We’re big fans of the party crew, who organize hipster-meets-burner themed urban raves every few months- including some we’ve covered: NYE 2015, NYE 2014, Arcade Fire’s Warehouse Show, Warehouse of Horrors, and Easter Island. We rapid-fired some questions at thefly-ass-hell promoters of the freakshow about their backgrounds and what to look forward to this weekend…
What to expect at this weekend’s party? Well, for starters– “giant 3D mapped animal heads, glowworm cave chill-area, outdoor silent disco with dueling djs, aerial circus performers, a zipline, and 5-ton crane flying a UFO over the entire dance floor.” PLUS, live music from SNRBN, Dr. FRESCH, Sleepy & Boo, AKKI, Treehaus, TechPat, Eelrack, Beatkitty, Trotter, Dirty Looks, and The Golden Pony.
Now that you’ve seen the videos, drooled over the photos, read the Facebook invite details, you might be starting to question who is behind these massive parties. We got ya covered- we played 20 questions with the Bang On! crew– read on for some spoilers!
People in the BangOn! Crew: Tim, Brett, Gene and Kelly
Number of Bang On! parties thrown: 48…I think…
Number of attendees at most epic event: 6,000, New Year’s Eve!
Number of tattoos amongst the crew: ~ 20
Median age in the group: 29
Combined years attending Burning Man: 19
Brooklyn nabe of choice?: E Wburg/Bushwick
Best concert venue in the city?: The ones we make for a night, and then tear down 🙂
Favorite party organization / crew in the city (besides yourself): Thunder Gumbo
Up-and-coming Brooklyn-based DJ/electronic group to check out?: The Golden Pony (they’re playing this Saturday!)
Up-and-coming Brooklyn-based live band to see?: Love Science Music
Go-to collaborators for art installations?: We like to think of our events as a platform for local artists- each event has a different flavor and lends itself to a new crop of talent.
Number of weeks planning this Saturday’s Creatures of the Night banger? 12
How did your partnership with WeSC (supporting sponsor of Glow Worm Cave Chill area) come about?: The WeSC team has been coming to our events for a while and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to work together for a long time- the “conspiracy” aspect of their brand certainly resonates with us! And their clothes are great 🙂
Personal favorite animal(s) to dress as? An ass.
Any special surprises? No spoiler alerts but all quadrants of the approval matrix will be represented- highbrow/lowbrow-despicable/brilliant.
Will there be a petting zoo? The whole place will be a petting zoo
If “Creatures of the Night” had a fortune cookie, what would it say? “You are about to get lucky”
#1 reason to attend Bang On! this weekend? Brand new, never before seen venue and incredible aerial feats!
Don’t forget to grab tickets– they just may well sell out! See you there!