October 10, 2004
Beastie Boys at Madison Square Garden
Last night, I went to catch the Beastie Boys at Madison Square Garden, which some might call a homecoming. The concert supplants the Foo Fighters concert I previously went to as the best concert I've ever been to. Hard to believe since the concert was at MSG, but it was amazing.
They played for about an hour and half, with songs from their newest album (about 4) and lots of songs from the past. They also had an instrumental set, which was a nice time to relax. For their encore, they came up into the crowd and performed from around section 226...where I happened to be sitting!!! Ad Rock, MCA and Mike D were no more than 3 feet from me. It was pure insanity. We got on the seats, excitedly sang along, and threw our hands in the air (all causes for the horrible photos).
Apparently, they were also filming a DVD of the show for sale later, which I think I'll have to buy. Big ups to random ticket assignments, the Beasties and friendly neighbors for sharing.
Clips from the show:
- Triple Trouble (272 kb .mov file)
- Sure Shot (576 kb .mov file)
- Shake Your Rump (520 kb .mov file)
- An Open Letter to NYC (588 kb .mov file)
- Brass Monkey (480 kb .mov file)
- So What'cha Want (528 kb .mov file)
Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music at 3:58 PM
Again, credit needs to be given to that funky monkey Tien for landing such serendipitous seats. Boo ya.
Posted by: Jen at October 10, 2004 5:27 PM
did you just call me a funky monkey?
Posted by: tien at October 11, 2004 11:41 AM
Glad to hear the show was good - have tickets to see them later this month. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed for lucky seating...
Posted by: FlatGreg at October 11, 2004 12:50 PM
I'm going tonight at Worcester Centrum (that's Wusta to you New Yorkers). Can't wait.
Not sure how lucky our section will be. We got floor seats. :-P
Glad the NYC show was so good. My brother was there, and he couldn't stop talking about it. I wonder if they'll bring the same energy to the Boston area, expecially on the same night as the first game between the Sox and the Yankees...
Posted by: saltydog at October 12, 2004 7:59 AM
salty, are people even allowed to go to the concert with this series? and if the game was at fenway, would the concert just be cancelled?
Posted by: tien at October 12, 2004 8:51 AM
It's funny. Everyone in the office is talking about the game tonight. And the one or two Yankees fans around have all come to talk to me about it. I have been almost embarassed to admit that I am going to a show, on this most holy night.
Hopefully someone backstage will feed the Beasties score updates to get the crowd fired up.
Posted by: saltydog at October 12, 2004 11:28 AM
fired up or riled up? you think they will start talking smack if the yankees are winning?
Posted by: tien at October 12, 2004 11:33 AM
I think some good natured ribbing might be ok. Though the fans up here are pretty rabid. So who knows. They might even shy away from playing Open Letter. But yes, I meant riled up.
Posted by: saltydog at October 12, 2004 5:10 PM
So the show was awesome. I'll go into more detail on my site. But I did want to close the loop on the city to city rivalry possibilities at the show.
During the beginning of their instrumental set, the crowd started a "Yankees Suck" cheer. AdRock goes "If that's how you feel, get it out. If that's what's in your heart. That's ok. It's my job to just stand here, and be ok with that."
Then when they came back out for the post-instrumental set, the first song they played was Open Letter. I'm not sure if that was the planned next song, or a little f-you to the crowd.
Posted by: saltydog at October 13, 2004 9:29 AM
ha, that sounds like it could have been a lot of fun.
i believe that open letter was the first song they played in ny after the instrumental too.
Posted by: tien at October 13, 2004 10:13 AM
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