Bushwick’s beloved and quickly-rising DIY venue Palisades was deep into a lineup of performances (affiliated with our very own Northside Festival) last Saturday night when it was unexpectedly shut down. Scheduled to run from 8 PM until about 4 AM, Palisades’ near eight hour run was cut short before Juliana Huxtable, one of the shows headliners, could even take the stage. While the fate of the show was at first unclear to patrons who were at the venue, the termination of the night was clarified when Palisades simply tweeted, “Too lit. Sry yall.” at 2:45 am that night.
While the reasoning behind the closing is still cloudy, both eye-witnesses and Palisade’s use of the siren and police car emojis in a tweet the afternoon after the event make it clear that NYPD intervention is the cause of the shutdown.Due to the close, all of Palisades’ Northside events were either moved to different venues or cancelled, as are the rest of the shows scheduled in the upcoming weeks.