1:00 AM We are led down the hall to the Hudson Hotel’s library bar for the Ladyland Rock and Roll party; suddenly it all feels right, as if somewhere nearby Aldous Snow is doing coke off a go-go dancer’s diamond-encrusted underpants. Riley Keough-channeling nightlife photographer Ash Fox snaps away, legitimizing the clientele’s dedicated pre-party beautification process.
1:20 AM Ready to move on, we cab it to Avenue, where promoter Gregory Dinwoodie leads us past the bouncers and into an upstairs booth. Endless Screwdrivers keep the table happy and dancing to the playlist of pop/indie soundtracks; they also result in endless visits to the epic “mostly newfound couples looking to hook-up in the stall” bathroom line.
3:00 AM One of The L Mag’s Fashionable Bystanders, Houman Farahmand, advises us to head to the Kenmare, on the LES. While the previous plan included the low key White Noise, we decide to embrace the more fashionably demanding scene and pile five people into a cab.
3:15 AM There isn’t a list situation at the door, but the Kenmare crowd feels worthy of one. If the Misshapes experienced a less-celebrity based, eye-rolly reincarnation, it might look something like this.
3:30 AM A woman taps my shoulder and instructs me to halt the picture-taking or my camera will be confiscated—we accept this as a sign to wave au revoir to the night in a cab back to Brooklyn.
WHERE THEY GO THE REST OF THE WEEK:
Tueday: Filth at Home Sweet Home/Avenue
Friday: Above Allen at Thompson Hotel
Sautrday: Don Hill's
Sunday: Sway at McGovern’s