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It seemed like everyone we talked to at the Governors Ball Music Festival on Governors Island this Saturday was a young banker who had come to party.At first we were a little surprised that the crowd was so Wall Street heavy, but when you think about it, who else could really afford the $95 ticket price?
The two-stage festival was a marathon, lasting from noon until 11pm and featuring a dozen musical acts, including Outkast’s Big Boi and Das Racist.
We went to interview Girl Talk (we’ll post those videos soon) and stayed to catch some music and chat up festival-goers.
It turns out that when they’re not sporting ties, young Wall Streeters like to deck out in neon and denim.
This band set up shop near the ferry landing on Governors Island where thousands of concert-goers passed -- nothing like a little free publicity
Our first order of business was an interview with Gregg Gillis, the mashup DJ better known as Girl Talk (he was awesome!)
This guy wasn't sporting neon, but he did have a Frisbee. He worked on Wall Street, but wouldn't tell us where
This group of recent New York University grads told us they worked in finance, consulting, and digital media
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