Posted in music | pictures on February 5, 2009

photos by Lori Baily

Dan Deacon

Vivian Girls were the last-minute/secret early-opener. More pictures from Friday night's show below...

USAISAMONSTER...

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

Future Islands...

Future Islands

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Future Islands

Dan Deacon

These Are Powers...

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

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These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

Double Dagger...

Double Dagger

Double Dagger

Double Dagger

Woods...

Woods

Woods

Woods

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon...

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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Comments (67)

Wow this looks like a very crowded event! Double Dagger and Woods are really sick though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 7:24 PM

WHITE PARTY!!!!!!!!!! bottom picture 100% white

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 7:42 PM

Dark jackets and scarves, ya'll, dark jackets and scarves.

Word life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 7:47 PM

"WHITE PARTY!!!!!!!!!! bottom picture 100% white"

racist

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 7:57 PM

hey it's heath ledger

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 7:59 PM

am i the only one that laughed really hard at the guy in the yellow shirt looking at the camera in the bottom picture?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:00 PM

Dan Diet!

Posted by aNOnymous | February 5, 2009 8:04 PM

I'd like to say I'm really sorry to the guy in the yellow shirt b/c he's probably still kinda blind from my flash. I tried to shoot when people weren't looking but he was unlucky...

Posted by Lori | February 5, 2009 8:05 PM

kudos to the photographer. i love crowd shots and wish more of these posts had more crowd shots. it really gives you the feel of what it was like to be there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:13 PM

Dan Deacon hearts Bird Names!
http://www.myspace.com/birdnames

Posted by birdgames | February 5, 2009 8:17 PM

annoying rich hipster kids. your parents pay your tuition and beer allowance so you can hang out and be cool and listen to shite music that is hip for hipsters sake.

Posted by PoorWorkingClassBloke | February 5, 2009 8:28 PM

haters to the left. this was a packed house with great energy. all the bands brought the goods, even the ones i wasnt particularly into.

Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:31 PM

There were some really awful awful people in that crowd. Not everyone,but some.

And yes....it was REALLY crowded.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:32 PM

yes, peopel's parents paid THREE DOLLARS to get rich kids into this show

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:39 PM

people were booing these are powers around where i was and even though i like dan deacon i HATED dan deacon fans at that moment.

Posted by anon | February 5, 2009 8:39 PM

dan deacon punched my mom

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:44 PM

how many boners can dan deacon fit up his bum, and still perform?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:46 PM

"annoying rich hipster kids"

bitter

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:52 PM

this show reminds me of why raves were probably a helluva fucking exciting time when they first started

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:07 PM

"WHITE PARTY!!!!!!!!!! bottom picture 100% white"

This wasn't no "Blipster" party man

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:10 PM

american middle class culture is largely white.

so what

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:13 PM

The show was $3. Feel free to start the gentrification argument in the next Todd P. thread.

USAISAMONSTER and Future Islands KILLLLLED it you guys. Dan was great as always, looking forward to whatever happens @ Danbro in February.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:28 PM

i found waldo. or no, that guy just looks like waldo. that's why i hate these damn where's waldo books!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:35 PM

vibes were pretty positive. I don't think you can gather 1500-2000 drunk people in a room without some stinkers, but everybody seemed to be in pretty happy spirits to me

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:41 PM

woods
USAISAMONSTER
future islands

these bands stole the show.

the othres wre great too, but this show might have rocketed the three above to superstar status. they were terrific.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 9:55 PM

dan deacon donkey-punched my mom

There, fixed.

Posted by Mr. Fixit | February 5, 2009 10:37 PM

i had a great time at this show despite not being any kind of dan deacon fan. double dagger are a rad mix of unwound and shotmaker..big ups

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 10:40 PM

Now that you pointed it out: I laughed really hard at the guy in the yellow shirt looking at the camera in the bottom picture.

These are great pics -- lots of crowd shots. Good work. It looked like a really fun night. Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 10:50 PM

show was in legendary territory

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 10:53 PM

People were booing these are Powers, cause in the back no one could here em... the other sets were killer, as much as I love Deacon he by far was not the best set of the night, regardless he put on a killer set at 2am! epic night!

