Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dan Deacon @Red Hook Park, June 15th

Bolstered by perfect weather and a chance to spend time with The Susannah, I ventured deeper into my borough to Red Hook Park, which last night hosted a concert by the oft-scorned or completely adored Dan Deacon and his ensemble. Oh, and did I mention it was free?

Based on the crowd assembled near the stage by me, I had many misgivings about whether I'd enjoy the show. I so desperately wanted to shove a few people, but that would have involved making actual contact with their sweaty bodies. Rather, I opted to chill and just have a good time, and that I did.

(More words and pics after the jump.)

Dan Deacon does not play traditional music in any sense, and his vocals are complete gibberish, but underlying it all is a nicely complex rhythm that sometimes employs four or more people on drums pounding out a layered beat. It reminded me a lot of the time I went to see Les Savy Fav.

Dan Deacon is a total slob, but I mean that in the best way. He truly is the Hipster Pied Piper, showing the kids how to have a non-stop good time.

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