Posted in music | pictures on July 19, 2010

Stillwell Stage photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Siren Festival

"To close out the night, fans had the option of checking out Matt and Kim at the main stage or Holy Fuck at the alternate stage. The choice was clear, I went with the latter, and they easily turned out to be my favorite performance of the night. Their weird, intellectualized sound came to the forefront for the masses to witness firsthand and it's quite the process. With film reels rolling and making glorious sounds, lead singer Brian Borcherdt sporadically took the mic, shoved it between his teeth, and danced just as hard as any of the onlookers. It was clearly the most-lively show of the night. Holy Fuck as a satisfying headliner for the bill was a question on many people's minds, so the band had some expectations to live up to, but they totally thrived on those exact expectations and exceeded them tenfold. Even though the event was fully sponsored/curated, Holy Fuck performed in all aspects with the heart of any DIY performer." [Neon Musical Insight]
Our first set of Siren Festival pictures had a bit from both stages. Then came the main stage with some bonus shots of Matt & Kim in the ocean. We conclude with all the bands from the Stillwell Stage, with some more of Ted Leo from the main stage, and one more bonus shot of Matt & friends in the ocean, below...

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Apache Beat...

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Wye Oak...

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Ponytail...

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Earl Greyhound...

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Harlem...

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Cymbals Eat Guitars....

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Holy Fuck...

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and back to the Main Stage for a second for some more Ted Leo (and Marissa) by Sarah Mulligan....

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and over to the beach for one more shot of Matt (and Kim) in the ocean by Ken Bachor....

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see you in 2011 Siren.

More pictures of the ocean swim (and of all the bands on the main stage) HERE, and even more pictures HERE.

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Comments (71)

"intellectualized sound" hahahaha kill that guy for 10 dollars

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 10:41 PM

Is beans killing that girl?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 10:54 PM

waddup purple dress?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 11:37 PM

fat dude on staight 'kill yrself' status...

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 11:53 PM

11:53 yup, fat boy needs to just pull that bag down a couple more inches and then breathe deeply

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:21 AM

3 best things about 2010 Siren Fest:
1. Free!
2. Harlem played.
3. Atlantic ocean to dive into.

3 worst things about 2010 siren fest.
1. Crummy sound.
2. Lots of overweight people in skimpy suits.
3. No hummus available anywhere on boardwalk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:51 AM

fuck you I had fun. along with all the other fat sweaty hairy backed bears in crowd.

Posted by bitch tits | July 20, 2010 1:03 AM

I didnt know holy fuck before, and people were really into them at the show, but i prefer iggy pops raw power to holy fucks "intellectualized sound".

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:28 AM

If I never see another pic of the down syndrome ewok that fronts Ponytail again I'll die happy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:41 AM

Holy Fuck killed it. What a great time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:02 AM

That lead photo is an absolute classic. Love the expression on that woman's face. BEEEEEEAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNS!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:34 AM

ted leo and pharMEHcists

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:36 AM

microphones are so phallic

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:39 AM

in the lead photo the girl is talking to a friend that is blocked out of the picture.. the reason she is making the disgusted face is because she found out they didn't have any hummus for sale

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:21 AM

I believe the lead off photo is of the same lovely woman I photographed at the Les Savy Fav/Polvo/Grails show at Newtown Barge Park. If she eats hummus its working for her. See here at the end of the Grails shots>

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/07/les_savy_fav_pl_9.html

gC

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:28 AM

I'm completely disgusted by how people are making fun of Darren Mabee. (Really, that lead pic? Really?) He's just a fucking fan that loves music, and isn't getting in the way of anyone else having fun. Yes, he's overweight. Yes, he's a loud, brash, dancing dude. Fuck, he's the embodiment of what kind of people USED to go see shows in Brooklyn. Fucking poser faggots. All of you. Darren, we love you.

