(outside the) BOREDOMS ‘Boadrum’ under the Brooklyn Bridge
DOWNLOAD: Boredoms – Jungle Taitei (MP3)
The Boredoms (& 74 friends) played a free 77 drum “BoaDrum” show under the Brooklyn Bridge in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, NYC on Saturday 7/7/07 @ 7:07 for
about 77 minutes almost two hours. I unfortunately was one of the thousands that did not get in. According to the extremely heated comment sections HERE, HERE, and HERE, there were about 4000 people who did get in. I walked away only blaming myself for showing up so late. I didn’t even realize until afterwards that those who arrived as early as 3pm didn’t even get in, and I totally sympathize with the people who waited on line for hours just to find out the place was at capacity – that obviously should not have happened.
By the time stupid-me arrived, the line was still huge, and the police had just started to take control of the door. Everyone else associated with the event was left completely powerless against the guys in uniforms. Nobody was getting in – even some guy who was “with the Boredoms”, press, a volunteer who had left or something – NOBODY. I was sad, but decided to make the most of it. I hung-out outside – listening, walking around, sitting on the rocks by the water, and taking pictures. About 45-60 minutes into the show I went back to the front entrance to find at least 200 people filing out early. “Excellent!”, I and everyone else at the door thought, “one out, one in”, but NOPE. The cops refused to even let in the diehards who never left their spots on line throughout the entire event. THAT was the most frustrating thing for me. It made no sense. They could no longer blame capacity – they (the cops) just felt like being dicks – even lecturing the pleading crowd, “blah blah you should get to free concerts early blah blah talk to my boss not me blah blah…”. You could tell they were loving every minute of it.
More pictures, including some of those watching the show from up on the Brooklyn Bridge, below….
Japanese band, Japanese beer…
watching from the bridge….
Oh well. As many have pointed out, this is the same place U2 played a few years ago.
* a list of this weekend’s 77 Drummers