Araabmuzik w/Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, Nick Hook
East River Park
Monday, August 20
Better than: Drinking Red Bull to get through just about anything else.
Watching the Manhattan-by-night sightseeing cruises pass behind East River Park's Summerstage during last night's Araabmuzik-headlined show, you had to wonder how the ship's tour guide was explaining the scene they floated by. Hundreds of teenagerssome atop each other's shoulders, some whipping bottles of water into the air, one wearing an "MDMA-ZING" neon tank, and far too many smoking cigs (among other things) behind their mothers' backsscreamed, raved, flailed, and booty-popped to Waka Flocka Flame before collectively bouncing into a moshpit for a remix of Baauer's "Harlem Shake." "To your right, you'll see one of New York City's many diverse music festivals," we imagine the tour guide told his voyeurs.