearts of Darknesses & Grand Buffet. Those pictures are HERE. More pictures from Tuesday night's show, below...

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This weekend Girl Talk is performing at Harvard's H-Y Pep Rally...

This year's rally, which will feature performances by the Kroks and the BMF steppers, is attracting a good deal of buzz due to the billing of DJ Girl Talk. Known for his elaborate and eclectic mash-ups, Girl Talk performs entire sets using a laptop and headphones. Alternately adored and scorned, Girl Talk, in his reliance on technology and pre-existing musical works, raises interesting questions about just what art is and where it is going. Is it art if you don't write the music yourself? What if you come up with some really fancy beat-work? Is it performance if it really only includes a guy playing with his laptop (albeit one covered in saran wrap as protection from an adoring, and sweaty, public)? Is Girl Talk to music or to DJ-ing what computer design is to painting? What does that say about these fields, and our conceptions of artwork? Is he, as some say, the future of the music industry, or a hallmark of its demise?
Pictures from Sunday night HERE.

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Comments (85)

So pissed I didn't go...

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:17 AM

If this is the demise of the music industry, it can't get a better bon voyage party.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:24 AM

that was a lot of upskirt shots for bv concert pic posting. i cant tell if im turned on or pissed.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:24 AM

Yeah the upskirt photos are shit. Not cool.

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 11:26 AM

what a crazy night...yes!!

Posted by Pedro | November 19, 2008 11:29 AM

he's a pc

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:31 AM

Those are not upskirts you morons. If you were at the show, you would know that girl was wearing NO PANTS.

Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:33 AM

As a participant in the above, I can attest to the public nature of the girl in black's underwear at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:35 AM

those look like cooch shots. It that girl even 18?

Posted by wembley | November 19, 2008 11:39 AM

listen, if she didn't want to show off her crotch, she wouldn't be up there

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:41 AM

That looks like an orange wristband on her arm, so I am going to assume she is over 21.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:42 AM

wembley, quit being a lame-o and nail that underage slut.

Posted by pop that choochie | November 19, 2008 11:43 AM

Being at this show, I can attest, that those girls were not in fact wearing pants. hard to not get their undies in the shot, which for me was reason enough to find better things to take pictures of. but its no fault of the photog that the kids look like jailbait.

Posted by ryan | November 19, 2008 11:44 AM

that's not cool, man.

Posted by wembley | November 19, 2008 11:46 AM

the human race has jumped the shark

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:49 AM

Now I'm pissed I didn't go - love those dirty hos!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:51 AM

lame

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

"the human race has jumped the shark"

Couldn't agree more. We're doomed.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 11:55 AM

what Angelina did was so uncool.

Posted by J.A. | November 19, 2008 11:59 AM

Who'd a thunk a mash-up DJ could sell out three nights at a glorified dance club? Oh, wait...

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:07 PM

If every single girl in the photos consented, while sober, to having her upskirt photo on the internet I'd have no issue with it.

There appear to be plenty of classier shots from the show the photographer could've used. The upskirt photos did not need to be posted.

I don't think it should be assumed that because a girl wears no pants or a short skirt that she wants flash photos of her crotch all over the internet.

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 12:07 PM

^----Oh shut the fuck up you fucking idiot, Lori. If you get on a fucking STAGE with no pants on... with photographers EVERYWHERE... that's what happens. Just shut the fuck up already.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:10 PM

nothing wrong with vag shots at all. lori - you're a debbie-downer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:12 PM

Not having been at the show I can neither confirm nor deny the fact that the girl in black was not wearing pants.

I can, however, confirm that I was not wearing pants. Nor am I right now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:15 PM

One of the greatest parts of BrooklynVegan are ho pictures. Love 'em!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:15 PM

Girl in flannel shirt in the 37th photo...you were honestly the worst!!! Your friends were really nice and had to apologize for your stupid behavior, we all don't care how big a Girl Talk fan you are, but you try to cut the line to get on stage and say you deserve it...what the fuck? The security should of let you been trampled...idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:18 PM

"There appear to be plenty of classier shots from the show the photographer could've used. The upskirt photos did not need to be posted."

You make the unfortunate assumption that shots are used based on their classiness. Some of us want to see sleazy pics of female crotches - duh?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:19 PM

yes, that girl was clearly not wearing pants and i saw that from all the way on the back balcony. she was all about being up front on stage and loving all that attention. i would have preferred not to see those thick legs, even from all the way in the back. eww.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:20 PM

To sweaty underarm/solar plexus lady ... wanna do laundry together tonight? I'll bring the bleach.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:23 PM

brooklynvagina?

