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Terminal 5: 'Drunken, Coked-Out Hipsters'

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

  1. misteraven

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    Terminal 5: 'Drunken, Coked-Out Hipsters'

    Discussion started by misteraven - Oct 11, 2004

    http://www.gawker.com/topic/terminal-5-dru...ters-022872.php

    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.
     
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  2. DontCompareMe

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    DontCompareMe - Replied Oct 12, 2004

    so . who were the artisans who were showing there work?

    was this at the airport?
     
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  3. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Oct 12, 2004

    that's really fucked up...but sad to say...not all that surprising.

    it seems society in general has lost a lot of respect.
     
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    Al Green - Replied Oct 13, 2004

    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...
     
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    ElleGenie - Replied Oct 13, 2004

    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.
     
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    Hippopotamus - Replied Oct 16, 2004

    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?
     
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  7. WRECKONIZE

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    WRECKONIZE - Replied Oct 23, 2004

    count me in
     
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    WRECKONIZE - Replied Oct 23, 2004

    also this just shows what you can still get away with at airports
     
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    mr.brick - Replied Oct 23, 2004

    You NYC kids have all the fun.
     
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    imported_b0b - Replied Oct 27, 2004

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

    Anyway stealing artwork on opening night parties is what's hot for 2005.
     
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    suicidebombr - Replied Oct 27, 2004

    seems like a lot of fun, but i guess it woulda been cool if it weren't wrecked.
     
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