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NEW YORK CITY — The headlines in Finland this morning are all screaming “Pyhä paska palloja!”
In English, “unprecedented” doesn’t begin to describe Saturday night’s Eastern Conference Finals at the Bowery Ballroom. Extraordinary? Excruciating? Maybe “Banana fucking pants” is as close as we’re gonna get.
Every weekend, half of Manhattan heads for the Hamptons or up the Hudson, so about 800,000 are left to maneuver the tourists, hot garbage and traveling air guitar champions. Last night, every single one of those 800,000 showed up at the Bowery Ballroom and saw a true Pyhä paska palloja if ever there was one, as FRIENDZONE (Rob Weychert) and THE AIRTISTE (Jeffrey Stiles) tied one another in three consecutive air offs. But perhaps the most incredible thing was not a single one of those New Yorkers in attendance left before the long show was over.
It was extraordinary and excruciating and without a doubt one for the record books.