Why is that I haven’t heard of the JELLY Pool Parties this summer at the Williamsburg Waterfront until last night? I’d like to think I was in the know of these things. Maybe because I try not to read Gothamist or BrooklynVegan anymore because of the constant tragic stories and negative comments bringing me down? Well I was sure to glad to hear about the Pool Parties either way, because I’ve loved them in the previous years at McCarren Pool and it looks like they have a solid lineup this season. A lot of fun just hanging out drinking and watching bands outdoors. Something to do every Sunday. This year they are doing it at the Williamsburg Waterfront at N. 8th and Kent. Russ and I walked right in since we didn’t have any bags. Yeah, don’t plan on bringing any bags unless you want to wait in a line. What are you guys trying to sneak in anyway? They’ll make you throw it out. So we were just enjoying ourselves drinking, being outdoors, watching people and listening to some band. Then we go to get a second beer. I see Rusty with his 2nd beer ticket in his hand. The beer lady seemed to be flirting with him because of his wallet with dollar bills printed all over it. I get my beer and walk away. I saw him struggling for 5mins looking in his pockets. I go back to help him. He’s looking for his beer ticket. Then the lady turned with an attitude and told him where the beer ticket line was. So what we think happened was he gave her the beer ticket when ordering and she came back and asked for the drink ticket again. Russ forgot that he gave it to her. Then Buzzkill ensues. Everything became annoying after that. It was annoying that you couldn’t go to the food booths if you have a beer. It was annoying you couldn’t go out to see the band if you had a beer. It was annoying people kept yelling at you to exit the beer area only 10 feet away even if you’re not exiting. The band became more annoying than it already was. Total buzzkill. Anyway as far as food goes, they had Fette Sau barbeque and mini pancake puffs which I couldn’t get close enough because I had a beer. Paul McKenna, please help me out. I feel “meh” like a BrooklynVegan comment.
Lessons learned today:
1. Don’t bring a bag. Sneak your flask in your drawers.
2. Think again about bringing your bike. It was hard for my friends to find a place to lock theirs up.
3. Check out the food before getting a beer
4. Wait for the beer before giving your ticket
5. Don’t bring reading material or your mp3 like people in the photo below, weirdo. Live in the moment.
6. Don’t eat too many zeppoles before coming to the show.
7. Enjoy yourself.
Here’s the lineup I copied and pasted:
Mission of Burma
Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet
Magnolia Electric Company
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
The Black Lips
Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set)
Del tha Funky Homosapien