Posted in music | pictures on October 31, 2009

photo by Tim Griffin

Darren Mabee

The above shot was taken on the street shortly after Darren Mabee was forced to leave Bowery Ballroom Friday night during The King Khan and the BBQ show. That's the security guard he's staring at.

Maybe Darren will try again tonight at the Bell House! More to come.

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Comments (100)

why?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:40 PM

EPIC!

Posted by Regular reader | October 31, 2009 7:42 PM

their tubby quota must've been filled already.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:46 PM

thank god. fuck this annoying guy. sick of seeing his fat ass at shows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:46 PM

how did he lose a sock? i could see the shoe, but the sock too?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:50 PM

i didnt know tim harrington changed his name

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:55 PM

who is he?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:03 PM

You're back in the limelight. I'm handing you back the torch, running away, scared out of my mind of fire.

Posted by sally burtnick | October 31, 2009 8:13 PM

I thought Fucked Up is going to play on the 18th

Posted by un:ART:ig | October 31, 2009 8:16 PM

Amazing

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:19 PM

I got kicked out for not wearing a shirt. The head of security deemed me a "health code violation" (I'm sure the river of piss on the bathroom floor was within the limits of the city health code) and then had his 4 or 5 bouncers drag me from the venue, kicking me, choking me, and of course cellphone photographing me the entire way. It was a fantastic night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:30 PM

dont' tassssssssssssse be broooooooooooooooo!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:34 PM

Wow, what a waste of internet space...

HEADLINE:
John Jacob Himer Schmitt gets thrown out of
Vampire Weekend show!!! ONFFFFFFFFFFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by TXn | October 31, 2009 8:39 PM

So this guy walks around New York looking like this and is somehow famous?
Didn't that Cowboy in Time Square or Perez Hilton already corner this market?

Posted by TXn | October 31, 2009 8:42 PM

Mabee he is not conforming to dress code. That is So Raven.

Posted by TXn | October 31, 2009 8:51 PM

I hear this guy is a big hit at the apple store. faggots.

Posted by brk | October 31, 2009 9:02 PM

Ya this guy took drugs at a man man show and his mind was so blown that he thought going to every fucking show rubbing his fat sweaty blubber was some how a gift to the bands and fans in attendance. Nobody gives a fuck about how comfortable you might be in next to nothing even if you do have some small confused girl on ur hip all night. I think u should go perfect ur annoying craft back in dumbsfuckville because it's obviuos you need to be the large fat center of attention. Fast food is better in those places too but you probably know that already.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 9:04 PM

i get that this dude is getting his kicks in when his heart is steill beating (won't be long..), but fucking come on.

Posted by Nick | October 31, 2009 9:08 PM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 9:49 PM

was he at the screaming females/jeff the brotherhood show last weekend or was that some other fat guy wear incredibly revealing clothing?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 10:48 PM

this fucker just wants his 15 minutes. fuck his fat ass!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 11:03 PM

New York is driven entirely by venue owners

Posted by مقاطع يوتيوب | October 31, 2009 11:10 PM

Who cares about this guy? He's the Williamsburg Naked Cowboy.

Posted by C33 | October 31, 2009 11:33 PM

I love how this guy is pretty much a hipster meme.

Posted by lauren | October 31, 2009 11:57 PM

never heard of this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:12 AM

I saw security pull him out, which I thought was pretty dumb; he wasn't doing anything more or less than he usually does. A friend of mine who was outdoors smoking filled me in on what happened, though, apparently darren was a real tool to security and throwing around racial slurs and threatening the security who were only doing what they were told to do.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:35 AM

sexy

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:44 AM

We Are The Seahorses rules!

Posted by Poingly | November 1, 2009 12:55 AM

Darren is a nice dude, c'mon guys

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:56 AM

he put up an epic fight on the way out, 4 security dudes each grabbing a limb, dragging him foot by foot but dude was wriggling like mad trying to break free, clawing his way back into the venue, and all that blubber must've been hard to control. At least they weren't pounding on him

Great night of entertainment -- Dum Dum Girls and KK & Bque were both terrific

Posted by parkx | November 1, 2009 1:02 AM

Isn't he from New Jersey? so this isn't brooklyn or nyc's fault

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:20 AM

who is this guy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:23 AM

Fuck everyone, Darren fucking rules so hard it hurts. He can't wear clothes cause they melt from his radiating awesomeness. "15 minutes" my ass, check his band out, We Are the Seahorses will blow your mind.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:46 AM

If you guys had half the affection for music that Darren has maybe you'd be out on Halloween instead of commenting on a dude getting wrongly thrown out of a show. Kind of funny he was thrown out for not wearing a shirt when King Khan routinely wears next to nothing on stage. It was just a bunch of security guards flaunting their rent-a-cop power. It's fucking bullshit.

Posted by Pat | November 1, 2009 1:59 AM

lol @ comparing it to Khan. Khan is fucking performing! there's a bit of a difference there. (still think it's stupid they kicked him out, but it's within reason)

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:20 AM

beanssssss

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:43 AM

Fuck everyone, Darren fucking rules so hard it hurts. He can't wear clothes cause they melt from his radiating awesomeness. "15 minutes" my ass, check his band out, We Are the Seahorses will blow your mind.

