Simian Mobile Disco, Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, and The Netherlands at Jelly NYC’s Pool Party, 9 August 2009


Jelly NYC had another one of their Pool Parties today at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn.  If you go, there are plenty of things to do, besides people watch, like:

Dodgeball, Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Play dodgeball, or

Dodgeball, Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrooklynWatch the police watch people playing dodgeball

Dodgeball, Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrooklynOr join in if you are a cop.  Don’t worry,  he only stayed in for  a minute or so.

Stage at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrooklynThe clouds were looking rather ominous, but fortunately there was no rain today.

Bikes on street block, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

So you probably could’ve biked it over.  Biking seems to be a very popular mode of transportation in Williamsburg-its convenient and environmentally friendly.

Performing were openers The Netherlands:

The Netherlands, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

WAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Dark Meat was a definite favorite of the day…

Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

They definitely knew how to get the crowd involved:

Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

With colorful streamers

Fans, Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

as well as handing over their instruments to the crowd

Audience during Dark Meat, at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

After their set, the crowd assembled their own outfits from the paper streamers.

Fiery Furnaces at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Up next were Fiery Furnaces.  Normally I would be annoyed with Photographers sticking their camera in front of everybody, but I think it actually helped here.

Fiery Furnaces at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

No Alex Kapranos sighting today.

Fiery Furnaces at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fiery Furnaces at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Then the evening ended with Simian Mobile Disco putting on a dj set for the people:

Simian Mobile Disco at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Simian Mobile Disco and Dark Meat at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrWith members of the face painted Dark Meat

Simian Mobile Disco at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrooklynWhat’s caught their attention?

Simian Mobile Disco at Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, BrooklynA sign by some fans.  Let’s take a picture of it.

An amusing little anecdote below:

On my way home, there were these teenage skaters riding the train.  One of them asked his friend to listen to his IPod and asked his friend who it was:

kid 1:  it’s nirvana

kid 2:  how do you spell it

kid 1: n-e-r-v-i-a

At that point, I should have interrupted, or yelled at them, but did NOT.  If I did, here’s what I would have said:

You idiots, it’s N-I-R-V-A-N-A!  You know…KURT COBAIN?!!!  Only one of the greatest artists of our times!!! You weren’t even born yet, how could you ever understand!!!

Then I realized something sad…

Damn…I’m old.

Next week:

Del The Funky Homosapien, Prince Paul (Dj Set), DD/MM/YYYY, Gravy Train!!!!, Kenan Bell

Jelly NYC, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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