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HEATHER METAL PARKING LOT 3D

July 30, The Luther Barn
19 Furnace Bank Rd
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The Wassaic Project is thrilled to host the third annual Heather Metal Parking Lot (HMPL) on July 30th at the Luther Barn. HMPL was founded in 2014 by former Wassaic Artists-in-Residence to celebrate the widespread cultural impact of heavy metal culture. This year’s event will feature a traditional pig roast, bonfire, camping, metal DJ’s, and a late night screening of Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D! Additionally, there will be a special screening of the original Heavy Metal Parking Lot to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary.

Statement from the Artists:

During the summer of 2014, five residents of the Wassaic Project organized a metal themed park- ing lot party that would become somewhat infamous. Originally drawing inspiration from the dark comedy Heathers (1988) and the documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986), we organized a parking lot party with a lot of trucks, a cool logo, homemade tie-dyed T-shirts, a low brow/hi-brow hot dog BBQ, glow in the dark croquet and an outdoor screening of the movie Heathers. This was the first iteration of HEATHER METAL PARKING LOT.

In the summer of 2015 we roasted a local pig on an outdoor and homemade spit that fed the metal goers during the event — from off the bed of a truck. From the bleachers of the party, artist Eli Hansen gave free outdoor tattoos of metal related images. Projected on the outdoor screen played Conan the Barbarian, followed by The Warriors — viewed with subtitles, so as not to in- terrupt the six hour metal playlist blasting from the outdoor speakers. A very large and very hot bonfire was continually fed with hardwood throughout the night.

This summer’s event, HEATHER METAL PARKING LOT PART 3D, will show three films, including Friday the 13th in 3D and the original inspiration of Heavy Metal Parking Lot (celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the film). Additionally, we will offer all of the other elements that make this event a memorable one: fire, pig, T-shirts, community, outdoor games, metal manicures, tattoos, metal music, death portraits, Stoner Rock DJ.

Registration fee of $25 is required for participation.
Registration includes:

  • spit roasted pig & grillins’
  • ice cold beer (a lot)
  • camping (you must bring all the necessary equipment for camping)

SPACE IS LIMITED. We strongly encourage you to register in advance.

Organized by Roxanne Jackson, Chris Held, Mitch Miller, Sean Fader and Charlotte Caldwell to continue the tradition of celebrating Summer in Wassaic.
Participating artists Roxanne Jackson, Chris Held, Mitch Miller, Sean Fader, Gurl Don’t Be Dumb (GDBD), Eli Hansen, Josh Kil, DJ Scotley Crüe, Brian Whitley, DJ Wizzerd, Alex Yudzon, and Rachel Finelli

Artist made event t-shirts available for $15.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO COME

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015

Heather Metal Parking Lot 2, 2015