Posted in music | tour dates on October 27, 2009

I know many have been waiting anxiously for details on how to get in to the VICE 15th year anniversary party featuring live performances by Bad Brains and The Jesus Lizard. Well, now they're running a contest. Flyer and more details below...

Bad Brains flyer

Hey NYC,

By now, you've probably heard that we're throwing the party to end all parties this Halloween to celebrate VICE Magazine's 15th birthday.

This is a private affair, but we're kicking-off a contest to win tickets to the Vice 15 year this October 31st. Winners will be notified by email and will be placed on a will call list.

Click here for a chance at winning tickets to the October 31st event. You must be 21+

Lucky winners will have the honor of catching our awe-inspiring roster of performers that includes Bad Brains, The Jesus Lizard, Dave 1 from Chromeo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Nick Catchdubs, Rub-N-Tug, Blu Jemz, and Titus Andronicus & Children performing your favorite jams from '94.  

All attendees must show up dressed as some sort of a cultural cliché from 1994 or risk public humiliation and denial of entrance. 

The 15 anniversary party runs from 10pm to 4am with a complimentary bar provided by Hornitos and Pabst, and an indoor mini skate ramp provided by Quiksilver.

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Comments (157)

meh, vice sucks, they are so 10 years ago, ill just see the bands at other nyc shows, blah blah blah

Posted by savingusalltime | October 27, 2009 4:48 PM

this is going to be the clusterfuck to end all clusterfucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 4:51 PM

1994 costume cliches will be super boring to look at. flannel. wow.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 4:51 PM

"this is going to be the clusterfuck to end all clusterfucks."

How is this going to be a clusterfuck? It is an invite only "private affair". Why would anyone show up if they don't have a ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 4:58 PM

Yuck, just make it open to the 21+ public...there is going to be a huge clusterfuck surrounding this "giveaway" anyway...

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:01 PM

or you can always get on the guest list if yr hooked up.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:01 PM

hipster grifter said she would put me on the list.

Posted by hairy dude | October 27, 2009 5:02 PM

> Yuck, just make it open to the 21+ public

Or better yet, they should sell tickets. I already have tickets to the other 2 Jesus Lizards show, buying more tickets is not a problem for a real fan.

Why would you want it to be open?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:04 PM

It'll probably be impossible to get a drink once you're inside.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:04 PM

im on the list

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:07 PM

"Or better yet, they should sell tickets."

They're not going to sell tickets because it's a private party. If they want you there you'll get an invite or if you're lucky you'll win tickets. If neither method works out for you, they don't really give a crap.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:07 PM

do you think vice wants me there?

Posted by Dan Deacon | October 27, 2009 5:11 PM

i am one of todd p's plus 14

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:17 PM

@4:51: Here are some flannel-free costume tips:

- Lisa Loeb glasses.
- Shirtless drummer from Hootie.
- An Addams Family Pinball machine.

I've got my tap-dancing bumblebee costume on already!

Posted by M | October 27, 2009 5:39 PM

your all a bunch of clusterfucks!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:44 PM

Get there early and look like someone who'd look like they'd be at a Vice party and I guarantee you'll get in

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:56 PM

if we picked for comments

hipster grifter said she would put me on the list.

and

i am one of todd p's plus 14

would win. hand's down

Posted by roedood | October 27, 2009 6:06 PM

vice, employing cokeheads with small dicks since 94

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 6:13 PM

Anyone know where it is being held?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 6:17 PM

vice, employing cokeheads with small dicks since 94


Thats true.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 6:38 PM

Wow, I am glad Fun Fun Fun Fest was not this complicated last year and this coming up.

Just SELL Tickets

Posted by TXn | October 27, 2009 7:04 PM

why is this your business TXn?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 7:32 PM

"meh, vice sucks, they are so 10 years ago," YOU JUST OUTED YOURSELF AS CANADIAN!!! Vice wasn't in the US 10 years ago! Canuck busted.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 12:29 AM

It's pretty shitty that Vice is throwing a free party on Halloween with free booze and bands that some people are stoked to see (and some people aren't) and DJ's and shit too.

What a bunch of pricks. Assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 12:33 AM

Chummlusterfuck cum rags gets you something though

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 6:28 AM

also, chuuuuuullllaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm idiaaaaaKKKsskixazzzzzzzzzzzzzzi's suck

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 6:33 AM

anyone remember when vice had their store on cleveland off kenmare with the toilet aquarium?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:08 AM

^^^ if you can remember this, you were not actually there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:39 AM

It's awesome that this has been duly recognized as being a massive clusterfuck, so the only people going are ones who don't care about that, so there will be no complaining afterwards.