Posted by cocktail dresses | November 1, 2009 2:50 AM

Let's see if this Web site's clock has been reset for the end of Daylight Saving Time. It is now 3:14 AM EST...

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:15 AM

If I have said it once I have said it 1,000 times. FUCK BOWERY. There is nothing cool about this company.

ANY BAND THAT PLAYS BOWERY ARE SELLOUTS.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:25 AM

Good. Get a fucking life instead of trailing someone else's. I hope they ran him into a parked car on the way out. Self important clown.

Posted by serge | November 1, 2009 5:22 AM

Darren MEHbee

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 8:28 AM

BEEEEEEEAAAAAAANNNNNNNS!!!

Posted by tomw | November 1, 2009 8:28 AM

exactly 4:25. bowery sucks balls.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 9:19 AM

this is not news.

Posted by b | November 1, 2009 9:26 AM

holy cow... look at that FAT ASS! And who is that naked guy with her?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 9:58 AM

This is what happens when you fly too close to the sun on wings of lard.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:05 AM

much love for this dude

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:15 AM

This kid should be kicked out of more shows. He tried to pick a fight with me at a Man Man show at the Speigel tent a few years ago. Fuck you fatty!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:09 AM

Darren is the fucking man, was awesome at Screaming Feems last week

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:01 PM

Darren is the fucking man, was awesome at Screaming Feems last week

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:01 PM


So you go to shows for the people in the crowd? I typically go for the music and not the loud fat douche bags that want attention. BV enough of the bullshit. Lets keep it to music not groupies.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:08 PM


"does this leopard-skin g-string make me look morbidly obese?"

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:41 PM

"ANY BAND THAT PLAYS BOWERY ARE SELLOUTS."

i hear a lot of people bitch about bowery presents but never hear any evidence to back it up..

(no, i don't work at bowery)

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:44 PM

when will carles blog abt him

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:56 PM

yo c.c. ima let you finish but darren's got some of the best blubber of all time, OF ALL TIME!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:18 PM

Bowery Presents lets their security guards run their spaces, as far as the audience's experience is concerned.

Every detail of going to a Bowery venue, aside from buying alcohol at the bar or the sound and timing of the bands on stage, is run by their unsupervised security guards.

They don't seem to screen them or train them very well either.

Kicking out a popular character and frequent showgoer for being fat and having his shirt off - that's bush league security guard power tripping. The management should step up to the plate and start paying some attention to how their hired security abuses their authority and pushes around their customers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:27 PM

10/31 9:49p - Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:48 PM

It's ridiculous that this clown has his own tag on BV

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:57 PM

the guy is just a character, who cares what he does. he's colorful for people who are new to the scene, more power to him and them.

but Bowery Ballroom security kicking him out for being a "health code violation"? that's just embarrassing for that company. Pay attention to how your bouncers treat people, dumbasses!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:06 PM

I thought the guy was wearing a shirt, but then I realized it was just hair on his back.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:25 PM

12:44

They are trying to monopolize music in NYC
The security sucks
They blacklist bands for not playing shows with them
They require blackouts for local bands
They are generally lame

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:45 PM

Bowery security guards are no worse than anywhere else. But they are freaking Mahatma Ganhdi compared to the out of control steroid cases who were "security" at the Vice Party last night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:52 PM

1. He is from NJ

2. It's wack they kicked him out, but like c'mon the dude does go into shows fully clothed then strips down to a speedo.
Personally i dont care. I have been to a number of shows with this guy and even been smooshed against his sweaty ass self but its totally reasonable that they decided to kick him out.

3. and as for:
"ANYONE WHO plays BOWERY IS A SELLOUT"....
get over yourself

Posted by $ean Money | November 1, 2009 2:53 PM

Dude has severe hypertension and clogged arteries, look at those swollen ankles and clubbed fingers. He's lucky security escorted him out of there instead of EMS. He'd better enjoy it now, since he's got 5 years at most if he doesn't drop 100 pounds and starting eating right. Sad really.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:00 PM

Bowery Presents is as unobjectionable as corporate rock gets. That's no compliment, but it does acknowledge that they could be a lot worse.

That said, the security (particularly at Music Hall of Williamsburg) is not supervised, is given too much authority, and are frankly not the sharpest tools in the shed.

In reality, security should never be given any authority at all. They should simply follow well established and reasonable house policies.

