I had these up yesterday AM, but some how I didn’t manage a post out of them until just now.
So, High Voltage returned two weeks ago and is about to make a quick exit. Evidently the Annex was sold and the word is that it could be closed as early as Sept 1st or as late as “mid September”. I have also heard that they are turning it in to a sports bar, which as far as I am concerned is a best case scenario. I think there are too many dance party spots. If we get rid of a few of them, maybe the ones left will be more fun. We have just too many options right now and it makes every party kinda mediocre. We need less parties, less DJs, less promotors and less party party photogs (yikes!). If that happens, parties would be better and some people might actually be able to make a decent living doing this stuff. That being said, I think Annex was a great club, the ownership was cool and they let people do a lot of fun things. Annex is not one of the clubs I would have liked to see disappear, but if it does, I am glad it is not going to be some shitty dance club. I also thing the LES needs a decent sports bar. There is no where in the LES where you can watch all the NFL games on a Sunday and it is a bitch finding spots to watch Hockey. I know you guys probably don’t care, but I do.
Anyway, Saturday was pretty weird. All my friends were there either really early or really late. By the time I got my bottle all my friends were gone and it took me like 90 minutes to find enough people to drink it all. Basically as soon as it was gone a big group of my friends showed up. Kinda a blower, but I did meet some cool kids out of it. I met these rad British chicks (one of which I want to photograph really badly so I hope she emails me) and these two girls from NJ who came to the party after reading my Twitter. When we were leaving they were trying to figure out to get to the PATH train where one of the girls cars was parked. I walked them to the F train but when we got there it was clear that these girls were far to drunk to walk to the subway much less drive a car so I bought them a bunch of 2 for $3 egg McMuffin’s and we made friends with a McDonalds employee who pretty much fell in love with us when she realized we were going to clean up the huge Coke we managed to spill every where instead of leaving it for her. Anyway, that was an amazing run on sentence and I am just going to get to the pictures now.
Word of note, High Voltage was over run with a Bachelorette party which while sort of lame, was actually super fun. Click here to see all the pictures.