Filed under: Music, News | Tags: block party, bosco delrey, das racist, diesel, dj sega, jelly, mad decent, maluca, max glazer, nick the v, nick veit, paul devro, po po, rick owens, sam waldman, shoelust, ysa pérez
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.
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