Posted in music | pictures on August 24, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Girl Talk

"From every vantage point, there were flailing body parts, sweat-drenched faces and tumbling body surfers. After hours of shoving, pushing, jumping, air-humping and fist-pumping, the crowd screamed and let out a huge breath of air and walked their limp bodies home in the rain.

Even though his live show is little more than a dude from Pittsburgh with a laptop, Gillis' intensity is undeniable. He started the concert dry-headed and wearing a sweatshirt, but by the end of the set he was half-naked and completely soaked in his own sweat. By then, Gillis was just another dude in the crowd, as the audience had long since rushed the stage to join the party next to Gillis. Halfway through the set, the music stopped suddenly because the crowd had pulled out some cords. 10 minutes later, the music stopped again because the stage was falling apart from all the weight of the dancing fans.

"You guys broke the stage!" Gillis yelled." [MTV]

You can view one set of pictures from the show, HERE, and another set that's Gillis-free, below....

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Lots more pictures from this show are HERE.


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Comments (89)

is that asian girl in the front pic getting goosed?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:23 PM

sad sad drinking tubs in hula hoops

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:25 PM

Hey I hate fun. This guy sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:28 PM

jesus- no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:29 PM

The music was stopped because some plugs fell out. This dud need to learn how to do this stuff unplugged like LL COOL J did back in the day!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:33 PM

People letting loose and having fun--I love it!

Posted by Regular reader | August 24, 2009 1:33 PM

i actually do hate fun music.

so count me in.

i do however enjoy ice cream cake. that's fun.

i also enjoy funfetti.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:41 PM

To the girl in the green tube top:

You seem very nice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:42 PM

and if she's not nice...she's chilly. :-)

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:46 PM

at first i was like...god no....not another post with pics of the girl talk show but then i looked at the pics and i see a girl in a tube top and a guy actually wearing a obama shirt, a bunch of girls who have "never" used coke before and a bunch of dudes i'll like to kick in the face ...especially those wearing glasses from the Camel cigarettes catalog..... i'm all for fun but not douchebaggi fun

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:47 PM

nipples on green holla back at a boi

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:49 PM

wow, what a nightmare of idiots and fools. figures they would turn out for a guy playing CDs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:52 PM

Does anyone remember what A Milli was cut up with?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:53 PM

nice touch on the meat sneaker, lawl

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:53 PM

how early did people get there to get in?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:54 PM

at 5pm they were still letting people in

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:56 PM

Got there at 3:45... no bag so I walked right in. Suckaaazzzz

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:56 PM

schumer is a statist

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 1:58 PM

so the Grizzly Bear / Beach House show shouldn't be a problem getting into at all!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:01 PM

boner

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:01 PM

i too hate fun.. but i love titties.. what's a man to do?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:03 PM

Glad I didn't go to this - looks like douchebag hipster bullshit. Oh right, it was a Girl Talk show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:05 PM

all this "fun" is disturbing and repulsive

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:07 PM

Go for the titties. Leave before the fun.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:07 PM

this looks like a nightmare I had the other night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:10 PM

i cant believe so many people enjoy terrible music. its a sad era for music... every single person that went is a joke... question for every single person i see on those pictures... "Do you actually think you look good? or look cool? or have good taste? you all look like a bunch of idiots...

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:10 PM

Some people take themselves too seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:15 PM

oh damn, there's a picture of a girl's nipple hidden by fabric and you're losing your shit.

Not that it needs to be said, but I'll say it anyway.

Ya'll need to get laid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:16 PM

Do they serve beer at these things? Just wondering because it's a state park.

Posted by BG | August 24, 2009 2:17 PM

girl in green tube top with nipple showing = hottie..fyi

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:18 PM

If having fun is a crime, all of these people are guilty.

Now, what should the punishment be?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:20 PM

going out on a limb here, but going to guess that 2:10 is not that attractive, and probably doesn't have the social skills to make up for it.

hence very lonely and also spiteful of others getting half naked on a hot ass summer day and having a good time.

Hey Retards. Nobody is claiming Girl Talk is some kind of fucking second coming of anything, or a great step forward for music's evolution. Get off your high horses assholes. He's just damned good at playing pop music you can dance to, and for that the people come to hear him do his thing.

