WEST at Roulette

A photo story of Wild Up’s performance of WEST. at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2016. Photos by Stephanie Berger. This was our first time on the road, our first time performing in NY. There were too many of us in one air bnb. It was a moment that now feels pivotal, a show that got us in the NY Times, twice. And the show where the theme was so on-the-nose that we broke fire code by sage smudging the entire hall. It was our very west coast band’s east coast debut: we needed gloves for the prickly tumbleweeds, we needed many, many salt lamps, and one cowboy hat. And in these photos, Stephanie Berger captured the “raucous, grungy” and “fun-loving family” feel better than we could have hoped for.