More than a year later I return to the Shank. Actually I have been a few times but I haven’t shot since one of the first ones. The Shank has moved locations and now it’s just a few blocks from me and it goes all night. That combination pretty much means that I will be hitting up the Shank way more often than I have in the past. And if it goes all Summer, I am gonna be really happy about that.
Saturday night was sort of a disaster for me. I went to meet up with a Burning Angel who wanted to shoot with me. We had an idea for a location but that got fucked up so we walked around Williamsburg trying to find a good location. We eventually broke on to a roof and tried to take some photos but it was so fucking cold that they didn’t come out that great. I got a late start and headed to the Whorehouse party in Bushwick but it got shut down by the cops before I got there. I joined a bunch of people going to another party but made a quick stop off at some bearded hipster party with Anton Glamb and his girl. That was a bust so we headed over to Party Expo but Anton took us on “short cut” that involved us climbing a 10 foot fence. We finally got there and I had to pay $2 to get in a warehouse with no cell reception and a bunch of dudes. After that failed I got into more trouble cause I told my friend to come by and I gave her the wrong directions. Her and her friends took cabs to the complete wrong spot and I got yelled at. In the end I went home early and was pretty annoyed with the evening.
At that point Prince Terrence called me and told me he was at Lit hanging out with a football player named Ted Ginn Jr. who plays for my Miami Dolphins. As a huge Dolphins fan I was pretty excited and when he told me they were going over to the Shank, mere blocks from my house I decided I had to make the trip. When I got there I immediately realized that Ted Ginn was an impostor. Instead of calling him out on it, I took his photo and posed awkwardly for pictures with him. At one point he thanked me for not telling anyone. I just thought it was pretty funny, although I wish that if he was going to impersonate someone on my team that he not do coke with people. I don’t want rumors flying about my boys.
Despite fake Teddy Ginn I had a blast at the party although I almost fell 20 feet from the loft when someone burned me with their cigarette. A ton of my friends were there including two kids I know from Virginia and a girl I used to have a crush on 3 years ago. I was only there for an hour so I didn’t take a ton of pictures, but I think you can tell how fun the party was from them. I also finally had a conversation with Johnny from the Death Set. I saw them play once and it was a blast and I run into that kid weekly but we never talked until last night. Dude is funny as hell. Can’t wait to chill with the whole Death Set/Ninjasonik/ Cerebral Ballzy crew at SXSW.
Lastly, since this might be my only update today I just wanted to remind you guys that I am shooting Sway tonight. You should come by, there is a really great flyer.
Okay, now, without further bullshit ranting, here are the pictures from Saturday night at the new Shank.