Pop 50 was a party I organized in Summer 2018 at Soft Surplus, an East Williamsburg artist studio warehouse. Pop 50 was a sequel to Pop 40, a basement party I had organized the year prior (which preceded Charli XCX’s “Pop 2”.. take this as you will)
Pop 50 was conceived as a salve for the lack of Brooklyn queer nightlife devoted to euphoric synthesizers and manipulated femme vocals. While this community thrived online (later dubbed “hyperpop”), it lacked IRL spaces and programming at the time.
Planning included organizing five performers, three hosts, and our host venue, to coordinate lineup, AV, promotion, visuals, refreshments, event documentation and set design. I contributed a DJ set as Broken Spear and drag performance as Agatha Claw. Pop 50 was free.
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