That video was from last weekend. Looks pretty rad right? So this Saturday, June 12, you should really swing by the Standard Hotel in downtown LA and check out the Swimming With Sharks Pool Party #2 because MAD DECENT will be performing. And yes, we will be there handing out buckets of Incase goodies again.
Sometimes a dude just has to get out of town and play motorcycle soccer for a few days. So last weekend we had our friend Baby Kelley, (a/k/a The Bubba) shoot photos for us at the Standard Hotel’s Swimming With Sharks rooftop pool party. If you don’t know The Bubba, here are a few qualifications worth noting:
- She outfits hot lurkers & human babies with hand-drawn sloth bear t-shirts.
- She recently recorded the rap track “Shake It Like a Single Mom”.
- Via her legendary LA public access variety show, she wrecks minds with The Mystical & Magical Show Show
- She plays boingy noise guitar in God’s Gang
- And last but not least, she runs three super brilliant blogs:
And her three favorite things are kitty paws, PBR and minimalist industrial design. Basically, Baby K is a one-woman exercise in takin’ it easy, gettin’ weird and havin’ the right ‘tude for the job. Asking her to shoot half-cocked, blurry event photos at the Swimming With Sharks pool party worked out great! It appears a fine lurk was again had by all— lots of splashin’ and spazzin’ out with Incase water guns and Slider Cases for iPod and iPhone. Thanks to the Standard Hotel and MFG Productions (JMZ Outlaw, Matt & Mahtab). Enjoy the photos! Thanks, Bubba.
Be on the lookout for future guest photog & brog-log from our heavy bro—The Shellzbot.
Last month’s Swimming With Sharks pool party—SURPRISE!!!—turned out to be a totally worthwhile lurk in the sun. Great tunes, good BBQ, harsh golden dudes, cold brews, and uber babes in the right shoes. See photos for proof.
Thanks to James Outlaw & his cohorts at MFG Productions, we’ve decided to do it again this Saturday, August 15th. Free Incase squirt-guns battles, Free Slider Cases for iPhone 3G & iPod touch. This time around, Baby Kelley from the Butt Blog & Professor Von Slothheim is gonna be our guest events photographer, so watch out. She’s all about it. To MAKE IT HAPPEN RSVP.
Swimming With Sharks Pool Party
Standard Hotel Rooftop Pool
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!