I'm pretty psyched, it's just people who want to party, not a bunch of whiners who are going to be there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:59 AM

"the only people going are ones who don't care about that [a massive clusterfuck]"

Wrong. The only people going are the ones that got an invite.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:00 AM

im going there just to complain about the drink line

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:04 AM

I won!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:06 AM

dis gon b clusfuck

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:41 AM

"Wrong. The only people going are the ones that got an invite."

Okay, you got me there. But its good to know that everyone who got an invite knows its going to be a clusterfuck, so hopefully there won't be any post-event bitching!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:43 AM

i reserve the right to bitch regardless of whether or not i get in.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:47 AM

Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:47 AM

u r a bitch

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 11:52 AM

11:57,

very creative.

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

he was very wealthy before VICE! You think he earned that money?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 1:37 PM

Should you win, does anyone know if they give you one guest list spot or two? Cause I mean otherwise most people will be able to get it but thier friends won't. Who wants to spend Halloween here alone?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 2:24 PM

@Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 1:37 PM

Um, yeah, I'm pretty sure he earned it. Have you seen how fucking successful they are? Go check out their offices, it's a lot of folks working hard. I have a good friend and ex-GF there. they say the company makes good money. Nothing wrong with that.

ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY BLOW IT ON SUPER FUN PARTIES!

thanks for spending money on my fun, vice, cant wait for halloween! ill be the girl dressed up as chelsea clinton

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 2:43 PM

i have a small penis and alot of coke. can i get in?

Posted by small one | October 28, 2009 2:50 PM

when i do a lot of coke, my cock shrivels up and becomes a lima bean

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 4:03 PM

i dont get how they make that much money, doing what marketing to indie kids f'real?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 5:52 PM

5:52pm

really? take a look at the magazine or websites. ADS. lot more bigger brands than on BV

they also do consulting work, they get ma fucking paid. i know some business folks there and they all do WELL

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 8:56 AM

advertisting in magazines is going great right now, thats why mags are folding left and right

Posted by Oprah | October 29, 2009 1:22 PM

im going to this party as suroosh alvi, im gonna show up in a rolls royce and whip out my small cock

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 1:33 PM

I have no interest in this, fyi

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 1:45 PM

the party is on north 10th street.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 1:58 PM

lets all go get in line

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 2:05 PM

@| October 29, 2009 1:22 PM

exactly! look at all of vice's competitors that have folded over the last few years...animal, bpm, anthem, vapors, swindle, URB, (black book and xlr8r i think too).

vice is doing well i think. its pretty much them and nylon and complex left, and complex seems hurting based on yesterdays news. fader too but they are doing less issues now i think

with all the online shit too vice seems to be doing well

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 2:51 PM

when will we know if we won tix by?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 9:14 AM

WOW, you guys really think you are entering your email address to win tickets when it is obviously to collect your email addresses for marketing reasons... bunch of idiots... I thought this party was free..

Posted by smart crew | October 30, 2009 10:46 AM

i just got an email saying i won a pair
score!

Posted by jeff | October 30, 2009 10:57 AM

@10:46AM

DUH of course its too collect email addresses. you are so smart. you are like obama smart.

if you dont want them to have your email, dont enter it.

easier for the rest of us to get tickets

piss

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 10:59 AM

i just got an email saying i won enough coke to make my cock smaller

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 2:11 PM

if i have invites but didn't rsvp yet (voicemail box was full) and now message says rsvp list is closed. since i have the invites i wonder if that matters. anyone know? also, anyone know set times?

Posted by rattie | October 30, 2009 6:47 PM

So I guess everyone that registered got the invite? Did anyone NOT get one? Just like the Boredeoms show, unlimited guest list and limited space. Yet another clusterfuck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 2:25 AM

there is no guest list - if you dont have a wristband youre not getting in.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 3:09 AM

Lizard 12:30am
Bad Brains 2am

Guaranteed to be a clusterfuck, if you can't handle it, don't come!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 11:35 AM

All my friends also got an "invite". You then had to email another email address to actually get on the list.

From the email:

"We will do our best to get everyone in."

Let the clusterfuck begin!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 12:25 PM

Guys, it's wristbands, if you don't have a wristband you need to bring the flier and just wait and hope. Thats what I heard when i got my wristband.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 1:48 PM

yeah once again.. there is no list. if you dont have a wristband youre (probably) not getting in. dont get your hopes up!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 3:36 PM

There are no wrist bands, but there is a list:

"This email is to let you know that you are on the list, plus one guest, for the Vice Magazine 15th Anniversary/Halloween party."

