Anyone who has heard of Witches of Bushwick is never quite sure just who they are. Yeah, there was a New York Times article about them, but it doesn’t really explain much (as is the case with most NYT pieces). Save for making reference to their androgynous look and openness to all genders, the New York Times fails to achieve any real insight into the collective because witches only show the outside world what they want us to see.
Nonetheless, this hasn’t stopped a group of men’s activists from forming Warlocks of Bushwick, an equally as ambitious partying aggregate that plans to top Witches of Bushwick in every way pertaining to decadence and socialite-ism possible. The founder, Rand Mann, a 26-year-old from Kentucky (because even Kentuckyites are finding Bushwick to be as welcoming as a womb these days), stated, “We’re gonna blow those witches off their broomsticks.”
Unclear as to what this meant, the subject quickly shifted to the Warlocks of Bushwick launch event, to be held at Tandem on June 13th at 12 a.m. “You know, just to add salt to their wounds,” explained Mann. Although this Meatpacking/Williamsburg-like venue is generally regarded as Witches territory, the Warlocks bribed the right people to hold their own epic dance/interactive event. “We do everything harder, better and slower than the Witches, so choose the right side. Become a Warlock today.” Membership fee is $300 a year.
Written by Genna Rivieccio, Wicked Bitch of Bushwick