Posted in dance | music | pictures on April 5, 2010

photos by Zachary Alex Stern

"Major Lazer was wicked last night at Terminal 5. Made me act like a fool." - Jake Shears

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HARD PACKED Terminal 5 full of sweaty bodies on Saturday night (4/3). Pacifiers, bright colors and eyes rolling back into people's heads were in abundance. Skimpily outfitted dancers often decorated the stage at what was otherwise mostly a DJ show. Destructo opened the night (but Zach missed them). Then came Russia's Proxy followed by Portugal's always-fun and lively (and mc-led) Buraka Som Sistema. Headliners of the night were Boys Noize who actually kept visuals to a minimum, and Major Lazer (aka Diplo and Switch) who, like at SXSW, kept things over the top. In Austin they had one kind of monster. In NYC there was a dragon.

HARD's next NYC party takes place in an even larger venue this summer...

Global trendsetter & cultural icon M.I.A. will make her 2010 national stage debut at HARD NYC on Saturday, July 24th at the South Island Field on Governors Island. In conjunction with M.I.A.'s NEET Recordings label, confirmed performers for this two-stage festival include Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Skream, Benga, Ninjasonik, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, Destructo & much much more TBA.
Tickets are still on sale. More pictures from Terminal 5 below...

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Comments (34)

white people.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:30 AM

fuck. this. scene.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:35 AM

can't wait for these comments

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:39 AM

Wow, a lot of classy folks made it out to the event. I didn't realize pacifiers were still en vogue, either.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:46 AM

All kidding aside,

those were some ugly chicks.


Good riddance, I didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:54 AM

White people? Looks like a lot of yellow and brown too. Stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 9:57 AM

"White people? Looks like a lot of yellow and brown too. Stupid."

yea...but mostly white.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:06 AM

Looks like it was a fun event. I wonder what type of set proxy played. I missed it but those poeple looked like they had an awesome time. Major Lazer always throws such a crazy show, Chinese dragons? haha.

People stop hating. Even if your not into this scene there is no reason to hate on someone. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:15 AM

wow...must suck being diplo and realizing that your paying audience is a bunch of nerdy teenagers from Long Island.

what a shit crowd!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:16 AM

$$$$

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:24 AM

bring on the HATE! major lazer doin big tings!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:26 AM

I'm soooo glad I'm old.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:27 AM

10:16, it must suck being Diplo? Kidding, right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:28 AM

10:27, is that you with the Joy Division tat?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 10:40 AM

No matter how good they are (or aren't), I can't imagine ever actively being a fan of a band called "Boys Noize."

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 11:23 AM

truly scary crowd

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 11:30 AM

10:15 - I have most of Proxy's set up on my Youtube page and most of the others:

www.youtube.com/JOEDONUT

These folks care more about the people than the music which is pretty shallow. Anyway, they'd just be taking up space if they went or stand there with their arms folded or something. More tickets for us right! I mean HARD Fest is 2 for 2 for selling out T5 so that must say something no?

And a message for BV. I know a lot of people there might've been doing it but I don't think "Ecstasy" should be tagged for the show. It's an all ages and I feel like you're linking this music directly to drug use which isn't that cool. And Switch wasn't even there.

:^)

Posted by joedonut | April 5, 2010 11:43 AM

Terminal 5 turned in to Exit again but they replaced all the good looking people with gross little nerds.

What happened to the good looking people?

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | April 5, 2010 12:34 PM

lol crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 12:34 PM

Anymore pictures of this girl are greatly appreciated:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/proxy/terminal5/18.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 1:01 PM

Momma got stretch marks on her belly.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 1:31 PM

Ugly Korean kid if first pic is feeling it. So glad I'm too old to even understand who/what is going on...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 2:10 PM

I was the oldest person there prob by 10 years (these kids absolutely watched movies made before they were born about "raves" - even saw a couple pairs of angel wings), but it was still one of the best shows I've seen in NYC in a while. (You'd be surprised by how much more energy there is in a room when it's filled with hundreds of tweens rather than all of us aging, cynical city dwellers). The preposterous amount of sweating was not ideal, but overall crazy fun.

Also, how you can not enjoy good dancehall (with extra beats) is beyond me, but Buraka Som and Boys Noize also made everyone's heads explode.

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Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 2:47 PM

gathering of the uggos

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 4:22 PM

I was prob twice the age of most of the crowd...i even saw one of my students!!!!
who knew the rave seen was still alive!!! pacifiers,angel wings, face paint. I felt like i was in a time machine.
def not the crowd i was expecting.although prob the sickest show ive seen in a while.
As you get older you get a little picky about what shows you get out of the house for. This one was def worth it. And def worth the 3 days of recovery after....

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 8:01 PM

"No matter how good they are (or aren't), I can't imagine ever actively being a fan of a band called "Boys Noize.""


what an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 12:46 AM

Guy with Unknown Pleasures tattoo = boss

Posted by Ray | April 6, 2010 1:47 AM

wow! i have never seen pics on this site with so many douches.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 10:09 AM

certainly looks like one heckuva classy event!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 1:47 PM

this shit makes me wanna puke.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2010 12:47 AM

Strong Island BABY

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2010 10:44 PM

looks like a lively gig... also looks like the crowd came straight from a Jonus Brothers show haha. Im seeing them in London, so if you went to this gig please dont tell your similar aged + ugly english friends how good it was!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2010 6:38 PM

Guy with Unknown Pleasures tattoo = boss

Posted by Ray


my thoughts exactly

Posted by lowrez | August 21, 2010 12:16 AM

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