I know you are trying to persuade people not to go, but tons of people got the email invite. Nice try, but it's not going to work.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 4:11 PM

This party is going to be a fucking disaster. I promise.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 4:16 PM

Idiot, I have a guaranteed entry wristband that I got for working with organizations involved throwing the party. Have fun saying your name is on the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 4:29 PM

"if you don't have a wristband you need to bring the flier and just wait and hope. Thats what I heard when i got my wristband."

Where is the location of the party? Can someone post the venue please? And don;t worry about zillions of people showing up if you do, most people by now already have plans for tonight. Try and help out the one or two losers who don;t and want to go by giving an address......

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 4:59 PM

Google that shit, bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 5:28 PM

Anon 4:59....most people's plans are the Vice party.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 5:29 PM

i have an extra wristband...

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 5:53 PM

Ok will this be more of a clusterfuck or shitshow? Discuss.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 6:30 PM

no one under 35 getting in

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 6:36 PM

"Where is the location of the party? Can someone post the venue please? And don;t worry about zillions of people showing up if you do, most people by now already have plans for tonight. Try and help out the one or two losers who don;t and want to go by giving an address......"

It's at your mom's house. Special guest to play the bathroom.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 7:12 PM

very easy to find out where this is.......

not very secret at all.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:09 PM

and no one under 35 SHOULD be let in either.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:10 PM

Bad Brains will be dressed up as a cool hardcore band from 1982.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:11 PM

Does anyone KNOW the exact location in Willliamsburg? It's such secret service, and I did get the email I am on the list (with addy--but no name of venue) What is this wristband nonsense? Its a shlep for me, I need to know. THANX!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:25 PM

just google it. ny observer wrote an article about it last week that gave the location.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2009 8:28 PM

"Does anyone KNOW the exact location in Willliamsburg?"

The location was in the email. It's a big warehouse space, so they just gave the intersection since you really don't need the exact address.

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

So this is the deal: you have both wrist bands and guest lists. Wrist bands guarantee admittance, guest list does not. If anyone has attended a Vice event in the past, you know that the guest list is useless. Remember the Boredoms?

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

The Jesus Lizard are still the best band in the world. They fucking slayed tonight, just like in 94.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:29 AM

Jesus Lizard were cool...not great...but cool. Yow seemed somewhat reserved but probably only because I expect so much outta him. Bad Brains were atrocious! Between the security jumping on stage after every song, HR's awful, disinterested mockery of his own legacy and the sound, which seemed to deteriate after Jesus Lizard, watching Bad Brains was like watching a car wreck, despite the valiant efforts of the other three guys in the band.

Biggest mystery of the night though...why the fuck do certain promoters tend to leave hords of dissappointed, pissed off people outside their events when there was lierally shitloads of room inside that party?!? Seriously...they could have fit in another 800 people easy. The entire 1st floor "Grave Rave" was basically empty! I just don't get it...not even close to fire safety capacity.

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 9:40 AM

The line for the "list" looked like it was for the Today Show or something; insane. I don't think anyone got in without a wristband--which were for Vice friends + family. No 'clusterfuck' at all as long as you had the wristband, tons of free booze (and water and red bull) and no lines to get it, either. Bad Brains and Jesus Lizard both killed it (and for free, no less). Better than last year's Earnest Sewn party with the Virgns & Lissy Trullie. Maybe best the Halloween of all time. The end.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:22 AM

"No 'clusterfuck' at all as long as you had the wristband."

"Bad Brains...killed it."

"Maybe best the Halloween of all time"

@Anon10:22 - I had one of those precious wristbands and still had to wait in line for over an hour to get in. Also, if you think that Bad Brains performance "killed it," you need to see more shows, be they by legends or otherwise. I'm not going to bitch about a free party with free hootch and bands...I'm not a hater and Jesus Lizard was pretty cool. But best Halloween of all time?!? Stop drinking the kool aid.

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 11:03 AM

F*%k Vice magazine..for the $150,000 they made sure everyone knew they spent on this event, it was so goddamn unorganized and poorly planned. Does VICE just always hand out tickets past capacity for PR reasons or something? Seriously bullshit. Oh yeah, and if you do work for them and got a wristband and were told you could come in and out no worries, it made no difference as you saw. Real great guys..show FAIL.

