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Diesel Presents Mad Decent & Jelly Block Party NYC by Damien Neva

Generally speaking any event presented by Diesel is worth noting. In particular any music concert that is presented by Diesel that draws upon the musical roster of Mad Decent and the organizational chops of Jelly is actually worth attending. In fact you’d be stupid to miss it (or is it the other way around, Diesel?!) Thus was the Mad Decent Block Party held Saturday afternoon into early evening in the South Street Seaport that featured amongst others Maluca, Max Glazer, Bosco Delrey, DJ Sega, Po Po, Paul Devro, and Das Racist. The month-long program which began last weekend in Philadelphia will stretch over the next two weekends touching down in Los Angeles on the 14th and Chicago on the 21st.

The block party began quietly with Pier 17 tourists outnumbering party-goers grew quickly until the audience ostensibly filled the space in front of the Peking and and the mall entrance and later reached absurd proportions with watermelon smashed on the boardwalk backstage. Flanking the concert space were booths by the main sponsor Diesel and a clever photo booth by Jeff Meltz of The Culture of Me, who also provided the same service in Philadelphia last weekend. Backstage there was even Nicole of Shoelust, the excellent shoe blog that boasts over 20K followers and her boyfriend Nick The V who was rocking a Xasthur T-shirt and some ill Rick Owens hi-top sneakers (a combination that is arguably the essence of 21st century fashion). Also backstage was photographer Ysa Pérez who not only stayed for the entire block party, but also managed to shoot Ford Men’s Sam Waldman at the crack of dawn Sunday in Coney Island. Full marks, Ysa.

Los Angeles and Chicago, it’s now left to you to make the Mad Decent Block Party more than just a two city success. Please visit Mad Decent to find out more about these upcoming parties.

Mad Decent wind sock dances, cop doesn't (Photography: Damien Neva)

Mad Decent wind sock dances, cop doesn't (Photography: Damien Neva)

Smashed watermelon covers the ground backstage (Photography: Damien Neva)

Smashed watermelon covers the ground backstage (Photography: Damien Neva)

Victor Vazquez of Das Racist sits atop stage (Photography: Damien Neva)

Victor Vazquez of Das Racist sits atop stage (Photography: Damien Neva)

Crowd dances in the mist at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Crowd dances in the mist at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Schedule lists times for Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Schedule lists times for Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Das Racist perform at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Das Racist perform at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Po Po perform at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Po Po perform at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Air horn rests atop stage at Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Air horn rests atop stage at Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Mad Decent mascot is guided through backstage crowd (Photography: Damien Neva)

Mad Decent mascot is guided through backstage crowd (Photography: Damien Neva)

Nicole & Nick the V backstage at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)

Nicole & Nick the V backstage at the Mad Decent Block Party NYC (Photography: Damien Neva)


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Nice….Nicole is very pretty she can be a model…No make up, young and photogenic

Comment by syssi

Rock on Nicole!!

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