Fool's Gold Day Off, Before the Cops Shut it Down

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Jeff Rosenthal writes about the September 3rd Show:

"It'd be easy to say that Fool's Gold Day Off--the cool-kid record label's third annual Labor Day party--got so overcrowded because of the lack of competition; all work and no play makes Homer something something. But, for hours, lines six deep wound around the block from all three entrances, and--for the second year in a row--the fences proved no match for bum-rushers. When the sound went out for the third time over the course of the afternoon, widespread chants of "Free Max B" rose up; no audible booing. As silence played from the speakers, usually disaffected teens still clamored for t-shirts thrown out from the stage, climbing on one another's shoulders. It's a testament to the brand that DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have built from the ground up over the past few years. Their fingers manage to both feed and take the pulse; their Day Off concerts are a trade show selling everything cool next year. When the cops burst through the curtains backstage, they supposedly sent a collection of Hypebeast-worthy artists running: French Montana, A$APs Rocky et la Mob, Flatbush Zombies, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Diplo, Theophilus London, others. Only half were announced as being on the bill. The perma-drugged Danny Brown probably would've been advised to run, had he not been onstage with Just Blaze."

READ MORE: The Cops Shut Down Fool's Gold Day Off; DJ A-Trak Throws Out More T-Shirts
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH

Published on September 4, 2012

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