Posted by ARRRGGH | November 1, 2009 11:20 AM

This was the most poorly planned shitshow of all time. People on the GUESTLIST, with wristbands, waited close to 2 hours to get in, people without raffle tickets got in, as far as I could tell, most of the people on the line did not know what they were on line for...the security guards were incompetant assholes and overly aggressive. I actually witnessed someone in a band carrying equipment and wearing a band wristband being told that he could not go in; after this 15 minute long incident, this bouncer turned around and said "yeah Ive had people in bands crying to me all night about getting in" - that makes no sense. Also saw a member of another band get physically assaulted by one of the bouncers.

Additionally, for such an exclusive and expensive party, it was basically the same as going to the market hotel on any friday or saturday night, except much emptier. Instead of having a line down the block, they should have let people with tickets, wristbands, and in bands in to fill up the COMPLETELY EMPTY first floor and half of the second floor.

So considering the 2 hour wait, abuse from the security guards, 2 mini colt 45s I got, the shitty bad brains set, i would say, WORST HALLOWEEN EVER, thanks vice.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:54 AM

I waited for 45 minutes before I just gave up. The "guest list" was a typical Vice guest list, which meant there was none. It didn't matter if you RSVPed or not, you got in regardless. I asked people around me in line and none of them have even heard of the party until that day or the day before. None of them heard of the Jesus Lizard or the Bad Brains. Fucking scenesters.

I would be mad, but luckily I already have tickets for both nights at Irving Plaza.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:57 AM

"I had one of those precious wristbands and still had to wait in line for over an hour to get in."

"I waited for 45 minutes before I just gave up."

WAHHHHH WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHHH

Wow, what a bunch of spoiled babies. What, you aren't able to wait in line for more than 45 minutes, or an hour and change to get into something free that lasts for 6 hours and has a bunch of headlining bands and free brooze and is an event that everyone wants to attend?

Is you time so valuable? From the look of the young twenty something crowd, my guess is no, mist of the people had nowhere else any more important they needed to be or had to get to.

Is your time is much more precious than the 'precious wristbands' you complained about?. Your young, it's halloween. So you have to wait for more than 45 minutes for something that's a hot ticket. That doesn't seem to be so unreasonable. Seems about right.

Seriously, you guys are a bunch of impatient, apparently overprivileged whiny, out of town out of touch kids with no stomach to feel inconvenienced for any amount of extended time. Welcome to NYC. There are a lot of people here. There are a lot of lines. Deal with it. A hot event will attract a lot more people than just you and your friends. Expect that.

I guess mommy and daddy back home never made you wait for anything you wanted. Welcome to the big city you little whiny full of your selves hipster kiddies. You want something that everyone else wants... get on line buddy.

If you rally want to get in, then waiting for an hour or so is not that big a deal. Get over it. People MUCH older than you with much less energy and much less free time spend ALOT longer on line for things they want to attend. So get over yourselves and stop your complaining.

.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:29 PM

I didn't mind waiting a couple of hours, it was worth in when I eventually got in. But the point is, there was no need for such a wait on a long line, it was just Vice trying to feign exclusivity to a party that wasn't even close to being full. I know the long line outside makes your party seem really hip and exclusive, but don't make people who just want to see the Jesus Lizard and Bad Brains stand outside in the rain for no fucking reason.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:47 PM

IF you didn't get in last night you didn't deserve to. The amount of B&T fucking garbage that was waiting in line outside was there for a reason, and the fact that they didn't pack the place to the gills is one of the main reasons the party was so enjoyable.

Posted by shit bag | November 1, 2009 12:49 PM

i would imagine that the capacity was determined by the fire marshall/insurance coverage. this wasn't an illegal rave. you can't just cram 5,000 kids in a warehouse because they want to get in. maybe if it really was 1994 williamsburg...

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 12:53 PM

@Anon12:29 - You are totally off base and are missing the point entirely. I have no problem waiting in a line for a reason that makes sense but when people are forced to wait just to finally get into a basically EMPTY 1st floor and realize that all the chaos and waiting in the rain occurring outside is for ZERO reason, then it makes no sense at all. If you disagree, then you're simply being illogical. What are you...a sheep that will happily stand in any line for no reason for however long just because you're told to? Oh...and I've lived in NYC since 1997...how about you?

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 1:14 PM

"Is your time is much more precious than the 'precious wristbands' you complained about?."

@Anon12:29 - p.s. Please speak English.

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 1:17 PM

1:14 PM:

"Oh...and I've lived in NYC since 1997...how about you?"


HA HA HA HA HA. that cracked me up big time. You think that's badge of honor? been in NYC since 1997? Nineteen Ninety Seven? Seriously? You think that means ANYTHING? Hilarious.

I missed the point entirely? Well my little friend, You completely missed the entire bad ass era of NYC by decades you fool.

How about ME?

