Dan Deacon lugged his duct-taped Casio electronics and Sally Jessy specs to NY’s Whitney Museum of American Art this past Friday as part of the Whitney Live series, getting the kids to do the famed “Ethan Hawke!” and “Gattaca!” countdown. Then, of course, they danced.

You can see more clips here. Nothing against Dan — he knows how to party — but these videos make you understand why people hate hipsters. As we’ve learned in the past, though, you sorta had to be there. With all the breathless blog reportage detailing his quips, sing-alongs, and dance taggery … how much longer do you think he can pull off this same show?

Comments (19)
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  2. 6 months.

  3. bmorecareful  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0


  4. Grimmone  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    Quite frankly I’d rather see a Dan Deacon show complete with dance-offs, sing alongs and glowing skulls over a snooty hipster band that just stands there and tells the crowd to shut-up.

  5. Van Death  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    No no no. These aren’t hipsters. These kids are just fashion victims with bad dance moves.

  6. lukemandese  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    gotta love dan. i agree with grimmone music should make you fell happy not tell you to shut the fuck up.

  7. alex pacheco  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    i think its funny that people would much rather debate music on a blog than actually go to a show and have fun

  8. jeremy  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    first off, this is from deacon’s myspace blog:

    Since its a fancy, well respected museum please dress as INSANE/STUPID/COSTUMED/TO THE 9′s/CRAZY. this will be a lights-on-the-whole-time show it would be awesome if the audience looked totally bonkers, colorful, and weird. this performance will be a very heavy audience participation type show. i’m counting on you

    (as noted here: http://www.imposemagazine.com/mag/index.php/2008/02/11/dan-deacon-whitney-museum-manhattan-ny/)

    i guess his efforts had their effects.

    second, he just came off a full national tour with his video projected “ultimate reality” performance piece… not exactly more of the same. but whatever.

  9. booboo  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    I’ve been to a few events here in Bmore at the copy cat with Whamcity…i enjoy mayhem…there’s not much else to get into around here except maybe crack addiction

  10. nick  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    i need to get the fuck out of new york.

  11. gregg  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    let’s stop talking about him

  12. NLP  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0


  13. noisyblock  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    Is he deliberately making fun of retards by acting like one? Or is he actually some sort of noise making savant? I can’t decide so I’ll just move on…

  14. Elliot  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    Whether you like Dan Deacon concerts or not, i’m just glad that we can all agree his actual music sucks.

  15. john  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    Awful… truly simply awful. Please make him and his sheep go away.

  16. 11/16=.687  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2008 0

    “Whether you like Dan Deacon concerts or not, i’m just glad that we can all agree his actual music sucks.”

    I like Dan Deacon and his music, but that quote is making me laugh like a little school girl right now.

    Thank you, Elliot.

  17. Cash  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2008 0

    Let [him] die.

  18. he will be able to do this for as long as he wants .. theres always be a dan deacon there wil always be a puffy and a brit spears .
    there will also always be bloggers like yall
    jah jah

  19. Tomas Delgado  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2008 0

    Dan Deacon’s approach to electronic music isn’t anything too new. Reminds me of a lack luster and hipster ridden Kid 606. The only reason he is popular is because of his gimmicks and Pitchfork debut. As for his electronic style, it inst anything special, its rather dull to say the least. He is just lucky to have the networks and resources he has. To be honest with you, the surrealism and absurdity at his shows are weak compared to Burning Man events. Hahah, I guess he is spinning my room mates wedding.

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