After a couple of weeks of absentmindedly studying the overwhelming, anxiety inducing Northside Festival schedule, I settled on heading over to Bruar Falls to check out Seapony and The Secret History. Mostly because SPIN had recommended the latter.
However, my friend was assigned to work the show at 285 Kent Ave. and I figured the other show would get enough attention, so I stuck around. Besides, 285 Kent Ave. had a section dedicated to Babycastles arcade games, that sealed the deal.
There were some cancellations & change ups, so I will only speak of the bands I saw. I didn’t stick around all night cause I have one of those 9 to 5 jobs.
The first band was Beggars In A New Land. They looked like two young guys fresh out of high school, maybe college freshmen. Just them, some synths, a laptop and green laser lights. I don’t know anything about them, maybe they’re not new to performing. They seemed confident and started playing to a pretty empty room.
So my sister, my friend and I were fortunate enough to win tickets to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Spank You Very Much 10th Anniversary show, which was held at Secret Project Robot in Williamsburg Brooklyn last night.
We got to the show early and found out that only 150 tickets had been sold. The band wanted to have a small group of rabid fans for the show and that is exactly what they got.
I didn’t bring my SLR camera to this show because I didn’t know if it would be allowed, but regardless, it probably would have gotten destroyed at some point because everyone went insane and I was mostly just trying to focus on staying upright. But here are the few pictures I did manage to take, some are of us and a few of the band. Don’t expect greatness, I used a point and shoot with flash and some are from my camera phone.
The show was a lot of fun, it was like a crazy house party. It was packed, there wasn’t any air conditioning, just a fan. The refreshments consisted of a couple of brands of bear, free cups of water which you served yourself from a cooler and a candy dish.
They opened with Rich, which I was able to take video of and here it is:
They went on to play a variety of their older songs including Y Control, Maps, Graveyard, Miles Away, Machine, to my delight, they played Art Star and Modern Romance and they closed with Heads Will Roll.
I think I have video of Modern Romance which I may upload soon.
All in all it was a great experience, I’m glad I got to be there. Great show, great crowd (expect for the one jerk who tried to lift my sister out of his way to take her place up front), it was a great night and a big thank you to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for such a great experience.
– Roselyn Fortuna