LIVE REVIEW: Vans House Party @ House of Vans, Brooklyn 7/29/11
These, ladies and gentleman, are three of the latest additions to the 2011 Oxford English Dictionary. In an attempt to keeping with the zeitgeist, OED reached into the
However, in today’s time, epic has taken been subverted into a new monster, more associated with bro-fests and beer pong than sirens or sea voyages.
Fall out of bed? Epic.
Tie your shoes? Epic win.
Buy a beer? Epic-Sauce.
Fall on your face? Epic-face.
Free Denny’s pancakes…hopefully the point has been made.
The bottom line is that like the ubiquitous LOL or OMG, both of which whose users are rarely actually partaking in the action, ‘epic’ has become a term detached from it’s true meaning: “far-surpassing the ordinary,” and “of heroic or impressive proportions.”
Well, friends, weep no longer; unless of course you weren’t at the Van’s House Party last Friday night. The players: Pissed Jeans, Screaming Females, Fucked Up and Cro Mags, a veritable pantheon expressing the range and influence of punk and hardcore. All for free.
Hopefully these pictures capture some of the night’s OMGs, LOLs and epic…greatness.