Got soaked at the Chromeo concert yesterday in the ‘burg. It was easy to get to from the L, but the weather kept the crowd small.
Still props to Jelly & OSA for letting it actually happen. The one next week is going on, but I don’t care for the artists.
Kent Ave line
While the gates “opened” at 2pm, it actually opened around 3:30pm.
East River State Park - Concert Stage
The crowd seemed to pick up during the last two acts, Kid Sister & Chromeo. This photo is from earlier in the afternoon.
They did a number of cover-type songs.
The Suzan on the stage
As you can see, I was on the left side looking towards the stage. The stage itself was extremely exposed to the weather, and there were numerous times where the staff had to get towels, bags, etc to keep the electronics dry.
The lead singers of The Suzan. The band hung out in the crowd after their set and didn’t disappear the second their act was done.
Towards the waterfront, there was apparently a dodgeball tournament while the bands were playing. Cool, I guess.
Introduced as a big fan of Chromeo, we have the Shumster on the stage. It’s cool that he wants the free BK shows to go on, and he announced the cancelled show (next week) will go on.
Kid Sister tearing it up on stage
I’m not familiar with Kid Sister, but apparently she is known in Chicagoland. The internets tells me she did a song with Kanye.
Kid Sister with some Chicago artist
I wasn’t able to catch his name, but here’s Kid Sister doing a bit with someone I assume is also from Chicagoland.
Ladies & Gentlemen, what you’re really here for. It’s the Fool’s Gold mascot in the crowd! Apparently all the acts in the free event are signed to Fool’s Gold.
It takes an army corps of peoples to set up for the 2 person act, Chromeo.
Dave 1 on the left, P-Thugg to the right
And Chromeo’s finally performing! Crap, security tells me I have to put away my camera?
I forget what they’re called. Chromettes?? No clue, but they came out for a song every so often.
And it’s getting dark… time to wrap up the concert.
While it rained and was pretty miserable moisture-wise (for me and my electronics), it was a great, free performance in NY.