Last night, the Music Hall of Williamsburg hosted a monumental event: the Wet Hot American Summer 10th Anniversary Celebration Show! For those of you who haven’t seen Wet Hot American Summer, why am I even talking to you? Get your head out of your ass!
I thought this dismal weather week on the cusp of summer would be the perfect time to bring this video* back.
Remember the summer of 2009? Pheonix’s “Lisztomania” was the anthem of the season, Williamsburg was at the height of an artistic and musical renaissance (enjoyed by hipsters, reviled by everyone else), and a bunch of people made this video, mimicking the classic “Brat Pack” dance scenes of the John Hughes movies that so intensely influenced people of the aforementioned “hipster” generation, that perfectly encapsulated that summer. It was only two years ago, but feels like a decade. It was before rent in Williamsburg rivaled Manhattan prices, while McCarren Park Pool was at its peak, and before Bushwick was the new East Williamsburg (which was, at the time, the new Williamsburg).
“The bridge between fine dining and stupid dining,” Robicelli’s is a small Mom & Pop (literally) cupcake company run by husband and wife team, Allison (the Mom) and Matt (the Pop) Robicelli, both Brooklyn natives from Bay Ridge. Passionate about their product and their customers, Allison and Matt are bursting with pride in what they do, and maintain integrity and loving care at every level of their business, using as many natural ingredients as possible and producing new, exciting flavors on a weekly basis (did someone say Chocolate Cheerwine cupcake??)