As it turned out, the affair, which started at 1 a.m., was busted by cops at approximately 1:06 a.m. (they called us "idiots"), and everyone hastily fled. One of the event staffers, on the way out, ran into a friend, who promptly offered her own under-construction space to continue the party. The party was then moved, piece-by-piece (after the cops left) to the new location, at 2 a.m. A bar was hastily thrown together out of detritus and people texted and tweeted about the change of plans. A small crowd filled the new space, a future cafe on Havemeyer with aqua-blue walls. Physical Therapy DJ'd for friends like fashion designer Gerlan and DJ Michael Magnan. There was a brief and surreal vodka-fueled dance party and, finally, Liturgy played, in a vastly different setting than originally intended.
We went to the party's original location early, and before it got shut down, took a fascinating, sad, and spooky tour of Monster Island's remains, including practice spaces, random bedrooms, screenprinting studio and art gallery. Photos from this, and the weird re-assembled party on Havemeyer, are included in the gallery above.