A Free Concert At The Whitney Museum

This afternoon I headed over to the Whitney Museum of American Art for artistic and musical reasons. I had read that there was a free concert for Yellow Fever and Woods at the museum in the evening, but not knowing just how popular these bands were I decided to come early, pay admission into the museum and poke around until the show.

I explored the exhibits of Dan Graham: Beyond and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen: The Music Room, but I wasn't really in the right mood so most of it just pissed me off. Art can be like that.

Luckily, once the bands went on stage my bad mood was lifted and I could appreciate the warm evening air and the pleasant indie music. The Whitney seemed to be the perfect venue; the tiered entrance and large outdoor patio allowed for visitors to listen from the second story outside, the ticket line, the patio or the basement level with the museum shop. It was a positive collective experience.

Does anyone know what the guy on the floor with the blanket is doing? He seemed to be mixing cassette tapes, but he also hooked up his headphones so that they actually acted like a microphone and he kept them around his neck and sang into them as needed.

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