Where have all the hipsters gone?

Saturday, July 7th, 2007 | All Things, Arts

Back to P.S. 1 for Week 2 of the 2007 Warm Up series. This time around, I accompanied J for an architect’s view of the Ball-NoguesLiquid Sky” installation and the whimsical poster series curated by Israel Kandarian.

We arrived in LIC, bracing ourselves for a crowd similar to the one I encountered last week, but this afternoon the scene was remarkably sedate. What’s this? Hardly a line outside, where last Saturday it wrapped around the block… no crowding at the bars, and actual floor space visible in the courtyard outside the museum…?

Warm Up crowd

Warm Up canopy

Warm Up canopy

Warm Up poster

Warm Up splash

It seems almost every other hipster was at the 77BoaDrum show at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO, where Japanese band Boredoms staged a 77-minute, 77 drummer performance, in celebration of 7/7/7. The Times was somewhat unimpressed by the stunt, but no matter: the line for the free show stretched over half a mile long. New York magazine summed up the overwhelming response in the week’s “Approval Matrix” feature — That’s NYC: A million fun things to do; a million people who want to do them.

There are 2 Comments ... Where have all the hipsters gone?

July 31, 2007

Nice splash shot!

July 31, 2007

Thanks! I waited and waited for that moment, and when the water finally came crashing down, I almost dropped my camera in surprise.

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