1MM: Backstage @ All Points West With My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, MSTRKRFT, La Roux, Ice-T and At Least One ‘Bad Boy Chef’

Through the looking glass with MSTRKRFT
Through the looking glass with MSTRKRFT

[Photos by Jen Maler]

One of the things All Points West got right this year was the ‘VIP area’ behind the main stage. While its sister festival, Coachella, often suffers from severe clusterfuck syndrome, Jersey City’s piss-poor weather and comparatively weak lineup meant less of a line in the gratis drinks area, no guest appearances by Paris Hilton or Danny Devito, and a tented area of open couches, which is where we ran into Nick Diamonds (Islands), Honus Honus (Man Man), Jason Reece (…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) and a football-tossing Arctic Monkeys.

Meanwhile, self-titled‘s official fest photographer, Jen Maler, caught the following semi-recognizable celebrities and APW artists on film…

La Roux

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Backup dancers for Black Gold
Ice-T and his wife Coco
Ice-T and his wife "Coco"

Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello
Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello

BP Fallon and Kevin Shields
Kevin Shields and BP Fallon
BP Fallon and My Bloody Valentine drummer/founding member Colm Ó Cíosóig
The Postelles

Sam Mason, chef/owner of Tailor
Werdplay, a Cool Kids collaborator who thinks he's Travis Barker