Posted by livefastpartyhard on 01/18/2010
The presale tickets for the Hope Conspiracy, Blacklisted and United Nations show at the Cakeshop in the Lower East Side on Friday night sold-out long before the show, and due to the small capacity of the venue, only a lucky few got to purchase tickets on the night. Unfortunately our little group of three were not among those lucky few; luckily though, Blacklisted and opening act Mother of Mercy decided to play a late night show at a loft in Brooklyn.
We ventured out to the Jefferson stop on the L train and after a few wrong turns we made it to the show. I’m not sure what the deal with 538 Johnson Street Ave is, it looks like people live there and also some of the apartments might be studio spaces but the loft that had the show was someone’s actual home. It was a pretty awesome space, two levels, with the entire middle section of the floor on the second level cut away so you can see everything that was going on downstairs.
The band set up so that the pit was directly below the hole in the upper floor, everyone present on the second floor had a perfect birds-eye view of what was going on downstairs without having to worry about getting hit in the face by flailing arms and legs. The hole in the floor also allowed the more brave souls in the crowd to perform a psychotic stage dive from the second floor down into the pit below.
It was a crazy night and full of adventures, some of which I have photographic evidence of below.
i want this to be my loft
just chilling in someone else’s kitchen
best venue. ever.
getting the set started
i’m so glad i was on the second floor
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Posted by livefastpartyhard on 01/07/2010
shows to get excited about in the next month or so:
10th January – Trophy Scars, Pianos Became the Teeth, The Saddest Landscape & Descender at the Yippie Cafe
15th January – The Hope Conspiracy, Blacklisted, United Nations & Mother of Mercy at the Cakeshop
16th January – The Acacia Strain, Disembodied & Torchbearer at Santos Party House
20th January – The Audition, The Dangerous Summer, Sparks the Rescue & The Right Coast
23rd January – Magrudergrind, Defeatist, Black Kites & Ramps at the Cakeshop
30th January – Between the Buried and Me at the Filmore
3rd February – MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK!!! at the Filmore
4th February – Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats & Aiden at the Highline Ballroom OR Cold Cave at the Mercury Lounge
12th February – Four Year Strong, Strike Anywhere, Title Fight & This Time Next Year at the Gramercy Theatre
18th February – New Found Glory, Saves the Day, Fireworks & Hellogoodbye at Irving Plaza
pretty siked for this one.
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