Tasting “The Return of Inga Part 3” @ 141 Chrystie
Saturday March 31th, 2012
Music provided by: James Penfold, Kim Ann Foxman, Jack Abramcyk
The team behind the dance parties at Red Egg had a 3 day pop up party at club 141 Chrystie starting on Thursday the 29th and ending on Saturday the 31st. There was a coat check at the entrance and a gin and tonic ran at $11.
* Behind red eyes
Here’s what our “Tasters” thought. Click the Names to find out more about them.
Zero : We, at TasteYourParty, are big fans of Red Egg. We liked their parties so much we even gave them our first honor of Flavor of the Month for January. When we heard that they would not be opening back up after a a 2 week makeover, the team was pretty upset. Luckily, this week, their was news that they were going to be moving their shindig over to Chrystie 141 for a 3 day pop up exclusive. As you can image, we were pretty excited. Could this party match up to the likes of its predecessor? Read on to find out what we preferred, the Chystie or the Red Egg.
VirGIN: Just like the party before it, the venue was dark, red, and foggy. You can definitely tell they were trying to evoke the same feeling as they did before but the space here was actually much much larger and more open.
A new addition was a laser light show being projected over head and onto the walls around us. This was a very nice visual as the fog helped to define the streams of light cutting through the air. The problem though, was that it eventually lead to some light induced headaches later on.
SWIRL: Probably one of the more amusing things to see tonight was that we were one of the first groups to get there. 2 girls danced by themselves on the wide empty dance floor to randomly places tracks. At one point, one girl began to do high kicks to Taylor Swift as the other girl sat and watched. We probably would have ended up joining them but once we got settled, they actually left.
Zero : Time passed by slowly as we made small talk with each other and the place remained noticeably barren. I know people really like to arrive fashionable late to a venue but this seemed a little ridiculous. Whenever we had went to Red Egg around this time, it had never been this bad. And the lasers were starting to get to me.
Eventually more people began to arrive so we decided to get up and make an attempt to dance. Around us were some girls with interesting updos and guys in leather jackets. No shortage of fur here and lots of studs blanketing their outerwear.
SWIRL: So we got up, and tried to do our thing. We also noticed another group of girls who had their own little dance circle going on as well. The thing here though, was we both were not really feeling it. Like a stripper not wanting to go in when she’s feeling under the weather, we were forcing ourselves to dance this one through. The music wasn’t helping at this point either when a song came on that repeated a phrases throughout it’s whole duration. Over and over again. It sounded like a 14 minute loop of evil.
VirGIN: A security man bumped into me a caused me to spill my drink all over my arm. He didn’t even say “sorry” or “excuse me.” Dam.
Zero : So after being here for 2+ hours we decided to throw in the towel and head on over to a house party. Sure, everyone always says, well things always liven up around 2 or 3, but really we don’t wanna stay at a venue for over 5 hours if we’re not being consistently entertained.
I hope things picked up because we love the Red Egg parties and miss those events. I also had a feeling as if maybe this pop up event wasn’t so heavily advertised. News that they would be setting up permanent residency at 141 Chrystie gives me some hope that maybe things will get better and we can possibly have a return to form.
So the Chrystie or the Red Egg? Definitely the egg.
WHY WE WOULD COME BACK FOR SECONDS
- Fog machines
- Nice open space for dancing
- For the most part, a very friendly staff
WHY WE WOULD SEND IT BACK
- Pretty dead when it first opens
- Not too crazy for some of the music
- Laser lights eventually led to headaches