Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rusty Knot Party Bus makes East Village debut

As Eater noted, last night marked the debut of the Rusty Knot Party Bus, which picks up Knotgoers in Williamsburg and the East Village and plies them with alcohol before they go to the nautica-themed faux dive on the West Side Highway for a big party or something ...

Given the crazy-cat Web site, I figured this might be a shitshow...



I had no intention of getting on the bus -- just curious what might happen while waiting to board. The bus was scheduled to stop at First Street and First Avenue at 8:30 last night (and later at 10:30) ...and it promptly rolled up at 8:28.




Two people were waiting to board. Three more people hustled across First Avenue... other passengers included three-four people who were waiting inside at One and One...and three guys who arrived on skateboards. So 12 by my count. No one was in costume. And only two people sort of squealed while boarding.



The bus idled for nearly 15 minutes...



...before taking off, making a clumsy left onto Third Street...

5 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

What happened Rusty Knot, Gawker editors and West-side gay scenesters staying away in droves? Not even B&Ters showing up? Well guess what, this is NYC 2010 baby! Like hipsters in W'burg and the EV can't get chicken liver sammies and cans of beer in high-concept faux-"dives" in their own neighborhoods! Ha!

Goggla said...

Hey, I was expecting you to report the bus was full of free kittehs!

EV Grieve said...

If only, Goggla!

prodigal son said...

KFKK does touch on something that has occurred to me too. You pretty much get the same types of night places in every neighborhood now. Only the Long Island/ Staten Island/ NJ crowd has to go someplace else to find something different.

JJ said...

I saw that big sucker , cool idea