Well this is Anon 12:29, and guess what? I've lived here since the early 1980's

And guess what, no, not a sheep here. I wait for the duration necessary to get into what I need and or what to based on what is important and what makes sense . And most of the time I don't wait long.

you kids crack me up. honestly.


Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:39 PM


Half the crowd there was just there for the free booze. Period.


Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:43 PM

The current generation are the real sheep.

funny how they will line up just because Brooklyn Began starts a post about a party with "WOAH..."

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

If BAD BRAINS weren't on this bill, there would have been nothing interesting about it.


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

I just got confirmation from a friend who works at Vice. They hit capacity at about 11/11:30 and the fire marshall/cops/off duty cop security told them they couldn't let anyone else in or they would get shut down. So even though the first floor was empty, it didn't matter. That place could easily hold 3000 but capacity was only 1600.

Events like that become chaos, everyone knows that. If you don't like it, don't go. I went early, had no problem getting in, had a great time. TJL were killer, Bad Brains was a trainwreck.

Also @11:20 - the reported number was 250k. Looks like you didn't catch that memo

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:47 PM

there were 900 people at the Lightning Bolt on Friday, and yet nobody waited in line for more than 2 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:49 PM

Everyone should keep in mind that Vice aren't party promoters, and don't give a shit if Average Joes get in or not.

They didn't sell tickets. They didn't sell booze. They sell sponsorship and make the party free for themselves, their friends, their clients and VIP types. That's fucking life and tough shit if you couldn't get in.

No one forces you to go.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:50 PM

to everyone who came out hope you had fun, we sure did.

Posted by roedood | November 1, 2009 1:55 PM

to everyone who came out hope you had fun, we sure did.

Posted by roedood | November 1, 2009 1:55 PM

These complaining commenters remind me of the jesus lizard song "countless backs of sad losers"

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 1:55 PM

couple friends and i were standing at the front of the line for at least an hour before some random security guy opened up a door on the side and we ended up running in without any problems. that was so 1994.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:01 PM

this debacle is hilarious and all, you know Vice having so much cash to waste on getting ripped off by bands, promoters, venue owners, et cetera... but not enough money to hire competent door people.

Vice is lucky Gavin McInnes was a funny dude and created a marketable schtick for them, because they obviously can't run a business for shit.

Doubt they'll be able to keep it coasting much longer. Especially if they keep wasting $250,000 on bad press. Good riddance, douchebags!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 2:03 PM

@Anon12:29/1:39 - All you're proving is that you are very old and are willing to wait in lines for no reason, despite being old enough to know better. Now, if you'll excuse me, me and all us other "kids" have "precious wristbands" to score and I'm sure there's some line you're just dying to wait in. Good luck with all of that.

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 2:23 PM

@2:01pm - I was standing nearby when you all bum rushed in! Kudos to you! That was indeed the most 1994 thing i saw all night!

Posted by blackhat | November 1, 2009 2:31 PM

@2:03PM

Sounds like sour grapes from someone who didn't get it!

P.S. They didn't just write a check for the party. They sell sponsorship to cover costs and make money. And in Obama America, you can do it too if you'd like!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 3:28 PM

I just hate VIce because they force me to buy their magazine, make me pay for their website, and then sell me tickets to their events that I don't want to go to.

Oh wait.

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

the party last night was fun. the line to get in sucked but once you were in it wasn't hard to get drinks, there was plenty of space and the music fucking rocked and it was all free.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:24 PM

@2:03pm

couldn't score any wristbands, could you gavin?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:30 PM

hahaha. gavin's so bored these days he's taken to baiting commenters on the bv message boards. wow.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:37 PM

"They hit capacity at about 11/11:30 and the fire marshall/cops/off duty cop security told them they couldn't let anyone else in or they would get shut down. "

They were letting tons of people in WAY after 11:30.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:41 PM

Walked up with my wristband at 1am, waited 15 minutes on line and got right in. No Problem.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 4:44 PM

No list, no wristband, no flyer, no problem. I got in.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 5:39 PM

Tons of people started leaving before the two headliners even came on which proved that most were just scensters who wanted to drink for free and say they got in but had no interest in anything actually going on inside. The fact that there were two headline acts one of which is a real historic band playing for free later in the evening was lost on these morons. After about 1:30 it was easy to get in. Line much shorter.

What's the matter with all these kids? They have to get to bed early?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 5:49 PM

If they hit capacity at about 11:30 then almost immediately after that they started losing capacity very quickly as tons of people stated to leave/got tossed at a steady pace.