If it's not your thing then I hope you were at a killer BBQ this Sunday, or some other show that's more your style. Whatever the case may be. I feel sad for ya if it's bringing you down that other people do care and managed to have an enjoyable time. Oh the humanity.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:23 PM

I'm already there for Grizzly Bear. Line only back to N8th as of 2pm.

Posted by cd | August 24, 2009 2:28 PM

i think it's a valid debate to have...whether I and others are being "haters" or if this is just plain ole' fun. My issue is that this "fun" is manufactured, just like their cornball wardrobe selections and toilet paper glee.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:31 PM

hey REMEMBER THE 80S?! oh....no? you were born in 1990? well, nice bikini top anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:32 PM

Anyone see the red head hippie getting chased by the state troopers through the beer area into the crowd? He hurtled the fence and cops couldn't do it. Honestly it was brilliant. I believe he got away or at least I hope he did.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:33 PM

2:31 what do you mean manufactured? What corporate engine is pushing Girl Talk? It's one thing if you don't like his music - that's fine - but to call it manufactured is a little bit disingenuous. I mean, dude's on Illegal Art.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:34 PM

Williamsburg Pool Parties are all huge corporate-sponsored events with state troopers looking over your shoulder...by default every band that plays there is part of the machine...even if it's a machine that is designed to seem hip, cool, and independent (see Vice magazine, etc.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:41 PM

I think what they meant was that none of it is his music, he's just an ace with pro tools...or whatever mixing program he uses.

GT couldn't hold DJ Shadow's jock strap, incidentally.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:44 PM

2:41 get off your macbook air and take a deep breath.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:44 PM

not hating.

just want to make sure everyone gets that this crowd is 50% Jersey/Long Island teens. not like artists are coming here and taking notes like it's Smog or Jandek.

just kids having fun...getting dropped off by parents, etc.

still upset about missing deerhunter...damnit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:46 PM

Too many idiots. Not enough nipple.

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Posted by rajah of rehab | August 24, 2009 2:50 PM

2:31 has caught on to Georgia Pacific's plan to waste as much toilet paper as possible through a DJ they implanted upon the hipster scene and build up via their vast social networking influence. With girl talk doing the paper conglomerate's dirty work the forests of the north east will be gone by 2015 and then Dr. Evil will get his 1,000,000 dollars.

It's all coming to fruition as planned. Just like Norelco's mission to sell more beard trimmers via their corporate work hyping Fleet Foxes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:50 PM

Is that guy in the Haverford shirt playing dodgeball the singer from Deerhunter?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:51 PM

"He's just damned good at playing pop music you can dance to"

you mean playing other people's pop music....

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:52 PM

sweet ray ban commerical

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:52 PM

by 2:34's logic I think we should no longer ride city trains because there are advertisments on there

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:55 PM

The amount of people there that were trying to look as "hipster" as possible was laughable. I couldn't believe the way some of these people were dressed. In my opinion, there is a big difference between looking hip/stylish and looking like a fool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:55 PM

*2:41's logic

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:58 PM

Being there and watching these shitfaced slutty teens/early 20's slop their way around the place and look like complete idiots makes me never want to have a daughter. Then again, if my son becomes one of these douchebags, I'll probably just send him to military school.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:59 PM

yo, his shows are awesome because it just a huge partyy with lots of people and no one gives a shit. thats it. everyone goes for the pure reason to have fun and dance. people wanna have a blast and girl talk brings it every single time. its not really about how good he is a dj.

stop whining on a website.


ps.
it wasnt cool that the security guards were stealin peoples bowls and blunts. u know they were gonna smoke em later. haha.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:02 PM

^ Case and point.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:06 PM

girl tak = crap

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:08 PM

I thought it was going to be a brofest but there weren't as many as I thought. Definitely a lot of hipster wannabes for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:20 PM

My manufactered comment was not re: girltalk...i only heard his first mixtape. It was more pointed to people who wear neon colors for fun.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:22 PM

3:02 just proved every hater on this thread right

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:22 PM

a huge partyy?? with lots of people?? and noone gives a shit??

oh yeah, sounds like a fucking blast. i remember high school too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:23 PM

For better and for worse, who needs Spring Break in Cancun when you've got this.

