Only 72-hours after saying goodbye in Chicago to the Bresnitz brothers (from Brooklyn’s Finger On The Pulse Productions), I found myself yet again in their sonic grasp at Saturday’s Swimming With Sharks rooftop pool party in Downtown Los Angeles. From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles in less than a week, these twins get around. Both always rocking that classic identical glasses, beards, tank tops, no shoes vibe… It’s like constantly seeing a variation of the same guy in two places at once. Trippy. How they have time to throw their Incase-sponsored Summer BBQ Blowout Series at Brooklyn’s Hope Lounge while also djing their asses off around the globe and producing Dinner With The Band on the IFC Network, I will never understand.
As a general rule, hipster hotel pool parties can be a real crapshoot, especially when promoters are looking to attract that Chrome Hearts crowd, (you know what I mean), but fortunately Matt & James of MFG Productions were handling the hysterics. Creators of the long-running Dance Right events, day or night these two lurkers know how to make a party feel like you’re relaxing in your own living room, albeit with 400 screaming, wet, spastic teenagers-for-life running around wearing little to no clothing.
This installment of LA’s now legendary pool party was about 85% more bonkers than I figured it would be. Between the rooftop pool’s panoramic city views and the Incase-branded squirt-gun wars; to the blazing bikini situations and random muscle dudes with bad tattoos; to the deeply mind blowing Goth chicks with vampire teeth (wearing black knit swimsuits, velvet capes and platform boots); to the exceptional DJ skills of Mr. James Pants *[that was for you Apple & Rachel]; to the creepy/funny contests dreamed up by James Outlaw, (of course); to the free BBQ; to Totally Tammy’s crushing yellow outfit and Baby Kelley indiscreetly shooting photos for her burgeoning “Butt Blog“… — the party was total chaos. Wonderful, barely contained chaos.
Winners of the gummy worm/make-out/whipped cream/balloon contests went spazztastic for their Incase gift packages (nylon backpacks, neoprene sleeves and Slider Cases for iPhone & iPod). Like, you’ve never seen dudes without shirts so stoked in their lives. Check the photos, you’ll see what I’m saying. So much happy.
Now that the June gloom is gone, it’s summer here in Los Angeles; people are finally out of their shells and enjoying themselves. Thanks to MFG & Finger On The Pulse for throwing such a quality poolside lurk.
Enjoy the photos!