Party & Bullshit
Words by Amar Gera July 28, 2022

Longtime Strokes photographer Cody Smyth showcased his finest shots of the New York band in Paddington last night, drawing in a raving crowd desperate to take a trip down memory lane…

And rave they did, quickly filling the Paddington enclave to the brim as all took stock of the various works on display. Every corner of every wall was adorned with a piece of Strokes history, with BTS shots from their early days as well as pictures of their many arena tours, the Verona rooftop essentially became a shrine to the iconic band.

Attendees were lapping it up, taking in the history while throwing down to a selection of Strokes-inspired dance grooves. And with an endless supply of PALs to keep them tied over (along with guest appearances from Strokes lead guitarist Nick Valensi and drummer Fabrizio Moretti!), they couldn’t ask for more. But don’t just take our word for it, get caught up via the gallery above:

The Strokes: The First Ten Years
Location: Verona Rooftop, Paddington
Date: 27/07/2022
Photographer: Amar Gera 

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