Before Sandy, my pre Halloween treat days were going about wonderfully! I stocked up on witch fingers that I distributed to everyone I passed in my everyday life, in hopes that they would keep them on for the day. That means that out of the 4 elevator guys in my building, my grandma, the guy at the bodega downstairs, a couple of friends, and my dog, only my friend Jay was the only one who was stoked on walking around Brooklyn with me while wearing lady fingers for a day.
We liked our new fingers so much, that we wanted to continue our makeovers by trying on new faces, too! So we went into RePop in Willamsburg and tried on the spoooookiest old masks we could find.
We also stopped by Junk to play hide and seek amongst the piles of half broken furniture and to recreate some old sad family photos.
We worked up quite an appetite and decided to go to one of our favorite newer restaurant establishments. The Meatball Shop! At the Meatball Shop, they give you a laminated menu with tons of options, and a cup full of markers, so that you can mark off how you want your meatballs served to you!
No meal is complete without dessert! Luckily, theres a new candy shop in Brooklyn called Suckers the Sweet Cellar. Trying to eat candy with witch fingers proved to be very difficult, since half of Jays candy corn ended up falling through the bench.So we took a break from the halloween hands, to enjoy the thought of New York covered in snow (caps) since we both would probably not be in town to see it in real life.
Have you heard of Jay & Tophers hip hop project, yet? Probably not. Its a work in progress, but I felt that getting their promo taken was going to be an inevitable step in the process. So in between a couple of really intense rainstorms, I decided it would be a perfect time to stomp around puddles and get some of those shots squared away.
I loooove taking photos after a rain storm. The cement reflect everything as if it were ice. The overcast is a nice change from the blaring sun that had been following us around all afternoon. Bite me, sunshine.
House of Vans in Greenpoint Brooklyn is a fairly new venue/ skatepark that had been putting on free shows, through out the summer. A few weeks back, Against Me! played along side Tokyo Police Club, Japanther, and something called Big Freedia.
I went and took some shots of the space during sound check.
Asking what this weird knobby thing, turned Jay, from Against Me, into a toootal nerd for about 2 minutes. Let me completely butcher the way he explained what it does.
Ahem…Apparently, you attach the bottom side of this torque knob to the screws along the side of the drum head and turn it until the arrow is lined up with the number that you want your drum head to be tightened to. I believe his were roughly between 20 & 25.
We took turns twisting the thing over each of the screws, and although it serves no purpose in my life, it was kind of fun to use.
Weak turn out, eh?
Big Freedia was the oddest group there, to say the least. The entire show was pretty swell, though!