This past Saturday, June 27th was the opening party of the wildly popular ‘Warm Up’ summer party series. ‘Warm Up’ takes place every Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 location, in Queens. Each week features a different lineup, with different genres often coming together in unexpected, but always awesome, ways. The opening edition of the 2015 season was equally diverse, with the party being headlined by Burning Man regulars, the Pachanga Boys, playing a two-hour set, and other exciting artists such as Éclair Fifi and The Black Madonna.
Upon entering the courtyard, you immediately walk past a very large art structure, pictured below. We learned that this crazy contraption is actually a water purification device, and was the winner of a architectural large-scale art contest where the main themes were issues surrounding our environment. All those tubes seen are actually hoses, which collect rainwater and somehow pass that rainwater through various devices to ultimately come out of the other end of the piece as clean water. Really amazing.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on who you ask, it was basically pouring rain by the time the Pachanga Boys took over the decks. In my opinion, and it seemed as though most around me would agree, this ended up being a good thing. This was one crazy dance party in the rain, and something that I had never really experienced before. Everyone was vibing out to an amazing set by the Pachanga Boys, and the rain just fueled the fun. With craft beer on drought, and plenty of open-minded party people in attendance, this was one amazing event that I feel lucky to have enjoyed.
There are still 10 weeks of ‘Warm Up’ left!
Buy tickets via the MoMA website here. Catch us Booty Shakers at the July 18th edition, featuring Boys Noize and Busy P b2b Boston Bun, and the closing party Sept. 5th 😉