Posted in dance | music | pictures on September 11, 2011

photos by Leia Jospe

Rusko & fans
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Clean or dirty? Uplifting or brutal? Those were choices dance-music fans could make on Saturday, the second day of the weekend-long Electric Zoo 2011 on Randalls Island. They could go for the polished tones, warm chords and step-by-step buildups of trance and house, the overlapping styles that have long dominated dance clubs worldwide and that gave Electric Zoo its headliners: Tiesto on Friday, David Guetta on Saturday and Armin van Buuren on Sunday. The unsubtle four-on-the-floor beat of trance has been a longtime staple of European pop hits, and in recent years American acts like Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Rihanna have also embraced it.

Or they could get knocked around by the squirmy, distorted bass lines, sudden blasts and saw-toothed bits of melody of dubstep, which after years of enjoyment by devotees is now making itself known to a broader United States audience through D.J.'s like Skrillex, whose fans screamed with joy on Saturday afternoon. [NY Times]

Due to a family emergency, a BV photographer wasn't able to make it to all three days of Electric Zoo at Randall's Island over Labor Day weekend, but Leia did get there for the first day (the Friday that Plastikman didn't happen), and came back with this fun set of pictures. They continue below...

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Comments (58)

my, those are lovely breasts

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:00 AM

I uh... ok. I'll just sit here and wait...

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:00 AM

the photographer is one horny muther fucker.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:04 AM

Things learned about Electric Zoo:

1. Ed hhhhahhhdyyyy.
2. The to boob to douchebag ratio was 1:1.
3. The coolest person there was the security guard.
4. Fans of Brokencyde have moved on to techno.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:11 AM

5. The guy who photobombed the security guard got lost on his way to the Big Four.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:13 AM

Eleactric Muffin Top Festival

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:13 AM

So what drugs are popular in this scene nowadays? By the looks of things, speedy E pills mostly... Seems like special K and good old angel dust are out of fashion?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:15 AM

nice clown shit mohawk!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:27 AM

This photoset made me realize that I hate fun.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:41 AM

@12:15, MOLLY, and lots of it. Some acid too.

EZoo was awesome, I only made it for Sunday. Haters gon' hate, but I had a blast, and you would have too.

To 12:11, I don't see what the problem could possibly be with a fantastic ratio of beautiful women wearing next to nothing. Again, haters gon' hate.

Rusko needs a better hair stylist. The photographer needs to be less horny and take more pics of the actual DJs.

I don't see how if you had a 3 day press pass you couldn't just get a different photographer to go for the last 2 days. I mean jesus, free electric zoo press pass.

I will most certainly be attending next year. Thanks for the pics.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | September 12, 2011 12:47 AM

These people are basically Juggalos.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:54 AM

so this is what teenagers are up to huh?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:57 AM

What does it all mean?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:00 AM

Don't listen to 1247, photographer. We want the horny pics and appreciate your unbridled lechery. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:22 AM

bikini

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:46 AM

12:41 awesome

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:51 AM

i dun get it

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 2:16 AM

Wow. Seriously, what does it all mean?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 3:15 AM

I thought Raves were over...I am 32.

I ran into a rave a a warehouse this weekend and was blown away to see half naked 14 year olds f'd up out of there minds! Wow!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:11 AM

I wonder what it's like to be a tard?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:22 AM

These people are basically Juggalos....at a herpes convention. Whats the difference though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 5:08 AM

how does one run into a rave warehouse exactly?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 8:16 AM

Preferable to hipsters, but not by much.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 8:26 AM


wow. that's a crowd i ... er, hope to never be forced to share a broken elevator with. and dude, your channel t-shirt works perfect in that crowd. way to bring on the fashion, bro. and to many of the boys and girls in that photo set, please, for the love of all things post-lcd + billyburgers, put more clothing on. we know, you have fat rolls and tattoos you'll regret next week, but we all don't want to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 8:50 AM

I refuse to believe this is real.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:21 AM

what a horrific collection of humanity

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:26 AM

I think 12:54am just made the only insightful BV comment of the week.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:31 AM

"You Better Belize It"

yup. that pretty much sums it all up, right there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:42 AM

are most of the chicks here pregnant?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 10:19 AM

It's a pity that civilians can't call in air strikes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 11:07 AM

1. photog is mad creepy. In so many of those pics the expression on the girls faces is "my bf is going to kick ur ass."

2. Lots and lots and female stomach guts. Just cover it up please.

3. Lol @ fist pumping to some dude with a freakin lap top.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:08 PM

This photog has questionable taste in women. I'd say he was only right about 10% of the time.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 12:45 PM

wow. these are just gross.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:03 PM

12:11 basically this is a shit festival. Only good artist was TokiMonsta.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:11 PM

I busted out my JNCO's and raved out! It was fun. Stop hating.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:28 PM

WTF! Seriously WTF! These people are so ...

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:29 PM

I like my dance music without the comic book characters/accessories

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 2:29 PM

Agreed, 8:26.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 2:49 PM

who in their right mind would have a food stand named "Asia Dog"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 8:37 PM

candy bracelet, candy bracelet
hypercolor, hypercolor
furry boots, furry boots
drug casualty, drug casualty

Posted by rave cliche bingo | September 15, 2011 12:29 AM

frath gortOn crannellu

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 1:45 AM

11:07 11:07 11:07

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 3:49 AM

there's like seven photos of the same guy with the hideous hipster-highlight hair. like seriously, were you following him around the entire festival?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 4:45 PM

Some of these bitches need 50-60 Spin classes. Cover up the friggin' guts. Then again the "guys" in these shots are hipster loser than would fuck anything gut or not!

Posted by Grim Reaper | September 19, 2011 10:55 AM

If you guys aren't rollin' then you don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2011 2:59 PM

I was there the last night of this music festival and it was awesome! There were a lot of crazy lookin ppl and a lot of great lookin ppl just like anywhere in the world why be so critical...besides that place got so hot (tempture wise) do the the weather and massive amounts of lights and ppl in one spot so clothes were coming off reguardless....but I guess thats what haters and bloggers do...hate....but whatever...its a good time and I'm goin next year!

Posted by Stacy | September 19, 2011 11:34 PM

this all makes me a little nostalgic.. rave on

Posted by Kelly | September 20, 2011 4:39 PM

que?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2011 12:48 AM

you guys realize that the "horny photographer" is a girl, right?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2011 12:33 PM

tramp stamp convention..

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 11:36 AM

Would've been better if it was photos & a review from a Spin Doctors show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 11:53 AM

I've realized most comments on this blog are from people venting when they didn't get to go to a show. I blame BV, because over 50% of their posts are after-the-fact.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2011 3:10 AM

I second that, 11:53!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2011 5:54 AM

I wish I was there, I'm bored and that brought back the rollin days when I had fun, f#*k it I would have gotten down bitches

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2011 9:06 PM

Most of these posts need a violin from the back section.. maybe to a quarter to call someone who can listen to your nonsense.. parties are fun, life is fun.. deal with it

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 11:02 AM

if you're going to post photos of a music festival at least include some TnA shots in it, c'mon now!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 2:03 PM

Did anyone try one of those BILLY BOY condoms? Best condom ive ever used in my entire life!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2011 2:37 PM

Wild and wicked

Posted by Greg | February 8, 2014 5:20 PM

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