Posted in music | pictures on July 5, 2005

On July 4th, 2005, NYC & Matador Records gave us a free Laura Cantrell, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), & Yo La Tengo concert in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

By the time I got there, Malkmus was half way through his set (he played second). The line was huge. You could hear outside the gated area, but people were crammed into every available spot. Even when headliner Yo La Tengo finished their fourth song, the line to get strip searched and OK'd for entry was still massive. After listening for a bit from across the street, and taking pictures of a turkey that was chillin' in a tree near the entrance, I took off. I had a rooftop to get to anyway.

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

Yo La Tengo, Stephen Malkmus and Turkey

UPDATE: Curbed reports on "Zelda The Turkey" here and here.

Previously
2005 NYC River to River Festival Concert Schedule
Yo La Tengo @ Pianos | Pics

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Comments (8)

the turkey probably thought it was thanksgiving and saw the grills and was like: oogleoogle, must flee!

Posted by wes | July 5, 2005 10:48 AM

s malkmus was awful, you didn't miss anything.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2005 7:02 PM

you's guys are weiners. i got to the show at 2:30 and plopped down a blanket pretty close to the stage. no big deal. no strip searches either. a cop glanced into my bag and waved me through. show was good. i dont know if the above comment has never seen malkmus before, but he was as good as malkmus ever has been. i have seen him a bunch including the original pavement. he can actually play the guitar now. yo la tengo was awesome as usual. it was a good free show as long as you had a good attitude.

Posted by flesh eater | July 6, 2005 8:18 AM

is that turkey for real? I totally missed it, best part of the show.

Posted by mk | July 6, 2005 12:26 PM

um, he's right, stephen malkmus is awful without pavement, AWFUL.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2005 12:29 PM

please don't criticise the malk

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2005 8:49 AM

again...don't criticise the malk, please... you can always try it if you like...

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2005 8:51 AM

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