We may have not figured out how to build time machines yet, but the minute I stepped inside The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn on Saturday, the 25th, for the second Dangerfest, it was the 90’s again. You were immediately greeted by the lovely Emily Danger with different patterned snap bracelets (you know you love and miss those)! We had dirty grunge guys talking to Clueless girls and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rocking out with witches from The Craft. The entire night was the ultimate throwback.
Openers, Captain Wizard, are these three chill looking dudes with really dirty guitar sounds, strong riffs and heavy drumming. They basically prove grunge will never be dead. I overheard one girl in the crowd say “WOW! You wouldn’t expect that voice come out of that guy.” – She’s right!
Before Emily Danger, the one and only performed, she announced all the raffle winners. I didn’t win the basket with My Little Pony, Trapper Keeper folders and a VHS copy of The Parent Trap, BUT I did win a serenade and really fucking cool sunglasses! It’s mesmerizing to see Emily on stage because when you meet her she’s this super friendly and quirky girl, but when she’s singing, she’s this exotic and powerful musician. She leaves the audience falling deeply in love and in awe.
5 reasons why it was the best underground party in Williamsburg on Saturday:
1. The proceeds benefitted Jasper House Haiti which exists to empower young women in Haiti who have experienced tragedy.
2. Jordan Doherty winning the “Kiss Ricky Watts” raffle (drummer for Emily Danger.)
3. The 90’s circle singalong downstairs at the piano bar.
4. The amazing open bar thanks to Sixpoint Brewery and Brooklyn Gin.
5. Accidentally meeting fellow Pancakes & Whiskey photojournalist, Hannah! We both agree that the all bands brought their A games, especially when they ended their sets with 90’s covers.
Can’t wait for Dangerfest 3!
Article: Kayla Klein