Posted in music | pictures on August 9, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Escape 2 NY

The first-annual Escape to NY Festival kicked off on the Shinnecock Nation reservation in South Hampton on Friday. Patti Smith headlined the day, and we already posted those pics. Now here are the rest from the three-turned-two day festival, Best Coast included. They continue below...

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More Patti Smith pics HERE

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Comments (42)

oh my.... there really was no one there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:48 AM

fest was good, but i hope when they return next year there is more availability of vegetarian options. perhaps hummus with pita bread and olive oil or some other high-protein items?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:50 AM

Is it time yet for this trend of dudes in indie bands wearing 70's style tank tops to end?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:50 AM

crickets

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:50 AM

Crowd looks a little sparse...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:51 AM

Wow it looks like they're are more performers than concert goers. Sad what a waste of money...I wonder how the Quicksilver Concert series will do.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 10:59 AM

could they have put Patti Smith's name a little bigger on the shirt???

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:00 AM

and the least-attended festival of summer 2011 award goes to...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:05 AM

Seems about right. As barren as the reservations themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:08 AM

Yikes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:10 AM

So the food trucks actually outnumbered people at this thing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:11 AM

what a weird set up...the whole thing looks so disjointed, with a hodge-podge of 1/2 completed craft-fair projects.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:24 AM

I was hoping for a bigger crowd. I only sold 3 of my authentic Indian blankets, complete with smallpox.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:33 AM

OMG ALEX ENGLISHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:34 AM

From the pics on here and what I saw from people on facebook who went to this, it looks like it was the most obnoxious display of rich/model kids putting flowers in their hair and thinking they are hippies I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:38 AM

Ridiculously small crowd. But they were a special breed of hipster as most had good skin and were reasonably attractive. The gene pool must be better out there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:42 AM

I don't know, but they could have donated those teddy bears to underprivileged and abused children instead of just being a display for yuppie cunts to bath in.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:43 AM

1. Is that a dude or a chick on the left in the panda slammer?
2. In every picture of Best Coast it appears as if they dont know how/arent even playing their instruments.
3. Why does it seem that every little kid at concerts has that same pair of blue aviator headmuffs? Is there a specialty store for yuppie parents that go to concerts? Is there actually only one kid but he goes to every concert? Is it actually a kid or is it some old dude like in that movie about the adopted spanish chick?

phew.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:44 AM

11:42: Yeah, that's what I was thinking also. A lot of weak-gened hipsters probably didn't survive in the making of the few out there. That or the rejects just moved to Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:51 AM

1) Probably a chick with one of those fake mustaches that she thinks is funny.
2) Because they don't know how.
3) I don't know.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:52 AM

trying to understand the mindset of the person who would buy/wear the ketamine shirt

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 12:10 PM

just wanted to say bp fallon is one of the biggest jerks I have ever met.

Posted by Tim Sullivan | August 9, 2011 12:10 PM

Both BP Fallon and Alex English owe me early 2000's money.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 12:24 PM

i dont know any of those people except bp fallon and patti smith.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:15 PM

just when i thought band names couldn't get any dumber, i learn of chairlift. do you kids even try anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:19 PM

you wanna know the truth? it's true, the turnout sucked, it was disjointed, but i'm telling the truth when i say that there were TONS of beautiful women there....seriously.

shooting fish in a barrel, my friends, shooting fish in a barrel.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:23 PM

^You wanna know the truth? I was there too. Some of the girls might have been cute but no one was hooking up with them...seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:30 PM

ill see your ketamine t-shirt, and raise you a metrocard skirt?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 1:34 PM

I was there and had a great time, I also got laid. Hahahaha, did someone say NFId?

Posted by Mick Jagger | August 9, 2011 1:57 PM

i head the organizers did not engage the community at all, had no idea what they were doing and were obnoxious. so i guess this is karma

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:04 PM

Of course there's gonna be beautiful women there, it's South Hampton. Money=beautiful women.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:20 PM

"you wanna know the truth?"

There is no such absolute here at BV.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:21 PM

The pictures actually make it look cooler than it was, it was a total hipster fest complete with super offensive tepees on pow pow grounds for the rich kids. The reason why this festival was even able to make it past the first day is because they barely paid (if at all, I talked to three acoustic stage acts who said it wasn't a paying gig and that they had lost money by going to play there) any of the entertainment. Even Patti Smith said, "festivals are great aren't they, even when they SUCK" on stage during her set.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:37 PM

@2:37 - I agree with everything you say except that it wasn't "a total hipster fest." The few people that were there were pretty diverse in age, style, etc. But I can confirm their non-payment of many of the artists, especially those on the acoustic stage. Pure rubbish!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:45 PM

@1:57 - Hahahaha...WTF does "NFId" mean "Mick"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:51 PM

looks like this festival also should have been canceled.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 3:00 PM

PANDA SLAMMER!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 4:47 PM

Close to capacity crowd... Guess that all depends on your definition of the word "close."

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 5:56 PM

close to the capacity of Death By Audio

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 6:38 PM

did any of you idiots notice the "day 1" at the top of this post??
why won't you wait for saturday's pics,
there were at least 1000 people there. all of them got in for free, that is true, but it was not empty at all!

Posted by me | August 9, 2011 6:55 PM

absolute fail.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 7:09 PM

Yeah, it looks nice, but it couldn't be any more pretentious unless it was held at a Hummus factory.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 7:28 PM

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