All you had to do was a wait a little bit and then they were not at capacity any more and let people in.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 5:52 PM

What makes you think they could have admitted people any faster?

It takes a while to check 1600 people's I.D. and/or check the names off of a list.

People have strange expectations of just walking up to something and walking in because they feel important.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 5:55 PM

anyone know what songs the jesus lizard played before "then came dudley" missed the first few songs...

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:25 PM

Free Bad Brains, Free Alcohol. Halloween. Williamsburg. Who would have guessed so many people would show up? Wow, what a surprise.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:32 PM

5:55pm you are 100% correct.

Anyone who disagrees has never worked a door and checked ID's. You can't just magically fill a space up at the drop of a hat. You need to orderly let people in. Vice also has a shitload of legal issues to jump through with a party of this magnitude, something that Lightning Bolt gets to skirt.

I am really getting off on all the pure rage and anger in the complaints. Ever heard of the "vote with your wallet" concept? If you don't like something, don't spend money on it. The paradox with everything VICE related is that they don't ask for money (records and books aside). So the complaints would be justifiable if the consumer had spent money on a ticket (or magazine), but in this case, there was no transaction. No one is entitled to get into a party.

Seems like a lot of Brooklyn Vegan commenters had coddled and pampered childhoods.

I came early, got in, and had a blast.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:36 PM

Hey 2:03PM

Vice didn't have enough money to hire competent security? Have you ever done event planning? I would be willing to bet Vice spent 20k or more on security. All security companies are staffed by goons, there is no cool guy tattooed bike messenger security company that will be all chill and good vibes at the door. You should start one!

And the thing about getting ripped off by bands - what the FUCK is wrong with paying bands a good amount? As someone who has played in bands for over 15 years, I can say with authority that you are a cunt. It's called engendering goodwill. And from what I hear both BB and TJL got $30k. Not a bad pay day, they are fucking legends and deserve it. Even though BB sucked.

I don't know what they paid the venue, but they promoted the event themselves, so didn't pay any promoters. In fact, this site and many others promoted the shit out of the party!

You doubt they'll be able to keep it going much longer? Seems like they are only getting bigger and bigger...keep in mind this was their 15th birthday. I bet whatever they do for 20 and 25 will be bigger.

And since Gavin left (check the masthead in the magazine) it seems like the magazine has only gotten bigger and they've made more money with their other projects like Vice TV / VBS...and party sponsorships too!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:47 PM

did children end up playing? i stumbled out after titus did the weezer set

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:49 PM

jesus lizard and bad brains videos up on youtube

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 6:55 PM

Some quick math. Say they got 1600 people in. It was probably less at any one time, probably more over the course of the event.

That's $156 per person.

I had a really good time. I thought that birthdays were about getting presents, not giving them, thanks Vice!

A lot of my friends didn't get in and I laughed at their dumb assess for not showing up earlier.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 7:04 PM

Seemed that if you showed up early or you showed up late you had no problem getting in. All the sheep that all arrived in the middle of prime party time had to wait. Big surprise.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 7:18 PM

I showed up a little after 10 and still found a huge line. What time did the line even start?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 7:21 PM

people were lining up at 9:15ish. i love how people continue to think that something is going to change with the next vice event. they throw the best parties, everyone wants to come, and the reason they throw the best parties is because they don't let every single shithead wearing a fedora inside. if you think this was "just like the boredoms and santos" i think you need to reevaluate your concept of time management and get there a fuckload earlier next time if you want to get in and don't know anyone who can get you in without waiting in line. then again, you wouldn't be able to come to a fucking MUSIC BLOG to complain about why your night was ruined because you did not have the foresight or wherewithal to get into a party that you knew half the fucking city wanted to go to. actually, just forget all that. next time don't come so i don't have to look at your stupid fucking face and watch you bribe a doorman $50 (I seriously saw a guy do this around 1:45 AM, after both the bands people came to see were finished).

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

i waited in line for 2 hrs with no paper ticket or wristband, but was on the "email guestlist" . just as JL started playing, the emergency door on the left of the main entrance with the tables opened and 30 people from the line snuck in (i just missed). then a very pissed guard realized what happened and slammed the door shut. i then made it to the table. there was a space between the table and the wall. one by one people snuck in past some indian looking woman in a white shirt and under a ladder. i got in when the lights in the hallway went out (and then stayed out all night). the room that JL played in was only 1/4 to 1/2 full. very minimal lines at the bar. very hot inside. sweat/water dripping of the ceiling. great PA system. before the BB went on i climbed the bicycle fence and was on the side of the stage behind the PA spkrs. which turned out to be a safe place to be very near the band. what happens when you give out free beer? people throw it everywhere. HR had lots of things thrown at him and he just had that impish grin throughout. at one point (2nd or 3rd song, the guards massed on stage and proceeded to move the barracade further into the audience. BB started playing again and the front row went nuts and the guards manhandled a couple of people. but after a while the guards disappeared and things were calm up front. at that point only some white dude in a white hat with a marijuana leaf seemed to be running security. all in all, vice put on a great event. as far as the people who had problems, you just have to know how to work the system.

