Terrible Two Birthday Bash
Review by Carl Pietrusinkski
Photographed by Rachel Cabitt & Natalie Leonard
On Saturday, June 27th we celebrated our 2nd birthday
at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks for coming out!
A mere two years ago, Natalie Leonard gave birth to a humble online magazine entitled POND. As the Editor in Chief her goal was to construct a creative outlet to display some of her favorite music, artists, fashion, and writing. However, POND quickly grew into much more than that. Natalie had no idea what to expect with editors and contributors from New York, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, nearly everywhere in between, and even a handful of nations abroad. But with her absurdly tireless work ethic she’s somehow pulled it all together.
I’ll never forget the first time that I met Nat, it was over two years ago in a Penn State freshman dorm before I attended the school. A friend and I wandered into her room and promptly started eating pizza off of her roommate’s bed. Confused as to who we were, she introduced herself and laughed off our shenanigans. Two years later, during my first semester at Penn State, I reached out to her in hopes of writing for her publication. Luckily, she must have seen something in me. About a week later she had me interviewing bands and writing about whatever I wanted. I’m still not sure how I pulled that off, but I thank her for providing me with such a fruitful opportunity. Many others were added along the way, with their own stories as to how they became involved. Since, POND has become a one stop shop for the ever changing youth culture that above all else has been an absolute joy to be involved with.
This past Saturday, on a rainy day in Brooklyn one may have felt their eardrums ringing had they walked by Baby’s All Right on Broadway. The tunes were courtesy of Mute Cities, The Yetis, The Roofer’s Union, Acid Dad, and PSYMON SPINE. The five bands were scouted out to play POND’s Terrible Two Birthday Bash. Each band set a matchless ambiance for an afternoon of celebrating how far POND has come and for that we thank you a thousand times over. The afternoon was complimented with plenty of cold beverages and enough breakfast food to feed Ron Swanson courtesy of Baby’s incredible staff.
The entire POND team would like to personally thank all of those who came out; both from afar and just down the street, to celebrate with us. The concert exceeded our expectations and we hope it did the same for you. However, if you were a bum and missed out, we’ve assembled a photo gallery so that you can vicariously live the event through your computer screen. I’d also recommend checking out each of the bands to get a feel for what you missed.