I’d lay even money Bloomy’s off in Bermuda or enjoying a lovely day out in the Hamptons. The last place he wants to be is around this crew. With that in mind, don’t expect local residents to be too thrilled listening to these cavemen pounding on drums.
Let’s give them 24 minutes, maybe.
Mayor Bloomberg’s deep, sacred bond with the First Amendment will be tested today at 2 p.m. when Occupy Wall Street’s drummers will begin a 24-hour “JAM SESSION” outside his townhouse mansion on East 79th Street. A release proclaims, “Tie-dye, didgeridoo, hackeysack welcome! No shirt, no shoes, no problem! And if you don’t have talent, don’t worry: FREE DRUM LESSONS offered! Also on offer: collaborative drumming with the police!” Nothing makes that bass drum boom like a baton.
After Monday’s eviction, drummers as well as other musicians have attempted to bring their instruments into Zuccotti Park to mixed results, with some being kicked out for having accordions while others are allowed by Brookfield to lug their drums in. The rules themselves don’t prohibit music but state that the park is for “passive recreation.”
Once commenter nails it: “Is OWS’s goal to piss off everyone in the city until there is a backlash against OWS?”
Update: The New York Daily News is covering it live. How pathetic is this bunch? Check out the woman with the toy drum.