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

why's that dude checking his email the whole show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:42 PM

Am I the only one who thinks there could have been more skin shots?

I mean, if you're going out like that, you obviously aren't trying to hide anything.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:43 PM

How was prefuse?
His records are great, the shows a gamble.
Just curious on how he was.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:50 PM

How was Bad Brilliance??

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 12:52 PM

the blonde girl in the 42nd photo is pretty hot. (the picture w/ the TP gun)

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:01 PM

horrible in regards to opening bands is an understatement

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:01 PM

What were all those kids doing up on a school night?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:03 PM

The e-mail joke made more sense in the other day's Girl Talk thread, Anon@12:42pm.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:04 PM

If i wanted to watch a coked-up nerd jump up around while on his laptop to noise in room with pant-less underage girls and tons of toilet paper I'd hang out with my ex-boyfriend. Thanks, but no thanks.

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

"^----Oh shut the fuck up you fucking idiot, Lori. If you get on a fucking STAGE with no pants on... with photographers EVERYWHERE... that's what happens. Just shut the fuck up already."

oh waaaaahhhh.

Suck it.

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 1:16 PM

@Anon1:05 - Nice reprise and props for the effort, but not as funny as yesterday's Crystal Castles ex-cokehead girlfriend joke.

Posted by blackhat | November 19, 2008 1:18 PM

A packed Terminal 5 with shirtless dudes and busted chicks. Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:19 PM

To the longhaired beauty sticking her index finger into a power outlet in the 98th picture, is the other lass in the photo karate chopping you in the neck?

MEOW

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:19 PM

deer fucking lord dance culture is STUPID!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:24 PM

at least there weren't too many attention whores there. ha.

love,
girl-tard.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:25 PM

who the fuck cares if girl talk is mainstream? they're cool as hell! that girl is an idiot for wearing that shirt, stupid outfit in general.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:28 PM

cleveland indians wtf

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:38 PM

i think that cleveland indians chick is retarded. not that everyone else in those pics isn't....

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:39 PM

First of all, complaining that the selection of pix of the crowd at a Girl Talk show at Terminal 5 are not "classy" enough is just hilarious.

If a pic of a young woman dancing in her panties is offensive to you, I'm sorry you're such a prude. Those pix are not obscene by any stretch of the imagination. But hey, there are people in this country who wanted Annie Lebovitz thrown in jail for taking a pic of Miley Cyrus' bare back.

And if you're shocked that bv posts pix like that, I suppose you have never noticed that bv provides a selection of "porn" links.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 1:39 PM

Personal secret: Time your punani raiding (fucking) just right so that rigor mortis sets in simultaneously, and the punani will constrict so that the (somewhat minuscule) trouser snake (TS) will finally feel of appropriate size for the dead victim lady’s carnal cavity (Note however that this is difficult to accomplish within the 2 second time span of TS excitement).

Posted by Updabutt Norubba | November 19, 2008 1:47 PM

i⋅ro⋅ny
1   /ˈaɪrəni, ˈaɪər-/ [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]
–noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

Posted by Dr. Dictionary | November 19, 2008 1:49 PM

Not shocked. Not offended. Just stating my opinion like I always do.

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 2:08 PM

This looks like the worst possible place to be. Possibly ever.

I am now officially olde and boring.

Posted by olde | November 19, 2008 2:12 PM

"Not shocked. Not offended. Just stating my opinion like I always do."

You should stop doing things you always do, cuz you're no fun at all.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 2:19 PM

Dear Anonymous,

I'm a barrel of fuckin monkeys. You can suck it, too!

Love,
Lori

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 2:25 PM

Stay classy, Lori!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 2:30 PM

Dan Deacon what!

Posted by d.paul | November 19, 2008 2:31 PM

What do you want us to suck exactly? Your saggy meat flaps?

Posted by Cecil "forced penetration" Jones | November 19, 2008 2:33 PM

Class = addressing an insult with care and signing it with love.

smooches!

Posted by Lori | November 19, 2008 2:39 PM

Prefuse 73 was awesome! and unlike Girl Talk they were actually playing the music not just switching from beat to beat.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 2:55 PM

so if i bring my laptop to t5 and play girl talks album underage girls will take off their pants and dance around me?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 3:11 PM

Just comb the local high schools blasting Girl Talk in your Rape Van and tell all the underage girls it attracts to jump in. Then just take them back to your Horny Hut and you are in business. No need to go through the T5 routine.

