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Sunday, July 29, 2007

All Your Block Party Memories (and Then Some) Are Over in Line Out

posted by on July 29 at 18:27 PM

You’re probably still hung over, but Line Out is already overflowing with photos, videos, and reviews from this weekend’s Block Party.

Wanna see what you missed?


(photo by Peter Kearns)

On Friday afternoon, the Saturday Knights started the weekend off by destroying Jason Lajuenesse’s bass drum.

Matt & Kim followed them up by being the happiest band on the planet despite the fact they are now stranded in Seattle.

Later that afternoon rumors started to spread that the Blood Brothers are calling it quits, but they still put on a killer show.

And at the end of the day, Girl Talk played to an excited, sweaty, and oversold crowd. They were turning hundreds of people away at the door, but Jeff Kirby was one of the lucky ones to get in. (BTW, I’m glad you didn’t drink that mystery beer, Jeff.)


(Photo by Micah Barrett)

Saturday started out with some survival tips from Donte Parks, and Eric Grandy’s thoughts on Friday. And then PWRFL POWER charmed everyone (including Jonathan Zwicikel) with his songs about chopsticks and a funky tribute to Green Day.

Over in Neumo’s, a bong and a Big Mac battled in the mosh pit during Sunday Night Blackout’s set, and just 30 minutes later, the Whore Moans treated the crowd to a fashion show. What’s hip this summer? “Cool dad on vacay.” Ryan from the Whore Moans demonstrates.

To get full recaps of Saturday, check out what Eric Grandy and Jeff Kirby have to say about Mirah’s stretch-pants, Gabriel Teodros, the Fleet Foxes, Spoon, and so much more.

Plus, we have photos. Lots and lots and lots of photos.


(Photo by Heather Cox)

And one thing I learned? One shouldn’t take this bag into this mosh pit. The record is now in seven pieces, but at least my Nintendo DS and sunglasses survived. Fuck, that was a lot of fun.

There’s a bunch more to come over the next couple days too—interviews with bands, more photos, the infamous Crayolas, and, as everyone stars to recover from their hangovers, sunburns and/or exhaustion, probably some more reviews and thoughts of the weekend. I’m too tired to do it now, but I still want to rave about how great Against Me! was, and tell you about how Ben Gibbard told me I don’t like music. Well, basically.

For now, there’s also this, my favorite 20 seconds of the whole weekend. This is what happens when a bunch of (drunk) people get bored in the beer garden while waiting for the after-party to start. I’m so glad I had my camera.

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Easily the most relentless, self-gratuitous coverage of any Stranger event ever.

Posted by We're cooler than you | July 29, 2007 9:24 PM

A "funky tribute to Green Day"? Really - a "funky tribute"? "Funky" you say? Those must have been white-frame Vuarnet sunglasses, just a wild guess. Another wild guess: Did the Stranger sponsor this event? Really? Oh mi god, oh mi god, oh mi god! Is that really DJ Fucking in the Streets? Oh mi god, oh mi god!

Posted by Monday Monday | July 29, 2007 10:44 PM

In the future, a couple OMGs will suffice. Try to stick to format.

Posted by Get Up And Go To Work, Get Up And Go To Work | July 29, 2007 11:21 PM

Still don't understand straight people and their fucking Block Party. Whoop-de-doo! Does your hairy sweaty sasquatch ass get out much? Next time include a fucking foam party or something and see what happens.
Sorry, that was a little harsh.

Posted by Touring | July 30, 2007 12:26 AM

This event is brought to you by Esurance!

And the funny thing is that I still think the Weekly sucks.

Posted by Gomez | July 30, 2007 9:54 AM

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