"WIERD Turns 500" Party with Tobias Bernstrup Live and DJs Avana, Goutroy, and Frankie Teardrop
October 10, 2012
This is a Very Rare week indeed as tonight is WIERD's 500th party!
Despite the fact I try my best to remember all that the WIERD does, I've never been much of a fan of counting, or even numbers, or keeping track of things in general - the cold gods know its so difficult in a day and age where there's so little to grab on to. But earlier this year out of simply trying to process the past in order to continue forward, maybe what could only be called perverse VRuriosity considering how many months and endless hours IT took to account for every week's musical activities since the beginning, I began going through boxes of archival ephemera, dusty cdrs and email folders of fliers, correspondences and playlists, and a slowly fading, eminently blurry, and all but totally destroyed memory. And with the help of Hillary and Frankie's as always hugely generous efforts we've put together a pretty nice archive of the WIERD World from 2002 to today which we have built into the website. Enjoy:
In looking back at the last decade I still really don't know what to feel. With so many people choosing to act out a life abstracted alone in the virtual aether over the life affirming pleasures of the true flesh and blood of the night in res extensa, it's often more and more difficult to tell exactly who is alive sometimes nowadays. In light of this I suppose I'm incredibly thankful so many of you are still coming out week after week, I'm proud to have lived through all the wild nights with all of you guys, and proud to honestly still be alive (which I'm quite certain I am), and I'll never forget IT all...even though, as always, IT never existed in the first place. Alas, onward. VR.
For tonight's festivities there is noone more perfect to mark the occasion as he was amongst the first live performances we ever had in the party's early daze in the BK, and tonight WIERD welcomes the long-overdue return of our dear friend the great Mr. TOBIAS BERNSTRUP from Stockholm, Sweden for a live performance at midnight! This will be Tobias's first NYC show since he last played the party in 2008, and with the four excellent trax he contributed to the WIERD compilations I and II, many solidly throbbing and infectious albums, 12"s and EPs, and a few pages of solo museum shows and gallery exhibitions in the likes of Egypt, China, Japan, Turkey, Mexico, and Russia, our lovely latex, leather and PVC clad hero of the gender dysphoric landscape has spanned the globe the last 5 years. Following his amazing performance at the opening of his new show at Utah MOCA this past week, he's back to once again grace us with his presence and inhabit his latest character. See you all this evening to celebrate 500 nights in the WIERD World...
Avana, Goutroy, and Frankie Teardrop Spin 500 Nights in the WIERD!
Wed. Oct. 10th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Tobias Bernstrup at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Christie St. at Delancey, NYC