photos by Chris Doss

DOWNLOAD: Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass (MP3)

"Jelly pool party was historic/epic. DMC + Andrew WK + Les Savy Fav+Doug E Fresh : unforgettable. Gucci mane is the gertrude stein of hip hop" -erikhinton

Gucci Mane @ Williamsburg Waterfront Sunday
Gucci Mane

When they said "surprise" they meant it, though as rumored (and here), Gucci Mane was on the lineup of the final Jelly Pool Party on Sunday, August 29th, at Williamsburg Waterfront. Andrew WK hinted at his participation the night before, but for the most part, the lineup remained a rumor until the artists hit the stage. Featuring DJ sets by The Rub and Smalltown DJs, Sunday's Pool Party-that-almost-didn't-happen featured performances from DMC (of Run DMC), Andrew WK (and Cherie Lilly), Doug E Fresh, Doug's son's group, Big Freedia (and dancer), The Cool Kids, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav), and Atlanta MC Gucci Mane in addition to the previously announced Dominique Young Unique and Delorean.

Unlike Run, Andrew WK and Tim Harrington helped DMC perform "It's Tricky" and "Walk this Way". Delorean, already headlining multiple nights at 600+ capacity venues in NYC, played 2nd on the bill after an opening set by Dominique Young Unique who was busting out of her top as she played songs like "Show My Ass" (download that song above).

Dominique Young Unique
Dominique Young Unique

But Dominique's outfit was nothing compared to the stage show of New Orleans's Big Freedia who brought "Ass Everywhere" to a NYC crowd for the third time in two days (Freedia also performed at PS1 on Saturday and at Coco66 later that night) (Dominique also played again later Sunday night at Brooklyn Bowl).

So was it the final pool party ever?

...Series' co-founder, Sarah Hooper, has said that she "hates" what the beloved Pool Parties have become: lame concerts with muted speakers, too many security guards and too much oversight from the state and its patron, Open Space Alliance. She even hinted that Jelly's current side-project, a six-show free series called "Rock Yard" on Wythe Avenue, could replace the Pool Parties (so named because they began at the McCarren Park pool).

Hooper didn't fork over any of the juicy details when she took the stage on Sunday to give a crammed park its final farewell.

"Thank you so much, we love being in Brooklyn," she said to a roaring crowd. "Don't ever let anybody tell you that you can't be yourself." -[Brooklyn Paper]

By the way, Chuck Schumer was there again too. Until next year?

More pictures and some videos from the whole day, below...

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Dominique Young Unique...

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Delorean...

Delorean

[More Delorean pictures here]

The Cool Kids...

Cool Kids

Cool Kids

Cool Kids

Big Freedia...

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Doug E Fresh and his kid...

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Fresh

Doug E Freshs son

Doug E Freshs son

Doug E Freshs son

Doug E Freshs son

Doug E Freshs son

Doug E Freshs son

DMC with Tim Harrington, Snakes Say Hiss, Andrew WK, Cherie Lily, and DJ Cosmo Baker...

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

[more pictures of the DMC set, HERE]

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Shaking ass with Big Freedia

DMC and Andrew WK and Tim H - It's Tricky

Gucci Mane - Lemonade (Live at the Pool Parties)