Rhythmism.com

Rhythmism.com (http://www.rhythmism.com/forum//forum/.php)
-   The Rhythm (http://www.rhythmism.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1)
-   -   The Good, The Bad, The Messy - Minitek vs Sunday School the ultimate showdown! (http://www.rhythmism.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73570)

buckbbuck Thursday, Oct 16th 2008 03:17 PM

The Good, The Bad, The Messy - Minitek vs Sunday School the ultimate showdown!
 
6 Attachment(s)
As summer came to end this year in NYC, two major multiday multievent mini-festivals hit the town within two weeks of each other. The Good, The Bad, and The Messy was there to see which one took the prize.

The Good OR The Bad?
The two festivals were announced around the same time providing anticipation for not just one but two end of summer blow-outs. First up was Made Event's NYC edition of Sunday School For Degenerates. Two weeks later was Minimoo's all weekend long Minitek with every Bleeper from Berlin to Köln you could hope for. The lineups for both were quite impressive, the various legs of the parties were unique and interesting, and despite vast difference in the organizational quality they both still managed to provide a pretty good time for most of the punters who made it out for them.

First up was Sunday School for Degenerates on Labor Day weekend which came in three waves of events. The party actually started Sunday night with the help of Matter:/Form who shared their first boat party in over a year with Made Event for Part one of the Sunday School for Degenerates extravaganza. Steve Bug and Adultnapper were the featured artists and all the old school party people were out in force as the Matter:/Form boat parties always bring out the best. The Boat was followed by part two at Rebel which started around 11ish and went all night long. Finally the Sunday School For Degenerates After School Special climaxed with an outdoor bash at The Yard in Brooklyn all day Monday.

Minitek was two weeks later and compared to Sunday School was the much more ambitious event. Night one was to be at a space at Penn Plaza known for fashion shows and business events. Part two was a day party at Coney Island scheduled from 10AM 'til Midnight and parts three and four were supposed to repeat the first two with another night at Penn Plaza Saturday and finishing up with another day at Coney Island on Sunday. Unfortunately all did not go as planned. The Coney Island venue ended up hosting the day parties (eventually) but the first night got moved to Rebel and the second night got split up among three different clubs.


So the question on everyone’s mind of course is in the battle for supremacy, who really came up as the winner?

TALE OF THE TAPE:

MinitekSunday School
EVENTS
43
TALENT
HawtinCassy
Francois KMr. C
TiefchwartzMartin Landsky
MANDYJoel Mull
Mathew DearSteve Bug
AudioflyThree
Adultnapper vs... Adultnapper?
VENUES
Penn Plaza RebelPaddlewheel Queen
Coney IslandThe Yard
Penn Plaza + Studio BRebel
FOOD + DRINK
Nathan's Hot DogsMexican taco stand
Warm beerDegenerate Punch
LOGISTICS


Minitek certainly won on ambition: 4 parties, 30+DJs, 2 untested venues, new technology exposition as well as art installations and booths at all the venues. Almost.

Minitek also won on crowd size. With four events and two at a huge vacant lot in Coney Island, they could pack them in without limits whereas the Boat, the Yard and Rebel all had distinct capacities.

On Venues it was probably a tie. For the night events, Sunday School was victorious with everyone’s favorite crack-barge the Paddlewheel Queen vs. the shut down Penn Plaza; and they both had an event at Rebel.
Day-wise Minitek certainly had the slightly more interesting and just plain crazier venue of Coney Island. Despite the startup problems Saturday morning, Minitek was a fun venue once they finally got up and running. Spacious, ghettolicious, but fairly wild and crazy. The Yard is actually almost as ghetto with a few more trees and a polluted waterway to add the same gritty charm of urban decay. But the winner must be Coney Island for simple what-the-fuck-ness of it all.

Food had to go to Sunday School with the great Mexican food and fresh tortilla quesadillas made to order at the Yard beating out the um... "Chill out and get a Hot Dog" suggestion at Coney Island. The all important Boozing category was won handily by the Degenerates whose bars managed to stay open and stocked through all of the parties unlike the Minitek day which suffered running out of beers, ice, and liquor on numerous occasions.

