Love During Wartime was a party that happened twice, each basically the same way: I booked a dozen or so DJs, some VJs, some hosts and some community partners who, in addition to performing formed a voting panel for an arts grant. Guests paid $10 at the door to get in and, on their way out were given an application for $1000 in arts funding (the party’s net profits). Each party took place at The Paradise in Boston, and we held one grant-issuing micro-party at Great Scott. These were a lot of fun.
LDWT 1 : 2006
Grant Winner: Lissa Rivera, who needed funds to continue her photography career. It worked, she went on to great things.
Attendance: 400+. Named one of the year’s top 10 parties by the Boston Phoenix.
LDWT 2 : 2008
DJs: Lone Wolf (Gold Chain) with Bone Zone (live), Etan (Basstown), Claude Money (Soul Touch), Dan Shea (Bodies of Water Arts & Crafts), Matt Sisto (Lemmingtrail), Chris Devlin (Spank Rock), Joseph Colbourne (Color), Baltimoroder (Hearthrob), Dafna / Stella (Gross Anatomy), Mark Pearson (Neptune).
Video: Morgan (Hearthrob), Matt Boch (Dust Bunnies), Robotkid, Sue (U.V. Protection).
Grant Winner: Jeff Czekaj, who wanted to turn a bus into a mobile DIY venue.
Photos: Ben Sisto, Kris Ireland
LDTW 2 Audio:
When digging through some archives I found these MP3s which, appear to be a line-out from the DJ booth. Thanks to whoever recorded these and got them to me; I don’t have any memory of doing it myself. Also included here is a LDWT promo mix that Chris Devlin made to hype the party.
LDWT 2 Grant Issuing Party: 2008
DJs: Certified Bananas, Lonewolf, Mistaker