Posted by i got in | November 1, 2009 8:59 PM

what is with those guido's for security?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:13 PM

they were iding everybody at lightning bolt also, and yet noone had to wait more than a couple minutes to get in. Vice is just incompetent

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:45 PM

I was talking to one of them briefly and I was astounded by just how stupid the guy was,

The cliche is true about dumb security guys.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:47 PM

they should have hired Hells Angels for security

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:48 PM

they should hire people who have experience and aren't morons

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 10:58 PM

Vice made a bunch of money off being funny in a novel way.

Only now they have no idea how to run the business they've created or how to come up with something equally novel.

Every time they try to put on an event it's the same bullshit. Boadrum anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:17 PM

"Every time they try to put on an event it's the same bullshit. Boadrum anyone?"

You are right about that.. Except you forgot to mention that both events were fucking awesome bills and a ton of people wanted to go to them, more than the venues could hold. So what is your suggestion? Vice should put on shittier events so no one wants to go? Remember the Vice 10 year anniversary party or were you still up at college in Boston in 2004? That was a shitshow too because it was an event a lot of people want to go to. How is it possibly their fault that more people show up to a PRIVATE EVENT than can get inside legally?

Should they just go under the radar and not do it legally and leave themself open to a lawsuit? That would be so edgy, so very Vice. Seriously, you are a retard.

And what is with the whole "vice doesn't know how to run a business" thing...have you ever seen their magazine or website or read about their agency? Looks like they are making money hand over fist.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:26 PM

hey guys im writing in from Austin TX here, and i am one of the crew from down here, along with Trace Crutchfield and James Stockbauer (google them) that was the inspiration for a lot of Vice stuff since the mid-90's. the vice guys are mostly all cool cats and the parties here during SXSW are always off the hook and hard to get into as well. you just gotta get there early, guy. so quit yer crying, grab a flask, get there early, get in and give it. psyched to hear the the jesus lizard killed it, can't wait to see them in Austin.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:31 PM

heres a suggestion:

hire more people to check ids and read the guestlist.

also:

hire competent people and don't just dump the job onto your unpaid interns and/or pigheaded security guards doing double duty.

Boadrum was a huge embarassment for your company, and you just made the same mistakes over again with this Halloween shitshow. Stop being so fucking cheap and half assed and run your shows intelligently if you're going to throw shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:32 PM

@11:32PM

They don't throw shows. They host private parties. If they wanted you there, you would have been inside. You are not important to them. End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:35 PM

everybody knows Vice has one two dimensional strategy with events...

always keep 'em waiting in line.

You guys are such geniuses! wow!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:38 PM

actually, 11:35, vip rsvps for this nonevent were being thrown around like candy. any two bit scenester in town had access to this "exclusive" party. I turned down several invites.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:40 PM

Vice people are out in force on this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:42 PM

i showed up to the 77 drum / boadrum thing super early, waited in line, and got in. and it was an amazing experience. did the same thing last night, and it was awesome for many different reasons. will do the same thing in the future. i'm no smarter than anyone else (and probably a fair bit dumber because of all that Colt 45), but i think the secret to getting in to vice events or any hot event is........................................................get there earlier than you think you need to.

and if that fails, there are always the brooklyn vegan message boards to vent on!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:43 PM

the one thing that must suck about being a rich kid, is how when there are events like this, you cant just buy your way in with a ticket. the lines outside of vice events truly are filled with trust fund hipster bloggers!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:45 PM

Vice can't run a door at an event. it's always been chaos at their shows, for as long as they've existed.

they think making people wait and exclusion are the key ingredients to "cool." pretty stupid stuff guys!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2009 11:52 PM

