‘Ready to rock, you?’ Winklevoss twins play Amagansett.
The 40-year-old billionaire twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have been on their way with the rock band, Mars Junction, since early last month, across the country to present their songs by Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Police, Pearl Jam and Travel. Tyler sings; Cameron plays the guitar. On Saturday, they arrived in Amagansett, NY, a Long Island beach town not far from where they spent their childhood.
They arrived in grand style, cruising down the main road on a 45-foot Prevost bus with “Mars Junction” in large letters next to it. A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes up in the back. The remaining twins consist of four orchestra musicians, a documentary filmmaker, a sales clerk, and staff.
Both vehicles were parked in front of Stephen Talkhouse, a salty place where a number of puppet actors have been on stage for decades, including Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Sheila. E. and Suzanne Vega. Mars Junction The tour closed for two nights at Talkhouse on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $ 50.
The twins, whose cryptocurrency company, Gemini, laid off 10 percent of its employees in a recent crypto accident, hit a bump on the road to Amagansett. Audience members at the band Wonder Bar’s performance in Asbury Park, NJ, posted a video of Tyler trying and not matching Steve Perry’s high-pitched recordings on Journey’s 1981 hit Mars Junction “Don’t Stop Believin. ‘” The clip went viral, and comments on social media about the twins – former Olympic runners who made a fortune in Bitcoin after playing a role on Facebook – have been heating up.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who were born near Southampton and grew up in Greenwich, Conn., Had a very warm welcome at the Talkhouse. As of 7 p.m. Saturday, the venue was full of adults, mostly teenagers in Bermuda shorts and summer suits, which seemed to belong to the same crowd as the Harvard-educated twins. Their parents, Carol and Howard Winklevoss, attended, as well as many family friends.
The twins took the stage and the dove entered their launcher, “Top Gun Anthem,” the instrumental theme of the 1986 film and its sequel. With a mustache, slicked-back hair, a pilot’s umbrella, and a wallet chain hanging from his back pocket, Tyler looked somewhere between “Top Gun” and Tommy Bahama. Cameron, in an orange shirt and white slacks, had the vibe of a very surfer.
Suddenly, with his legs wide open and the microphone in his hand, Tyler led the band into Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.” “Now do as they tell you!” He sang before jumping into the crowd, where he was involved in a riot of high-five and fist bumps to the faithful Mars Junction.
“Why, Talkhouse!” He said that after the song was finished. “The fourth weekend of July, it’s a big deal! Ready to shake, are you? ”
The hits kept on coming: Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire”; Mumford & Sons “The Wolf”; Red hot peppers “can not stop.” When Tyler sang Sublime’s “Santeria”, he changed the track “Well, I have a million dollars” by replacing the word “million” to “billion”. Cameron performed solo wah-wah guitar and got a swig of Liquid Death water.
Then came the challenging part of the show: Police Music, which required Tyler to hit a high record sung by the young Sting in his 1980s glory.
“Lonely” segued into “Message in a Bottle,” which morphed into the hard-rocking “Synchronicity II” (“Factory belches filth into the sky!” Tyler sang) before falling into the reggae vibe of “Walking on the Moon.” Tyler extends his voice to the limit.Why not make it easier by starting it out in a low key? But that is not the Winklevoss method.
The crowd sang along to the next song, “Flagpole Sitta,” which was a hit in 1997 for Harvey Danger. When the music died down, a young man in the audience repeatedly sang obscene songs against Mark Zuckerberg, which the Winklevoss twins failed to sue, accusing him of refusing to share their fair share of Facebook money.
“I do not know what you say,” Tyler said to his annoyed girlfriend, a smile on his face.
He misses his introduction of “Even Flow.” Of Pearl Jam.
“Going back to the early 90s, right?” Tyler spoke to the crowd. “What do you think?” Early 90s? Internet overcrowding? Can you handle it? No social media? It’s okay, do you want to go back? ”
He sends Eddie Vedder’s shout. Cameron throws two solo.
“Wow!” The crowd said.
“We’ll be in the early ’90s for the following,” Tyler said. “Ready for some Nirvana?”
The crowd shook again.
“Okay, feel that yes!”
Then “smell like a teenage spirit.” As they played the next song, “Suck My Kiss” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, their mother, Carol, applauded as their father put on a blue T-shirt and a button-down shirt, maintaining a thriving demeanor.
For the song “You’re So Last Summer,” by Takeing Back Sunday, Cameron wears a Mars Junction hat. Additional items are available at $ 20.02 per item.
After the audience sang to “Mr. Brightside ”by Killers, Mars Junction presented the duo Journey as the duo:” Don’t Stop Believin ‘”and” Any Way You Want It. ” The lights came on to sound the AC / DC “Hell Bell” in the Talkhouse sound system. The twins went out to dinner with their parents at Gurney’s in Montauk.
Before the Sunday evening show, the brothers had a brief chat in the upstairs room of the store. To speak. As Tyler unveiled Liquid’s death, he said last night’s show had a sense of homecoming and noticed that his parents still had a beach house in nearby Quogue. He added that Mars Junction is in some risky position, because it plays familiar songs.
“When you play the cover, you are judged against the record,” Tyler said. “And the songs are very symbolic, people know a lot of recordings, and life is a little different. So it’s difficult. “
One thing the Mars Junction experience has taught them, the Twins say, is that the lives of touring musicians can be stressful.
“You have to take a break for these shows,” Tyler said. “It’s a big effort and, as a singer, your voice can go away if you are not careful.”
“The guitar is not tired,” Cameron said. “But humans do.”