Pool parties end — the fans speak

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Rap master Doug E. Fresh taught the world how to “Dougie” at the very last of the JellyNYC Pool Parties on the Williamsburg waterfront — a bittersweet signoff for the five-year series. Hipsters came from as far and wide as New Jersey to witness the event, and had plenty to say about the future of the free music scene:

“I really hope they bring it back — it’s a community event that brings everyone together.” - Natalia Velez-Ireland

“The party isn’t what it used to be. Of course I loved it, I’ve been coming for five years. But it’ll be back next year in another form. The scene evolves.” - Heidi Hamplin

“It’s sad that this is my first and last Jelly party. We’ve had a great time.” - Amy Schneider

“I heard it’s going to be a paid show next year. You run a show for a long time, then you get kicked out by the corporations. Figures.” - “Concert” Joe

“Sure it’s sad, it’s a free show. But there’s always going to be free music around here.” - Jed Crocker

“They’ve changed a lot since they started, but it’s sad to see that they’re already gone.” - Laura Wiese

“It’s my first one, but we’re hoping that something comes back next summer.” - Kate Witt

“There will always be free music in Williamsburg. This was great. But we’ll see it again.” - Alex Fredericks

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dan from williamsburg says:
those bottom three hipsters are way hot.
Aug. 31, 2010, 4:47 pm

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