The Bad Brains getting interrupted by goons were worth the 2 hour wait and being pissed about missing TJL--had we been denied our luke warm Colt 45 half pints and syrupy whatever cocktails with a spritz of tequila the 40-something birthday boy in our group would have murdered us for waiting as his girl ditched the line after the first hour...however, if the list is going to be worthless and VICE have to be "by the book" with the fire marshals due to corporate legal considerations, then there is a bit of false advertising there with the registration that they should be liable for, especially considering the list was cut off 24 hours in advance and some people who registered didn't get on, so it wasn't as if the sole purpose was a body count (in theory). The e-mail states "doors for the list is at 11pm", and with that we showed up in the 10:30 range after waiting for tardy plus ones at Rosemarys that really should have been irrelevant to the situation at hand. The list was never used and there was no warning that there would be VIP people streaming ahead, nor was there any filter from people on the list versus people that weren't, but that shouldn't be an issue if VICE knows how many VIP's the are going to have before they invite the general public. "This is a party not a concert" party line espoused by the goons onstage and VICE is just a bunch of bullshit when you have 2 legendary bands that only 20% of the total crowd want to see play to a quarter to half capacity room with people waiting outside in the rain to see them, that were supposedly on a registered list, seems criminal. Ralph Nadar where are you????

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 1:53 AM

Boadrum wasn't Vice it was JellyNYC

Posted by rattie | November 2, 2009 4:47 AM

"due to corporate legal considerations"

Haha, yeah i'm sure the party's sponsors were leaning hard on FDNY to keep that party by the books. Another boilerplate wahfest from somebody who didn't show up 15 min early and get in with no problems.

Posted by anonymouse | November 2, 2009 9:07 AM

1:53AM

"there was no warning that there would be VIP people streaming ahead"

HA HA HA. No warning...you are just an idiot if you need a warning that there are going to be VIP's getting to cut the line. Seriously?


"Ralph Nadar where are you????"
P.S. It's spelled Nader and I'm sure you know he's a consumer rights advocate, so he probably would laugh at a bunch of kids complaining that they didn't get into a party they didn't pay for.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 9:50 AM

Anon Sunday 11:57 AM here

"What, you aren't able to wait in line for more than 45 minutes, or an hour and change to get into something"

It was apparent that after 45 minutes, that would take easily another hour before we got inside. Your "an hour and change" estimation is far off. It seems like many people that were waiting over 2 hours in line (like we would had if we stayed) didn't get in. I was there 40 minutes before the non-VIP doors were supposed to open. I have no problem waiting 45 minutes, I have a problem with waiting 2 hours and still not getting in.

"Is you time so valuable?"

Actually, it is. I was not some scenesters just there for the free booze. I have a job and can buy my own alcohol. I am a TJL fan and I already have tickets for both Irving shows (ah, the benefits of having a job). Why should I wait any longer since I will already be seeing them in two weeks? Besides, I might fly out to Fun Fun Fun fest this coming weekend, so that would be three times in two weeks. Score!

"you guys are ... out of town ... kids"

I am neither "out of town" nor a "kid".

"I've lived here since the early 1980's"

Good for you. Being in the city longer makes you feel more important? I was born here in 1973, so I have at least a decade more than you of living in the city (although technically I have lived 8 years in other cities/countries). I guess this all means that I am more important than you.

So you are so proud of yourself that you waiting a long time to get in something for free. Once again, good for you. My hourly rate is much higher than the $25 ticket cost for the Irving show. Who is the sucker now?

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

11:11AM: You're the sucker. You didn't get in and are now sad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 11:20 AM

77 boardrum was both Vice AND JellyNYC.

what a winning combo that was!

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 3:57 PM

the Vice crybaby defense team doesn't seem to realize that nearly noone on this thread dissing them here even wanted to go this party.

not so much a crew of sore losers who "couldn't get in" as much as a bunch of savvy New Yorkers who are bored with Vice's schtick and enjoy laughing at them when they fucking FAIL epically.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 4:02 PM


"Actually, it is. I was not some scenesters just there for the free booze. I have a job and can buy my own alcohol"

Unless you were working later that evening or first thing Sunday Morning, the fact that you are employed is irrelevant. THe fact that you have to go to work on Monday means that your night was free like everyone else's and could have waited if you so chose.

"Why should I wait any longer since I will already be seeing them in two weeks? "

Then why are you complaining?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 4:59 PM

Vice began as a crew of Canadian nerds who couldn't get invited to parties, and now, many years later, they are a collection of Canadian nerds living in New York who can't run parties to save their lives.

Noone really wants them at their parties either, then as now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 5:01 PM

2:03pm clearly pissed off Saroosh!

Hey asshole. You're a millionaire. Freaking out over what people say about you in anonymous forums is embarrassing for you!

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 7:22 PM

my bf works for vice. security went "rougue." vice is supposedly suing them, and very unhappy with the whole affair. we shall see if vice actually does the right thing, otherwise they just paid 250K for bad PR.

Posted by debacle | November 3, 2009 10:18 AM

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