Uptown Club Poster Tour

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates)

Posters are iconic by nature. Some revolutionize the spread of information. Some influence the rise and fall of entire political regimes. And others? Well, others we’re not so sure of yet. And so, I’d like to take the time out to invite UC readers on a tour – a magical journey through our very own iconic images. Yes, the epic Uptown club poster!

Here’s a breakdown of some of my current and all-time faves: (Enjoy at your own risk)

Ladies free before the Tsunami.

Greetings from the planet “C’mon Son!” where all the inhabitants wear wrinkly, grey suits and nobody looks at the camera during photos…

Two words. Zebra. F-ing Stripes!!!

Went just to see this guy’s sweater, live. It absolutely changed my life.

“Hide yo kids, hide yo wife!”

Lonely girl fondling herself in the corner. Check. Creepy dudes wrestling each other in the corner. Check. No way this party wasn’t fun!

And last but not least…

To keep checking The Uptown Collective.

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  • Eileen
    January 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Hysterical…I guess I have to start paying attention to my surroundings!!!

    • RaineySkates
      January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Word, don’t let Anthony Santos roll up on you w/ Zebra Stripes, girl… He don’t play!!! lol

  • Angeline
    January 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Uptown is being drowned by these posters and flyers, especially around 181st Street -__- Do you really think they’re effective marketing tools?

    • RaineySkates
      February 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Great point. Definitely seems like the old promoter’s fallacy of quantity over quality. Sure, these posters garner attention (eyesore and all), but I’m just not convinced that they attract any substantial business from patrons that don’t ALREADY frequent those venues. INEFFECTIVE marketing? Absolutely.

  • Marlyn
    January 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I just burst out laughing when i read this but its soooooooo true i say you where so on point with these fliers lol…………..

  • Stephanie
    January 31, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    “Ladies Free Before the Tsunami” !!! LOL ingenious. A HUGE fight broke out at the party Rick Ross was at, so ur caption is absolutely right.

  • Euridicis
    February 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Hilarioussssss!! And of course genius “wrinkly grey suits” lol, but yes very ineffective marketing.

  • Jonathan
    February 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    The marketing is effective, but the target is not the passersby. It’s for the other people in the business who look at the poster like a visual resume; this group (and these DJs) worked at this club on such-and-such a date. That’s my opinion.

    • RaineySkates
      February 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      Very interesting point. Perhaps we’ve been looking at this marketing thing all wrong! I guess it’ll also be interesting to ask for a DJ’s resume from now on. “One second, let me show you my posters.” Haha.