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Think Vintage

The band’s energy seemed limitless since with every minute of the show, the spins grew in amplitude, the jumps in height and the pelvic thrusts in intensity.

Story, photos and videos by Tamriko Bardadze

Vintage Trouble from Citizen Brooklyn on Vimeo.

The bright and sparkling energy of the Vintage Trouble that I was showered with at the recent AfroPunk Festival hit me straight in the head, but echoed in the pelvis.

The contagious spirit of the seventies, pumped up by the lead vocalist Ty Taylor’s alarming high-pitched squeals, took the audience back in time and away from worries and stress of the present. Ty, who’s pelvis could probably win the “World’s Most Active Pelvis Competition” gave a one hundred percent of his voice, sweat and smiles to an insatiable crowd whose response to the massive sexual energy release was fascinating even to me. Jumping, spinning and squeezing at times brought “Sparkling Ty” to the point of boiling, which fed the excited crowd with the raw and moist spirit of Rock-and-Roll. The band’s energy, however, seemed limitless since with every minute of the show, the spins grew in amplitude, the jumps in height and the pelvic thrusts in intensity.

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Vintage love and vintage kisses
Push your pelvis up, boy!

Guess who more than ever misses
Traveling in time?

Take me back to hot and sweaty
Walk me through your moves.

Make me dance with you a while,
I’m in trouble vintage style!

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

Photo © Tamriko Bardadze

One Response to “Think Vintage”

  1. carol lynn says:

    Love the photos of this extraordinary band. So glad they got to rock it out in Rio, giving more people a sample of their incredible, soul-charged musical expertise and thunder storm of greatness!