Subculture did it again! By Way of Wes Anderson was a hit last night at Fort Lauderdale’s Greenroom, whose space was transformed from floor to ceiling into an interactive gallery space. They filled the space with activity areas, one of them being a face painting and photo area, inspired by the Wes’ film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Guests flooded the space in costume, with a few sporting the Richie Tenenbaum beard to go with their matching headbands. In the main hall, the walls were covered with Wes Anderson themed artwork from his most famous films. Music flowed from DJ booth while live bands prepared to perform on stage.
Upstairs local vendors sold their themed items like freshly silk-screened t-shirts to shot glasses. On top of all this there was quite a spread being served by Riverside Market that easily had people coming back for seconds.
At 11 p.m., the lights dimmed and all eyes focused on the stage. Saskatchewan, from Orlando, began to play soft and mellow songs that drew everyone in. Almost seductive in performance, Saskatchewan lulled listeners into tranquility within minutes, and just as quickly changed it up.
Their next few songs were more funk and groove, which matched the tempo of Wes Anderson movie clips playing on the screen behind them. Upbeat and steady, heads bobbed, but the band would change the mood again.
Keeping in line with the quirkiness of Anderson’s films, Levek played true to the events theme.
They offered a sound to the crowd consistent with any score from Andersons’ films; bellowing and adventurous throughout, a sound that worked perfectly with the existing acoustics and had the ability to linger in guests minds for the remainder of the night.
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