More to come, including video snippets and photos, but in the meantime, Party for the People wants to offer a heartfelt thank you to all the performers who came out to Von Bar on Bleecker this past Monday, December 3rd, 2018 to help get the conversation started about how we the people bring power back to the people. Also, a shout out to redcouch charter member Alice Teeple for lending her awesome documentary lensing skills to Party for the People.
Interspersed with the music were cerebral musings and observations from John Philip Saladin on the dilapidated state of the Hero’s Journey in contemporary society. And lending a welcome sense of gravitas to the evening was Fabio Krishna Periera, World Bank Consultant on the Iran deal under Barack Obama, who spoke on the topic of negotiating with the enemy.
Dj Spirit filled in any and all gaps as art-themed / politically philosophical conversation infused the room. Some have said, and judging by the number of people who have contacted us and want to be involved the next time we do this, that a good time was had by many.
A special thank you to Joe Foldes of Haunted Horses and Alyson Pappas-kirk who gave up musical and reading performance slots to others as a consequence of too much going on in too little time. Both were instrumental in making the event happen, as was Von owner Charles von Herrlich. Thank you to all.
Haunted Horses plays Coney Island Baby on Avenue A one day after Party for the People. Joe Foldes on mandolin and vocals. John Epperly of Metropolitan Sound on drums. Offscreen audience left is Mattley Mountain on guitar and vocals.