Alive After 5

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Close the streets, add dozens of stages and invite 35,000 people from all points on Long Island- It’s time for Patchogue’s Alive After 5. AA5 is one of crowned jewels of Patchogue’s booming nightlife. Thursday night throughout the summer means Alive A

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Paint The Town at AA5

Patchogue’s best bars were well represented. Brickhouse Brewery, Village Idiot, Tap Room, Public House all had beer pens open and trust me the hops were flowing while people danced. Gallo was serving their amazing food. Village Cigar HQ had to set ups and the sticks were on point. Their house blend Exclusivo is an amazing stick.

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Pete Moss at Public House

Pete Moss stuck mostly to 90s alternative pop- a lot of covers by Green Day, Sublime and Pearl Jam. A cover band named 12x playing the Idiot but I lost interest when I heard Cake By the Ocean (Truth be told I dislike the original version as well.) I was a little upset with the lack of original music here. Almost every stage had a cover band. The exceptions being BrickHouse Brewery who hosted Oogee Wawa, and at the far east end where Looney Tunes hosted The Vinyl Plane.

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12x-Village idiot

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Star’s Celebrity Cheesecake

More than the musical experience, AA5 brings the best of the best out. Chiddy Steaks were grilling their amazing Cheesteaks. Star’s Celebrity were offering samples of their cheesecake. The only mom and pop shop missing was East Coast Roasters.

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VCH in the house

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The Vinyl Plane

The next Alive After 5 is scheduled for 8/18.

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About Author

John Milovcic is a writer and photographer with LIB Magazine. He received his B.S. from Long Island University, C.W. Post, in Management and Finance. John has been a weekly contributor for LIB Magazine since February of 2013. His “man on the street” approach to covering events does bring the reader backstage with him. Under John’s belt is a completed screenplay and novel along with a range of poetry. He is the founder of Drunk Philosopher Photography and can be reached at 1drunkphilosopher@gmail.com.

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