The last panel scheduled was Cutting Through the Clutter: Opportunities in an Ever-Fragmented Music and Media Landscape, and I got to catch the whole thing. The panelists, including Julianne Escobedo Shepherd from The Fader, Adam Shore from The Daily Swarm, and Jose Tillan from MTV Tr3s brought up some great points about how musicians can get heard through all the noise.
Then, JP and I hopped on the subway and headed to Brooklyn for Toy Selectah, Fidel Nadal, and Ozomatli. Unfortunately, neither of us new New Yorkers, despite both Google mapping the trip, could figure out which stop would get us closest to the correct entrance to Prospect Park. So, we ended up walking through the park for about a mile and missed Toy Selectah’s short set. But we managed to get him to come out afterward for some quick photos before we headed out in search of dinner because we were starving and were about to get a contact high from the Fidel Nadal crowd. We decided to be responsible adults that night and turned in early to rest up for the following night’s mischief, which wasn’t so much mischief as it was a lot of walking, but I’ll save that for the next post.