Posted by Ulysees | July 20, 2010 4:00 AM

He's not getting in the way of anyone else having fun? Have you smelled him?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:08 AM

D Mehcabee

seriously he shouldn't even be allowed within talking distance of that fine nubian godass

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:08 AM

D Mehcabee

seriously he shouldn't even be allowed within talking distance of that fine nubian godass

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:17 AM

D Mehcabee

seriously he shouldn't even be allowed within talking distance of that fine nubian godass

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:17 AM

yea...seriously. y'all need to back up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 8:34 AM

Mr. Bean and Sloth had a baby....it went on to sing for intellectual band 'Ponytail' and endured constant berating from aonymous online message boards.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 8:42 AM

I'd rather lick Darren's asscrack sweat than ever ever EVER have to hear Ponytail again. It's going to be a beautiful day on earth when they break up and she decides to don a Sneezy costume and move to Disneyland. She makes the Boredoms sound like Bruce Springsteen.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:00 AM

Anyone ever read Confederacy of Dunces? That guy IS Ignatius J. Reilly. Right down to the yellow and bloodshot eyes and M. Minkoff style girlfriend. It's crazy, like he's done it on purpose.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:18 AM

hello pink tank top. (last picture fellow pervs)

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:18 AM

I saw Holy Fuck open up for MIA at McCarren years ago. Totally blew me away...

Members of Earl Greyhound = hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:38 AM

That Fine Nubian Goddess needs a deep conditioner.

Posted by Nugget | July 20, 2010 9:41 AM

Earl Greyhound are more talented than 1000 Ponytails!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:42 AM

I always wondered about what a 15 year old Rowan Atkinson would look like it he was pretended to be a girl and fronted a pathetic indie band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:45 AM

Earl Greyhound < Stillwater

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:58 AM

10 day old crusty hummus > Ponytail

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:05 AM

I WOULD SUCK SO MUCH FUCKING COCK IT'S RIDICULOUS. FUCK ME HARD, MAN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:10 AM

After watching Darren Mabee spray suntan lotion all over about 30 people for no reason other than frustration over high cholesterol, and the fact that his parents are cousins, I question anyone that leaps to his defense as a poor, misunderstood soul.

Really, no one that is even slightly interesting has slammed into a stranger at a concert for no reason in at least a decade.

Also, whoever brought out an actual volleyball before Holy Fuck is a complete moron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:33 AM

the suntan lotion incident was welcome to me as i forgot to put suntan lotion on before heading to coney.

however, a mouthful of Beans's back hair after he slammed into my face was deeply disturbing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:46 AM

That fat loser is SO f--king annoying.

F--k anyone who defends him as a goodtime guy trying to have fun.

Dude shows up 99% naked to a show, acts like a fool and makes a spectacle of himself. I'm not supposed to comment about this??!

F him, F you!!! I hope he bangs into the wrong dude one day and gets cracked in the face. F--king pathetic a-hole!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:52 AM

Wait, so the fat dude isn't Dan Deacon?

Who is this Darren Mabee? He is a famous music fan? Kinda random.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | July 20, 2010 10:58 AM

I dont really wish that fat dude would die of a heart attack per say...but maybe just getting a minor one would be good to send him a wake up call..

fat drunk & stupid is no way to go through life..

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:00 AM

Earl Greyhound > All but three acts at Siren.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:10 AM

Lead in pic looks like Worst Blind Date Ever!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:26 AM

whoever noticed that chick who was standing by the fat guy was in other photos is a TOTAL fucken creep

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:30 AM

they made a baby that nite

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:07 PM

@1130 how so, in the picture before the Earl Greyhound pictures he is delivering a massive face first suplex to the girl. Hard not to notice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:14 PM

I had so much fun at siren this year... You need to go prepared though. I brought the following 3 things with me to make for an enjoyable time:
1. Flask of Kentucky bourbon to avoid paying for $6.00 watered down beer.
2. A bathing suit.
3. A small tub of hummus (and celery sticks for dipping)