Posted by Christobell "High School Raper" Malone | November 19, 2008 3:15 PM

I dig Lori's pep.

Posted by mp77 | November 19, 2008 3:27 PM

people have a problem with this but not american apparel ads?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 3:36 PM

Im not wearing any pants writing this comment.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 3:49 PM

did bv delete the offensive photos?

because i dont see any offensive ones, please point them out

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 4:11 PM

Lori - You suck with class.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 4:39 PM

All y'all who insist that this kind of entertainment is bullshit or over, or that it's anything other than a Fuggin' good time: FUCK YOU. You have made going to shows a real drag for the past 15 years I have been seeing music in NYC. You stood there and stroked your chin at every rock show when everyone should have had hands up and heads bobbing. You are a fucking BORE. Please Stay Home Forever. Stop killing NYC.

Posted by Dazz | November 19, 2008 7:08 PM

yeah Lori! you're awesome!

but I don't mind the crotch shots, so, you know, shut the fuck up.

(did i do it right?)

Posted by dan | November 19, 2008 7:11 PM

Hey, so, I was at the show on Tuesday, and I know hipsters are just utterly famous for their smug sense of superiority, but will you chill the fuck out? First of all, woah, kids at a show, what a shock, kids these days, going to shows, this was waaaay past their bed time. I mean, only me and my awesome hipster friends can go to shows! Secondly, who the hell cares what someone was or wasn't wearing at a dance party? It's a fucking dance party, have some fun, and stop pretending like you're oh-so-shocked by a pair of panties on a girl that could potentially be underage. Thirdly, just because he's not playing anything live doesn't make it any less of a fun show. You can have fun criticizing his artistic talent, I'll be dancing with the sweaty half-naked hipster chick to fun music.

Seriously, it's just music, you are not a beautiful or unique snowflake, you're not better than someone because they like Girl Talk, I'm sure you like some emo douchebag whining into a microphone with an acoustic guitar who has just as much talent as Girl Talk at actually playing music. Can't we just fucking chill out and dance?

Posted by David | November 19, 2008 9:19 PM

Ugh, look at all the trust fund hipsters. Anyone wearing American Apparel anything in public, especially tights and lame pants, deserves to be gang-mugged by the people that used to live in Brooklyn before these turds ruined it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 9:48 PM

Front Page on NYT:

"His main physical challenge was getting to his laptop, reading the screen and hitting the right keys amid the crowd of dancing, shouting fans, some of whom were eager to massage him as he worked."

Not a bad gig.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/arts/music/20girl.html?hp

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 10:08 PM

^can i wear american apparel in private, at home, or in an exclusive non-public setting? how about while im being a cyber bully and engaging in internet attacks in my authentic brooklyn apt?
actually im from the bronx, where american appy hipsters will never dare to venture

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 10:09 PM

sweaty underage fat chicks in American Apparel smelling like a thousand dead hotdogs..i feel so depressed for missing this..the pain is unbearable

Posted by bozaksRnutz | November 19, 2008 10:56 PM

I laughed so hard at the girls groping and mopping his hair. Starfuckers?

Posted by Brittany | November 20, 2008 12:34 AM

im'ing while doing a gig, totaaly awesome.

I like this party people vs hardcore 30s/40 y. olds dichotomy that is developing here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2008 9:18 AM

Keri - "I can't believe we're going dancing."
"You don't go that often?"
Jerry - "No, because it's so stupid."
- from Seinfeld, "The Reverse Peephole" episode

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2008 10:11 AM

Suck, kill yourself after turning 25, there is nothing to look forward to.

Posted by Old People | November 20, 2008 10:14 AM

..except preying on under 25 yr olds.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2008 10:36 AM

anyone have more pics from the tues show?

Posted by brian | November 20, 2008 2:55 PM

Wow

This guy has come a long way in 5 years
quite impressive

Maybe the kids are alright

though

Things only get better the more you age

Remember

Its Okay to Grow Up
Just Don't Grow Old

Posted by Roark | November 20, 2008 3:51 PM

die

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2008 5:59 PM

What's with all the fat chicks?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2009 5:22 AM

All y'all who insist that this kind of entertainment is bullshit or over, or that it's anything other than a Fuggin' good time: FUCK YOU. You have made going to shows a real drag for the past 15 years I have been seeing music in NYC. You stood there and stroked your chin at every rock show when everyone should have had hands up and heads bobbing. You are a fucking BORE. Please Stay Home Forever. Stop killing NYC.

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