Bryanboy at Hugo Boss Prize

Hugo Boss Prize 2014

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Since 1996, HUGO BOSS has been awarding the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum every two years to distinguished up-and-coming artists for their contribution to contemporary art. This year’s award went to Paul Chan. The Guggenheim Museum will showcase his work in a solo exhibition in Spring 2015.

Notable attendees include HUGO BOSS Artistic Director Jason Wu, Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish, Margot Robbie, Joshua Jackson, Scott Eastwood, Jamie Tisch, Natasha Poly, Mina Cvetkovic, Cory Bond and more.

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Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Kate Bosworth at the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Natasha Poly attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Margot Robbie and Jason Wu
Jason Wu and Margot Robbie attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Jason Wu, Jamie Tisch and Bryanboy attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Mina Cvetkovic attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Cory Bond attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Scott Eastwood attends the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 Event at the Guggenheim Museum New York
Paul Chan receives the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize

Shot at Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Photos via BFA NYC

Hardwell At Madison Square Garden

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When I first heard that Hardwell is coming to New York City, I blocked that date (November 15) on my calendar and promised myself that there was absolutely no fucking way I’d miss his performance. Many, if not most, of my friends who live in NYC aren’t fans of electronic music so if I had to go to the concert alone by myself, I will, by hook or by crook. Luckily, I made several new friends this summer and we went to the concert this Saturday.

Bryanboy attends the I Am Hardwell concert at Madison Square Garden

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of Hardwell. He’s one of my favorite DJs ever. EVER! EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER! The last time I saw him perform was this summer in Ibiza. I saw him twice at Ushuaia and it was worth seeing him. I *live* for his music. I always start my day listening to his recorded sets while in the shower. And then I play his mixes and tracks throughout the day, while I’m running errands, werqing the streets, when I’m on the subway or at the airport. I love feeling that extra kick, that extra rush from playing his tracks.

If I have the opportunity to see my favorite DJs constantly, trust me, I will. I hate having to wait for a major music festival or when they travel here in New York to hear them play. Seeing them perform in huge venue in real life is much, much different than watching them on YouTube or listening to their tracks on my phone. I get chills from hearing music in FULL blast, seeing the light and laser shows, feeling the confetti on my skin and my face after falling from the sky. I love surrendering my body and soul to the music and feeling the same exact feeling as thousands of strangers who are with me at the venue. Good vibes all around. It’s a full-on, feel-good sensory experience that simply doesn’t exist elsewhere.

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After the concert, I went backstage at his green room for the post-show celebration.

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Hardwell performing at the Madison Square Garden (for the first time) is a HUGE feat, not just for him but also for electronic music. The venue is usually for blockbuster mainstream artists and huge sporting events. To see Hardwell bring a packed house was a major accomplishment. To perform to a full audience dancing and having the time of their lives, at the Madison Square Garden arena, is every artist’s dream. I’m so happy Hardwell fulfilled that.

I loved his three-hour set. It was a fun mix of his classics thrown in with a few new tracks and a handful of different popular electronic anthems. It’s much different than his Ibiza or music festival sets. It felt like a “Best of” performance, after all, his tour is (appropriately) named “I am Hardwell”. He long made his mark in the music scene but this time around, he finally made his mark in a legendary New York City institution. Congratulations!