Posted by Michael G | February 5, 2009 11:31 PM

so who won? nyc or baltimore?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:35 AM

THIS is what it really felt like to be there:

http://suckapants.com/2009/02/hide-me-like-your-dirty-little-secret.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 2:57 AM

what these pictures don't even get across is that there was a whole nother room adjacent to this one, almost equally packed, and like 2/3rds the same size.

this show was HUGE

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:28 AM

FIRE TRAP?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 8:15 AM

dan deacon's songs sound like a crazy person mumbling to sesame street instrumentals

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 8:44 AM

what a mess

Posted by d | February 6, 2009 9:03 AM

WOODS. Best band in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:21 AM

legendary? epic?

looks more like a frat party for college students who think they're too cool for frat parties

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:23 AM

seemed like a lot of underagers there. :/

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:32 AM

so it looks like a party?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:32 AM

people were booing USAISAMONSTER and about a third left during Dan's set, what can you do?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:03 AM

people were booing USAISAMONSTER and about a third left during Dan's set, what can you do?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:19 AM

Anon 2:57: Great pictures!

Anon 8:15: Mom??

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:27 AM

Next time get Great White to play.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:38 AM

haters can say all they want but this show was unbelievable

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 11:25 AM

i used to go see Future Islands when they lived in north carolina.

great show

Posted by nick | February 6, 2009 11:58 AM

i used to go see Future Islands when they lived in north carolina.

great show

Posted by nick | February 6, 2009 12:02 PM

8:15 sez "FIRE TRAP?"

I love the schmucks who criticize amazing shows that they themselves didn't have the brains to attend. And then there are the pricks like 8:15 who just shoot off scare tactics in defense of their own insecurity at having missed this mega-show.

For your information, the event took place in a huge concrete warehouse/garage with 50 foot ceiings. Everything was meticulously up to spec.

Additionally, there were literally NO flammable materials in the entire place, except for the staff-constructed stage -- which was set off in one corner. There were four exits in the back room, and about 8 in the main room. Of the estimated crowd of 2000 people, there was not one single reported injury of any kind. The only injuries that resulted from this event were the bruised egos of the idiots who were too stupid to actually, you know, go to it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:19 PM

"am i the only one that laughed really hard at the guy in the yellow shirt looking at the camera in the bottom picture?"

I laughed too. And also at the Asian dude in the blue hoody in the picture 16th from the bottom.

Sorry I missed this!

Posted by Big Perm | February 6, 2009 12:36 PM

Why begrudge peeps with $? Even if they have everything paid for? Who cares, really? Jealously will keep you poor.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:38 PM

thanks for the props 12:19, I appreciate the support but really my M.O. is to just let people say what they are going to say.

this was an underground show. the building is raw, there is, truth be told, a certain element of unlicensed craziness, but this particular building does have sprinklers, and emergency lighting, and fire extinguishers, and it had several exits.

don't know what else I can tell anyone to allay their fears, or their general shittalking negativity. In general, it seems like most people at the show and here had a great time.

Everything anyone does has inherent risks, but the risks at this event were as minimised as they could be. So far as I know, noone was forced to attend and put themselves at any risk at all.

Posted by Todd P | February 6, 2009 12:39 PM

These are tools

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:50 PM

"dan deacon's songs sound like a crazy person mumbling to sesame street instrumentals"

Guess you should have thought of it first

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:55 PM

had a great time

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 1:35 PM

wish i was there, looks amazing. will there be shows at this space?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 1:45 PM

anyone have videos? curious as to how it really looked and sounded.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 1:50 PM

this gets across what it really felt like:

http://everydayilive.com/bands/brooklynvsbmore/

there are lots of videos here:

http://youtube.com/profile?user=LEVORAS&view=videos&query=1896

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 3:10 PM

"So far as I know, noone was forced to attend and put themselves at any risk at all."

I think Great White tried that as a defense, to no avail.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:00 PM

Daaaaam! What happen to Dan Deacon? Brother looks a little swollen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:50 PM

fuck all these white rich motherfuckers!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 10:18 PM

theres always one person on these threads that takes serious offense to the suggestion of a fire hazard...cool out dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 11:26 PM

to that one fire obsessed dude: this was a brick building with no flammables to speak of, it was probably the most fireproof, safe venue of any venue in NYC. relax already.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2009 12:55 PM

the world had got bigger problems than fire hazards. really, who cares?

so every 15 years or so there's a tragedy. 90% of the time those tragedies are at places that have all the safety shit they're supposed to have, but terrible things happen anyway.

I'd rather live in a world where interesting things are able to happen easily, than in an overegulated, nanny state one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2009 4:12 PM

10:18. of all the shows written up here, this is the one you think is too "white" and "rich"?

Are you seriously claiming that Todd P's crowds are less diverse than all the fucking sacharine indie pop most people lose their shit over around here?

You've got uninformed opinions, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2009 4:42 PM

it's pale yellow at its yellowest

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | February 9, 2009 10:29 AM

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