Saturday, October 6, 2012

Update: Racket in Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, Annoys Brooklyn Heights All Afternoon

No one showed up the first four hours.  Photo: MK Metz
Lesbian, gay and straight alike agree on one thing today in Brooklyn Heights: the music blasting from Cadman Plaza Park all afternoon was incredibly loud and horribly tasteless.

What sounded like a three-hour rendition of "I Will Not Dance to Your War Drum" -- interspersed with  Elton John tunes mixed to a Latin beat -- deafened the north end of the Heights starting at 1 p.m.

The event was supposed to be the GLBT Summer Affair. For the first four hours of the noise, there were no more than 20 people, and most of them appeared to be somehow connected with setting up the "event."

There were two tables set up. One was manned by an earnest Obama supporter handing out campaign literature to virtually no one. The other had something to do with health, again with no takers.

Some people showed up around 6 p.m.  Photo: MK Metz
UPDATE: At around 6 p.m. a small crowd -- maybe 40 people -- were in attendance. At 7 p.m. the event ended and thank all that is holy the noise stopped.

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Anonymous said...

Racism. Apparently the ooga booga drums (classic house music and disco, long demonized for their gay, black roots) and dark colored skin in bougie BK Heights has the white folk upset.

Anonymous said...

No, it was the insane volume and the same damn song for four hours.

Anonymous said...

But the police sirens and no explanation were fine.

Anonymous said...

That was disco?