The Vibe was probably a tie or maybe a slight win for Made because when it got down to it, they both brought out tons of old school and new school heads for both parties. There were many more people at Minitek, but that included disappointed people who felt they did not get what they paid for which probably hurt their overall vibe.

What mattered to most folks though was Music. The biggest highlights music-wise were Cassy at Sunday School and Steve Bug on the boat party for Made. MANDY vs Tiefschwartz at the end of day 1 of Minitek in Coney Island were a treat. If you had to go with one, Minitek probably had the upper hand music-wise with it's longer roster of artists and slightly bigger name talents. This was helped by the fact that they had a lot more time and slots to fill with 2 all day and 2 all night schedules filled to the brim. On the downside, a lot of DJs didn’t end up playing and some who did had to squeeze their set into limited time slots.

Finally of course there was the question of which event won on the ability to throw a well run party. On that metric, Sunday School for Degenerates won in a landslide, and they probably did not even have to try. The always reliable Made Events ran three very smooth parties without any notable screw ups from an outsider's perspective.

Minitek however... If you have not heard of the drama flowing from the first night of Minitek well through the ensuing week or so, I am sure it isn’t difficult to search it out online. Biting off more than they could chew was their first mistake. And that one cascaded down through the rest of them; which all ultimately tumbled together, piling on top of one another into a big fat juicy - decidedly non-minimal - clusterfuck. Public communication was virtually nonexistent; stages were not set up; DJs were not paid; time slots were dropped, squeezed, and divided among artists; booze & ice ran out; venues did not open on time, closed early, and were shut down; and plenty of other exciting drama ensued over the course of the festival. The sound was great at Coney Island though, and to the credit of the party and party-people and DJs, it did roll along despite its countless problems. The music that was played was fantastic for the most part and people did have FUN. Which is the most important thing... unless you paid 200 bucks for a pass and didn’t get in.

The good news all around though is that two major multiday festival events went off in NYC and were jumping parties. The Bad news is you should probably hold off on booking your tickets for Minitek 2009 for the time being.


THE MESSY
So what else has been happening party-wise? Well with these two behemoth ragers dominating the landscape, and weekends off for traveling, there has been a whole lot of good stuff that The Good The Bad and The Messy simply was unable to attend. However, Jay Haze at Love was a good time with Fahad on opening duties; and LTJ Bukem brought the DnB love to Sullivan Room for an absolutely jumping party.

But the end of summer, beginning of fall is always the time when the nightlife starts exploding again with big time happenings. Among the best to come in the next month or so includes a newly exciting Studio B with Mark Farina, Marques Wyatt & Joeski on October 24th, followed by Tiga the very next night. Derrick Carter & Doc Martin (yes, together) at a party called Together on October 17th, and Matthew Dear on Halloween. Flawless brings Danny Howells and Stadenco to Love on October 16th, Basic NYC has Gui Barotto at Cielo on October 28th and looking ahead, Green Velvet at Sullivan Room in November. Blk|Market brings Cassy to Cielo on November 28th, Cielo welcomes M.A.N.D.Y. and James Lavelle on October 23rd, Hi Tek Soul with Derrick May, Stacey Pullen and Kenny Larkin on November 6th and Made Event brings Sasha with Ulrich Schnauss to Webster Hall November 7th. So get ready, because it is Messy Season!

dhonni Wednesday, Feb 3rd 2010 12:15 AM

Food had to go to Sunday School with the great Mexican food and fresh tortilla quesadillas made to order at the Yard beating out the um... "Chill out and get a Hot Dog" suggestion at Coney Island. The all important Boozing category was won handily by the Degenerates whose bars managed to stay open and stocked through all of the parties unlike the Minitek day which suffered running out of beers, ice, and liquor on numerous occasions.

denial.john574 Tuesday, Mar 9th 2010 06:06 AM

Festivals
 
Hay could i join these two fabulous festivals as you have mentioned above. I hope it will be a great fun for me. I have decided to take a [url=http://www.actualflight.com/Flights-Phoenix.html]flights to phoenix[/url]. But now canceled.:lol:


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.