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:22 PM

He clearly likes all the negative attention, which I found to be sad, really.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l5v4m4KTxY1qzzhzdo1_500.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:41 PM

@1241 thats just him flirting with the chick (?) from ponytail.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:48 PM

I was once a bit overweight. All I did was exercise a bit every morning and switch to low-fat hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:55 PM

Yo fuck that fat boy. He can go eat a dick. If you act like a clown you get clowned. Shit aint that complicated.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:09 PM

By the way there is free licensce to make fun of him for his weight. If he was skinny, he wouldn't stand out whether he acted the same way or not. He is trying to use his largess for attention, to get the pass to do everything that he does that a skinny hipster couldn't get away with.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:20 PM

Fat jokes are an acceptable form of entertainment. All you "politically correct" people need to chill out.
But the real point here is that large fellow had a good time, and that gets cool points in my book.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:26 PM

How much did Duane Reade pay that guy to wear their bag on his head?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:52 PM

Here's PC for ya...

He's a fat POS and the little guy from Ponytail is about the fugliest thing I've seen since Sloth and Mr.Bean conceived it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:19 PM

What a bunch of twisted fuck-ups you people are. And who the hell cares about the fat guy & hummus.

Posted by lando calrissian | July 20, 2010 2:45 PM

WHO CARES ABOUT HUMMUS?!?

How dare you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:57 PM

Ponytail is the next Vampire Weekend. Maybee gets more pussy than the porta potties.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:04 PM

Who puts their pussy on the porta potties? What a shithead analogy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 4:14 PM

matt and kim... who owns them, pepsi?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:27 PM

As for this Beans character, anyone who treats women and girls the way he does at shows should be banned. It is NOT ok to pick up someone against her will or rub your sweaty body against her (see "frottage," it's a crime) or slam her face into a barrier, as he appears to be doing in that one photo. That's not "having fun," that's harassment.

Posted by E | July 21, 2010 12:42 AM

2:19, i'm sure more than half of BV readers would totally bang that ponytail boy

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 12:50 AM

Given the fat guy's unhealthy eating choices and his careless partying lifestyle, I give him 6-10 more years to live should he continue down the current path.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 8:35 AM

Thanks, Dr. 8:35

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 4:19 PM

Does this fat guy really need to be on the front page of this site any longer?

Posted by Venkman | July 22, 2010 11:50 PM

the other day I found out I had a mutual friend with Darren Mabee on facebook. disturbing stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2010 5:40 PM

cool, u posted my video

Posted by jared | July 26, 2010 10:58 AM

please get this fat fuck off the front page

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 7:36 PM

If that fat fuck ever bumps into me, I will knock him the fuck OUT, promise.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | July 29, 2010 12:26 AM

please get that fucking pig man off the front page. jesus fucking christ. kill yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2010 12:03 PM

Just tell me what show that fat pig is going to next and when he bumps into me he'll have a headache he won't soon forget when he wakes up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2010 3:30 PM

duane reade comment... awesome

Posted by analonymous | July 29, 2010 6:11 PM

Wow you guys should all really be proud of yourselves. It really takes a lot of courage and clever insight to be able to mock a naked hairy obese man who acts a fool in public. Where did all you hipsters acquire such razor-sharp skills of observation? You obviously have a lot to teach the world, go forth and share your wise gifts....

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 12:38 PM

Ponytail was pretty fresh. The rest of the bands on the Stillwell stage elicited head nods and foot taps. They were all competent and played well.

Ponytail induced crowd surfing. Hard to say how they did it, but they definitely raised the energy level.

Loved the opening number:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Juliet01987#p/a/u/0/2ylYnxqDUjM

Posted by Black Dog Clan | September 16, 2010 10:19 PM

wow, hipster cool guys. fakebook smile much?

Posted by dep constan | January 2, 2011 4:17 AM

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