Hall of fame
“There is no average night at Webster Hall,” says Rich Pawelczyk, the venue’s COO. It’s hard to imagine one, when there are six rooms on four storeys that regularly house both concerts from cutting-edge artists and club nights that last until dawn.
It’s an inclusive place. The team at Webster Hall don’t cultivate and curate their crowd from behind a velvet rope. “People from all walks of life, every demographic, every zip code and passport come to here,” says Pawelczyk.
This attitude has meant that the venue has been popular since 1886. Its impressive history draws in artists and crowds, and over the years Webster Hall has displayed diverse talent from Ray Charles to The Cure to Skrillex. “A perfect night is when the artist responds to the crowd, and the crowd in turn feeds off the artist’s energy,” says Pawelczyk. This positive feedback loop creates an unending cycle, and the party never really stops.
125 E 11th Street,
New York, NY 10003
Travis Bass creates and runs pop-up clubs in New York
The kind of parties I throw…
…stay fresh by moving location. People say New Yorkers need it. They get very bored, but when they see something off the beaten path, they love it.
A party is made by…
…the energy and flow. I like my clubs to be dark. I like people to let go
of their inhibitions.
On an average saturday…
…I make sure the door is extra tight because I try to keep the reputation. I make sure my people are having a great time, have a good drink and meet cool people.
BACK TO MY SPOT!
After the party is the afterparty, and after that it’s the hotel lobby. And after that you’ll need a few apps to keep it going.