77BOADRUM at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There was still two blocks worth of packed people trying to get into Brooklyn Bridge Park when they shut the gates at the full capacity of 4,000. Many gave up, some went to the neighboring park, but a large number of enterprising souls walked up Brooklyn Bridge and stood on the tower decks, getting a bird’s-eye view of this once-in-a-lifetime installation/event/concert: 77 drum sets arranged in a spiral, all playing at once, for one day only, 07/07/07. At the center: Japan’s craziest noisemakers, Boredoms. And though the watchers on the bridge would have to fend with passing busses and car engines, those guys probably got a better view of this odd and life-affirming event than those of us lucky enough to get inside.