This past Saturday, PhilaMOCA hosted the Mausoleum Pizza Party, which featured pizza, West Philly’s Pizza Face, and Macauly Culkin’s Pizza Underground. We weren’t there, but a friend of the Philebs was in attendance, and sent over the following brief review:
It was weird. And not in that joyful, ‘can you believe this??’ sort of way. Just lame vibes. Barely worth even commenting on really.
But the dumbest thing was that there was weird, coded, quasi-bitter references to Pizza Brain dropping out of the event. No good. All that made me want to do was actually GO to Pizza Brain. So, I did. Right after the show. It was exponentially better.”
Pizza Brain was originally a co-presenter/curator of the event, but backed out about a week before the event, saying “Myriad attempts were made from both ends to find a middle ground wherein all groups participating felt creatively fulfilled, but alas, our vibes conflicted due to very specific artistic differences.” Pizza Brain’s whole statement can be read after the jump, but if you’re feeling like you wanna get behind them, they’re sponsoring a free in-store by The Districts tomorrow night at AKA Records.
Dearest Pizza Public of Earth,
It is with a mournful heart that we announce our resignation as co-curator & sponsor of the Pizza Underground show January 25th 2014 at PhilaMOCA. On behalf of all collaborators on our end, we sincerely apologize to each and every pizza partier between here and the mighty Schuylkill for any confusion this may cause.
Having been given at the outset what we perceived to be creative control of the event, and arriving at a preliminary agreed framework for the evening’s affairs – PhilaMOCA’s overall vision ultimately revealed itself as something we felt we couldn’t get behind. The pizza mission was compromised, as it were.
Myriad attempts were made from both ends to find a middle ground wherein all groups participating felt creatively fulfilled, but alas, our vibes conflicted due to very specific artistic differences. That being the case, we feel it’s best to hang up our pizza gloves, call it a day and effectively remove our hands from any and all involvement regarding the ‘Mausoleum Pizza Party’ event.
Rest assured, we did not arrive at this decision lightly, but after much discernment, deliberation and emotionally charged conversation. We trust you’ll still have a memorable time admiring Macaulay Culkin, his crew, and their kazoos, and truly hope that whatever transpires on Jan 25th is something you’re enraptured by.
On the positive side of all this, we’ve unlocked a considerable bevy of new pizza visions from this peculiar experience, and are currently working on decoding them with sincere vigor. However these visions choose to manifest themselves, we expect to throw a pizza happening sometime in the late winter/early spring with the hopes of sharing them with you, our pizza-loving brethren and sistren of Philly.
long live pizza culture.
increase the piece.
With the utmost sincerity,
the pizza brain fam