A good bouncer is like a well-behaved child: seen and not heard.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:02 PM

3:00pm you and the Surgeon General should go eat fat free muffins together and talk about your healthy bowel movements.

meanwhile, the rest of us Americans are going to roll our eyes then ignore the shit out of you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:10 PM

Nah, muffins suck. Fish, fruit and vegetables. Feel free to eat your McDonald's or other poison, and adios in a few short years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:16 PM

yup 70% of America is dying next year cuz they are too fat including Darren

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:52 PM

I agree 100% about the complaints with the security people at Bowery Ballroom. They are horrible, vindictive, abusive and scary. Bowery presents should do something about this immediately.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:59 PM

I've been going to Bowery for 10 years. The security people are completely hands off and nice. But if you do something retarded, they will do their job. End of story

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:09 PM

What time does Daft Punk get thrown out of the Bowery Ballroom?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:11 PM

Bowery doesnt care about security complaints, they only care about making more $, you guys keep coming and if you dont, in NYC theres always someone to replace you, the bands see it as the lesser of two or three evils (think bowerys bad, try live nation security), so this will never ever change

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:22 PM

bowery presents is an example how things are getting so corporate.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:35 PM

no reason to be hostile; bad for your health.

chill :)

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:54 PM

Surely it's only a matter of time before he eats the "BBQ" tag

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 5:06 PM

bahaha 5:06

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:19 PM

are more pictures coming from this show? or is this the extent of it?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:19 PM

I saw what happened... he got kicked out for trying to EAT one of the King Khan guys.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:19 PM

Bowery security- big difference from Music Hall of Williamsburg security. totally different experiences. Bowery guys are professional and disciplined. I wish Music Hall security was as professional as Bowery security, but they have no idea what the job requires.

if you take off your clothes at a show, and you are into aggro, bye.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:44 PM

I don't know who the fuck tubby is but thanks for the much-needed LOL. That's one laffalicious pic.

Posted by Norm | November 1, 2009 7:16 PM

that fat fuck is why my health insurance costs so much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 7:53 PM

I find mhow security to be much better than bowery

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 8:44 PM

I've been eating McDonalds's since I was a kid yet I'm alive and kicking in my 30's somehow.

How many short years do I have left health guru?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:52 PM

here's an informed guess at what happened here...

it's Halloween and Bowery management is either taking the night off or are drunk as hell, not paying attention to shit. Security guards are running rampant, undersupervised, being dicks, smoking weed... they get it in their heads how funny it'd be to fuck with the fat white guy for bullshit reasons and no grownup from the venue is there to stop them.

unfortunately this is how MHOW is run every night. Bowery Ballroom is usually a little more supervised than that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:56 PM

BEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:06 PM

10:52, you ain't making it to 50.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:23 PM

that's funny. my parents eat McDonalds regularly and they're in their 60's.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:48 PM

i go to all the todd p shows and defend him on here and all that, but do we really need to address these idiots by name now just because they attend shows? the bar for blog fame here is apparently the same thing it is for paris hilton.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 8:07 AM

security was probably doing their job. fat guy was probably being a pompous ass, or messed with someone he shouldn't have. bowery usually runs a pretty tight ship.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 8:53 AM

fatty's blubber is pretty gross, but what's worse is that dirty ass sneaker. dude's going to get a major foot fungus. ewwwww............

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 8:55 AM

This guy stole the No Redeeming Social Value's guy's schtick. He was doing this years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 11:24 AM

Luckily I have never been to a show with him in attendance. (Not that I know of at least) If he was down to a speedo and bumping his sweaty, disgusting body into me or my friends, I would beat the ever living shit out of this fat fucking loser.


Why is he getting press? Who gives a fuck about this fat fucking clown? Seriously, this dickhead gives the music scene a bad name. Go run on a treadmill you disgusting blob.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 11:33 AM

anon 11:33 mad

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 12:52 PM

nothing wrong with being a fat nerd who dances at shows, even in a speedo. let your freak flag fly, and all that.

there is something wrong with a bunch of meatheads with "security" tshirts deciding they're deputized to kick out shirtless fat guys for being a "health violation" or whatever bullshit they claimed.

I mean, King Khan was playing for fucksake. He's the king of shirtless fat guys at shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 3:55 PM

darren makes the shows I go to 1000% more fun. If you don't like dancing around without your clothes on you are a wiener. sorry if someone having fun interrupts your gentle head bob during a show. you should probably just stay home and listen to the radio.

ps that girl is fucking hilarious and adorable.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 6:26 PM

Bowery Presents takes 60% of ticket sales before expenses. Bowery Presents also considers playing their venue as 'automatic advertisement' for which part of the 60% goes to compensate.

Bands tour route through Bowery Presents venues to make up for money lost, but its a necessary evil because of NYC-show coverage at these venues. It is remarkably unfeasible to comfortably compensate your openers, crew people, and bandmates on 40% after expenses.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 7:47 PM

He's probably gonna commit suicide with a note that reads:

Thanks BrooklynVegan for constantly taking pictures of me at shows, and having people laugh at me. I love music because it gets me away from all the bullshit I hear due to my weight. I go to a place where I'm saved, Unfortunately, I have a moderately big music blog harass me. I can't even feel good in my own skin with people who enjoy my musical taste.

Good night world.

Hugs and Kisses

Darren

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 10:37 PM

if Darren had a guitar he'd be bbq and then no one would make fun of him

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 11:16 PM

definitely picture of 2k9.

picture of the 2000s?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 12:00 PM


if Darren had a guitar he'd be bbq and then no one would make fun of him

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Posted by شات عراقي دردشه عراقيه شات العراق اغاني عراقيه | August 19, 2010 7:23 AM

this is news?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2010 5:45 PM

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