We continue to get stronger like Kanye. We have hooked up with freelance photographer extraordinaire Tien Mao. Straight out of Brooklyn, Tien will be snapping up the flyest photos of concerts all around NYC (and the world!). We kick it off with some indie rock at the Helio Pool Party.
For the WHOLE photo set go to the flickr right now.
Here is what Tien had to share about the venue & the party:
The McCarren Park Pool opened in 1936 and was the 8th out of 11 pools built by the WPA. It had a capacity for 6800 swimmers, but was closed in 1984. After years of being shuttered, the pool was used again in 2005 for a dance performance and then in 2006 for concerts and special events. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
At the Pool Parties, the organizers have areas set up for dodgeball, slip n slide, and volleyball, the later two perfect for yesterday’s warm weather. While there were plenty of people that were standing in front of the stage for the show (most people seemed to be there for Band of Horses, the headliner), many others were content to sit or lay on their blankets in their swimsuits farther away from the stage.
Here are the remaining dates for the Helio Pool Parties;
TV ON THE RADIO
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
I’m From Barcelona
TED LEO + THE PHARMACISTS
Birds of Avalon
DJ sets by Craig Finn (THE HOLD STEADY)
Yacht (Jonah of The Blow)
The Rub plus special guests