Pictures from the Stereo Society launch party
We have had our heads down working most of the time, but we did enjoy a good launch party all those years ago on April 15, 1999.
Our launch was on April 15, 1999. We indulged ourselves on tax day with a party in the Basement under CBGB’s club, in Downtown New York. As you can see, the crowd was very well-behaved. We were delighted to see the broadest cross-section of people:
from computer programmers to online company directors
from classical virtuoso instrumentalists to punk guitarists
from corporate record company execs to DJs
from seven years old to seventy years old.
Since it wasn’t exactly Hollywood, darlings, we left everyone to photograph each other with disposable cameras. Hello. Someone out there still has three of them. These are the pictures fit to print. We kept others as hard physical evidence.
Off-duty JR Rost, feels awkward at a party if he isn’t taking snaps. We collected a few of his, see below. Funny how people have different favorites.
Social Corner: Disposable Camera Archive
Carol Lipnik, writer of Ships That Pass In The Night, adjusts her personal internet reality.
Another perfect Billboard magazine shot. From left: Katheryn Russell (vocalist and multi-instrumentalist); Sherrie Siegel (video and communications doyenne) and BJ Nelson (artist and writer, featured on Cry Tomorrow).
Rob Rives (artist, remixer, producer).
Social Corner: Off Duty JR Rost
The special neon sign for the occasion. Many wasted shots when it flashed too soon or too late