While the much-hyped crypto market is in the middle of a big crash, the staunch supporters still turned out in droves for New York’s NFT conference called, NFT.NYC.
One of the week’s events is Bored Ape Yacht Club’s members-only ApeFest, which took place at Brooklyn Steel last year and has now moved to Pier 17 in Manhattan. Despite its relative niche audience, the fest featured a long list of industry heavyweights, including LCD Soundsystem, Haim, Questlove, Lil Baby, Amy Schumer, and Timbaland.
LCD Soundsystem joined the stage early on in the night, exciting fans with a rare live performance from the group. The rock outfit played their all-time classic closer “All My Friends” while the crowd bounced around to the pulsing track.
Despite the weather turning bad, fans still came out, covered in rain-resistant ponchos, ready for HAIM to take the stage. The trio gave an electric performance in matching black two-piece outfits, banging on drums and giving wiry guitar solos.
Timbaland, who is a frequent Bored Ape partner, retweeted a few videos of his set while rapper and fellow performer Lil Baby also shared Instagram stories of the fest. In a strange turn of events, a Snoop Dogg impersonator was seen reportedly seen walked around the fest to “drum up excitement.”
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