Photos by G.
On April 14, 2010, Travis Egedy aka Pictureplane took the stage to warm up the rowdy sold-out crowd for Crystal Castles at the Fillmore East in New York. His music can be described as “dark synth pop.” His stage show can be described as a deleted scene from “Eyes Wide Shut.” After the first song, a woman in a white dress (later identified as “the librarian”) walked out on stage and started thumbing through a book. She then started writing on some of the pages, tore them out, and threw them into the crowd. Perhaps the ecstasy was kicking in by this point because the people in the front were clamoring to grab them as if they were unreleased pages of the manuscript from the “Twilight” series!
To make things even more bizarre, another man (later identified as “the alchemist”) walked out onto the stage and started emptying out bottles of baby powder on the stage and then took a whip and started whipping the baby powder into the air. The next thing you knew, the entire room was engulfed in a cloud of baby powder. The audience didn’t quite know how to react. As this was my first time seeing Pictureplane, I wasn’t sure if I should be enjoying myself or trying to figure out a way to send him my dry-cleaning bill. After several minutes of this, the crowd was no longer amused. When Pictureplane announced he was leaving the stage, thunderous applause were heard in the Fillmore East. When the lights came back on, an obviously irritated road crew cleaned up the mess.