Posted in music | pictures on July 13, 2009

photos by Bao Nguyen

"that guy from fucked up is fucking hot" - nicholas

Fucked Up
Jemina Pearl

On Sunday afternoon, the young and not-so-young of indie Brooklyn convened along the Williamsburg waterfront for the first of this summer's relocated Pool Parties concerts. For the last three years the shows were the miracle of McCarren Park Pool, turning a civic ruin each weekend into an instant oasis of loud -- loud music, loud fashion, loud shouts from the dodgeball court. But with McCarren booked for a $50 million renovation, the Pool Parties were moved to East River State Park, a seven-acre chunk of grass and concrete flanked by luxury condo buildings. (Kind of like McCarren, actually.) Would they still have the magic?

For the 6,000 or more who came out on Sunday for Mission of Burma, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl and a certain hardcore band from Toronto led by a big bear named Pink Eyes, the prevailing feeling about the new space seemed to be positive. But opinion was divided along two lines: those who considered its view and riverside breeze a delicious improvement, and those who found it nice but lacking the character of McCarren.

"I like this much better," said Sacha Chernoff, a teacher who lives in Carroll Gardens. "The water, the view -- it's beautiful." [NY Times]

The NY Times is not allowed to say "Fucked Up".
crowded: yes
lines to get in: no
separate area for booze: yes
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Videos, reviews, and setlists from Sunday's show are HERE. The entire summer Pool Party schedule is HERE. The Mission of Burma pics (and info on a new album) are HERE. The rest of the pictures are below...

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Videos, reviews, and setlists from Sunday's show are HERE. The entire summer Pool Party schedule is HERE. The Mission of Burma pics (and info on a new album) are HERE.

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Comments (45)

hairy back = not singing along.

That's just the way I feel.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 12:55 PM

So great to have Bao back!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 12:57 PM

where are all the beautiful ladies?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:02 PM

my god that is a slick photo pool. who took these?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:03 PM

weirdly vacuous vibe

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:12 PM

was it fun? looks kinda awkward

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:15 PM

LSD

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:46 PM

The alcohol drinking situation is very disappointing but not surprising (but very disappointing). It simply makes no sense whatsoever - except to puritans - and takes away from an otherwise lovely set up.

Posted by Chris | July 13, 2009 1:48 PM

Yeah, I thought this was America, not Iran.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:11 PM

These pics are hilarious. Love the condos in the back. Looks like a field party for junior high school kids. Why do they even serve booze? There doesn't look like there was anyone there over 16.

As David Bowie said in song years back, "This is Not America"

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:19 PM

looks like this went off pretty smoothly, I don't understand why people are slagging on it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:19 PM

sweet pics bro, sweet condos too.

Posted by anonymous2 | July 13, 2009 2:21 PM

"was it fun? looks kinda awkward"

yes, it was fun.

Posted by Aaron | July 13, 2009 2:27 PM

"These pics are hilarious. Love the condos in the back. Looks like a field party for junior high school kids. Why do they even serve booze? There doesn't look like there was anyone there over 16."

Cuz everyone over 21 was in the beer concentration camp drinking beer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:28 PM

BAO!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:28 PM

You'd think with all the sweating that fella does he'd lose some weight. But no. FLAB ROCK REPRESENT

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:45 PM

When I saw that kid with the Rec Specs, I got super-excited for a second thinking that he was there to play basketball. Once I realized it was some non-athletic schtick it ruined my day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:52 PM

Hey Jelly, if you are reading this which im sure you are. Friendly suggestion: GET ONE OF THESE FOR THE BACK OF THE STAGE.

http://www.tarpsplus.com/heavdutblacm.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:05 PM

Hey, when ponytail was playing I was standing next to you and we talked a bit before about them. You said you saw them play acoustically before. There's a pic of us. You are the asian girl with the shades and blue striped shirt, and I'm the kid to your right. I tried to find you to talk to you afterwards, but you disappeared. My name's Paris. Say something if you see this. My number's 212 300 7850.

Posted by paris | July 13, 2009 3:07 PM

Hey Paris it's me. I'll call you tonight for sure!! Not.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:16 PM

wow, paris sounds said, i'm shocked to see that the singer from ponytail actually is some sort of over the hipster troll, i figured they had used some sort of backwards vocoder/autotune dealy to make it sound that bad, wow

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:18 PM

Missed Erections, sponsored by brooklynvegan.com.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:20 PM

To all those yearning for more condo shots I offer this photo that I forgot to send.

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs169.snc1/6336_801153899009_800552_46706915_890397_n.jpg

And thanks everyone for the kind words. Good to be back.

Posted by Bao | July 13, 2009 3:20 PM

hi paris! I want to give you a hand job with my mouth!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:25 PM

Korean Abdul-Jabbar, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:32 PM

anyone else hoping that the asian girl is named blanket?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 3:38 PM

914 representing!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:25 PM

I saw some kid with an 80s style stereo that had an adapter for his ipod. I think the world is going to end real real soon.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:51 PM

"was it fun? looks kinda awkward"
no.... it was awkward.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:55 PM

"I saw some kid with an 80s style stereo that had an adapter for his ipod. I think the world is going to end real real soon."

that kid had issues

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:58 PM

is that a him or a her

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:09 PM

Hey, 307...i saw ponytail play acoustically too. Want my number?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:30 PM

212 300 7850 is a landline number. You're too young to have a cellphone, huh, Paris?

(Truth be told, I think that post was put up by someone playing a prank on the owner of the phone number.)

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:35 PM

HEY THAT'S MY NUMBER!

Posted by simon | July 13, 2009 6:40 PM

kidding

Posted by simon | July 13, 2009 7:20 PM

Oh that's a relief. We've all been asking for Simon and they keep saying there's nobody there by that name.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 7:34 PM

its not a landline. I just got lucky with a 212 cell. And my favorite comment was "anyone else hoping that the asian girl is named blanket?"

Posted by paris | July 13, 2009 9:00 PM

More tent coverage please

Posted by ps | July 13, 2009 9:08 PM

"its not a landline. I just got lucky with a 212 cell."

I know a 212 number may be a cellphone. I did a reverse lookup on superpages.com for this particular number and it said it was a landline (unlisted/unpublished). If it were a cellphone, the site would've said so.

And I just got a new cellphone for my, uh, freelance second job a couple of weeks ago and they gave me a 516 number!

Posted by Anon. 5:35 PM | July 13, 2009 9:22 PM

I don't know what to tell you, anon, but it's a cellular.

Posted by paris | July 13, 2009 9:49 PM

meowth thaaaats right!

Posted by simon | July 13, 2009 10:47 PM

God simon and paris should fuck each others bellybuttons.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 11:06 PM

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