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Terminal 5: 'Drunken, Coked-Out Hipsters'

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by misteraven, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 9,000 Likes Received: 413

    Terminal 5: 'Drunken, Coked-Out Hipsters'

    The abrupt closure of the Terminal 5 art exhibit due to vandalism has us wondering what sort of mayhem we missed at last Friday's opening. A reader informs us of the besotted belligerence:

    As a guest at the party, I can tell you that I saw kids tagging up the venue, there were NUMEROUS attempts of people trying to steal things (which they're not publicizing at all... a few major art pieces did get stolen), and a group of kids kicked in a door in the basement, found some old key/supply rooms, took stuff, and some really intrepid explorers found a door that lead out onto the runway!! Only one kid got caught, but a good number of folks made it onto the runway... one friend said he saw passengers in the Jet Blue terminal FREAKING to see folks looping around and causing mayhem.

    But everyone I knew there was TRASHED... too much free liquor (and it's true that one of the featured artists... who will remain nameless... stole a bunch of cases of champagne and started selling bottles to the crowd at anywhere from $5-$10 a pop), no security (I only saw one female security guard, and she was definitely overwhelmed), and no one was checking the guestlist.

    It was bananas out there, but not in a good way at all... it sucks that a bunch of drunken/coked-out hipsters ruined a nice art exhibit that was helmed by a few extraordinary young artists...

    For those who are concerned with trying to get Port Authority to change it's mind, there's a number you can call to appeal to the PA: Interested parties are being asked to call Ernesto Butcher at (212) 435-7887 and beseech him to reconsider.
  2. DontCompareMe

    DontCompareMe New Jack

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 50 Likes Received: 0
    so . who were the artisans who were showing there work?

    was this at the airport?
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    that's really fucked up...but sad to say...not all that surprising.

    it seems society in general has lost a lot of respect.
  4. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    a friend of mine went and said they had one hell of a time..

    a show at an airport is brilliant.. but..a show targeted towards graffiti writers..and hipsters..in such a venue is like.. powder inserted in keg...
  5. ElleGenie

    ElleGenie Member

    Joined: Dec 31, 2002 Messages: 255 Likes Received: 0
    I heard about that art show (I mean pre-opening nite). I saw a flyer or advertisment somewhere..it was at JFK.

    They should've had more security.
  6. Hippopotamus

    Hippopotamus Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 118 Likes Received: 0
    Am I the only one who finds this very amusing and very funny?

    and am I the only one here who wishes he was part of that crowd?

    WRECKONIZE Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 15, 2003 Messages: 1,282 Likes Received: 1

    WRECKONIZE Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 15, 2003 Messages: 1,282 Likes Received: 1
    also this just shows what you can still get away with at airports
  9. mr.brick

    mr.brick New Jack

    Joined: Apr 30, 2004 Messages: 89 Likes Received: 0
    You NYC kids have all the fun.
  10. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    It sounds like a blast to me, I'm officially jealous.

    Anyway stealing artwork on opening night parties is what's hot for 2005.
  11. suicidebombr

    suicidebombr Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2003 Messages: 979 Likes Received: 0
    seems like a lot of fun, but i guess it woulda been cool if it weren't wrecked.