Posted by blackhat | August 24, 2009 3:24 PM

"Williamsburg Pool Parties are all huge corporate-sponsored events with state troopers looking over your shoulder...by default every band that plays there is part of the machine...even if it's a machine that is designed to seem hip, cool, and independent (see Vice magazine, etc.)"

what does that even mean? who gives a fuck if they are part of the "machine". Girl Talk does totally suck, but the Pool Parties are a good time.

Posted by tht | August 24, 2009 3:34 PM

yea...leave the pool outta this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:38 PM

What's up with Kanye's fohawk and Virginia jersey shirt?

Posted by Travis | August 24, 2009 3:41 PM

once again, i feel old...

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 4:05 PM

Hey morons, that's not a tubetop, it's a bandeau. And the chick is a butterface.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 4:14 PM

Coffee Talk >>> Girl Talk

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 4:19 PM

dream gig for any pervy security guys....

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 5:07 PM

girltalk sucks! only hipsters with no taste can appreciate this phony guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 5:55 PM

Yea I didnt go to the show but yea just posting about the nipples.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 6:22 PM

I'm surprised no one mentioned Schumer and the 30 second hipster dodgeball wedding.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 7:04 PM

Pool Parties suck now. Went to 2 this year. Too many annoying underage brats, too many rules, too many acts that play a million times in NY. Great view, but the McCarren Pool was better all the way around. It was much cooler.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 7:26 PM

Good to see that we are still judging people based on the way they are dressed around here. Keep up the nice work.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 8:02 PM

"What's up with Kanye's fohawk and Virginia jersey shirt?"

-Travis

Can someone else PLEASE throw some shade my way? My ego is starting to suffer.

Travis, you'll be happy to know that beneath that VA jersey shirt, things got a lot raunchier. I wear that shirt all the time on the street in Williamsburg. IF you're ever in the area, stop me when you see me on the street and we'll talk about it.

And for all the haters out there that didn't make the show, please believe I too was a little miffed that some of the crowd didn't know the hook to "Throw it Up", or how to do the "Stanky Leg", but my guess is that since you're trolling Brooklyn Vegan for photos, you probably don't either.


Posted by Fred | August 24, 2009 9:09 PM

anon @ 2:05pm...those are what you refer to as "hipsters"? you must hail from like fucking anchorage, alaska err something.

Posted by peter from pennsylvania | August 24, 2009 11:33 PM

A certain chick who may have been wearing a green tube top was smoking a nice fatty during Wiz Khalifa.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 11:59 PM

So hot pandas like girl talk? Me likeeeez

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 12:45 AM

i like the chunky monkey in the tan striped tank top

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 9:35 AM

if this is fun, then dear god let me be boring

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 10:29 AM

I can't wait until Williamsburg's inadequate sewer system drowns all of these people in their own shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 11:05 AM

Green tube top looks prego if you look a lil closer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 11:33 AM

Fuck Fred....cool shades, dude! You look like an even bigger faggot with no identity with them on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 12:05 PM

Awwww Snaps Anon 12:05...Glad to see i'm on your mind.

If you look a little closer, you can see my sweaty bra strap beneath the VA tee. Maybe I can send it to you in the mail for a lil' late night fun. I'm sure its still got more than enough "identity" left in it for you. I just need an address. And ur gov't name of course. (That faggot-ty enough for you?)

Oh, and I think it's real 21+ for everyone to be submitting "Anonymous" posts. Talk about underage kids crashing the party. Really kids?

Posted by Fred | August 25, 2009 10:36 PM

Glorified DJ is what this guys is. Bad, glorified DJ. There's so much better shit out there to get excited about. My roommates band's music is way more substantial and fun than this crap.

Posted by Liz | August 26, 2009 10:50 AM

Sounds like you and your roommate must be feeling a little off, what with all the sour grapes you're chewing on over there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 11:13 AM

White people I swear. DEATH TO HIPSTERS GET OUT OF BROOKLYN.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:58 PM

^^^No need to get racial.

Posted by blackhat | August 26, 2009 3:16 PM

it's not racist to hate white people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:36 PM

@ 2:58

Yeah, 'cause all white people are hipsters and Brooklyn has always been minority-owned and operated. Ignorant.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:51 PM

@Anon3:36 - Ooh..OK. No need to be prejudice. How's that.

Posted by blackhat | August 26, 2009 4:12 PM

Fred isn't very good at talking shit....probably because he's used to packing it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 6:40 PM

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