Posted in music | pictures on August 10, 2007

Wednesday night @ Summerstage, and last night @ McCarren Pool...

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Reviews, and more photos, below...

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Unbelievably, this was the Beastie Boys' first ever Brooklyn show. They talked to NME yesterday...

Beastie Boys are gearing up for their first ever Brooklyn show, taking place at McCarren Pool in Greenpoint tonight.

This afternoon, the band said that although they may have played Brooklyn as individuals in previous music projects, the Beastie Boys never played the borough, even in the early days

"The (August 9, 2007) clubs didn't really have hip-hop functions in Brooklyn back then, probably because they would end badly" said Adam 'MCA' Yauch

The NY Times was at the show:
Nostalgia was what fueled the show, which had the Beasties decked out in suits and skinny ties, tearing through hits and obscurities with an anarchic and only faintly dutiful fervor. It was hot and oppressively humid in the park, and there were rumors, later confirmed, that the day’s troubles had involved a tornado in Brooklyn. Somehow these were ideal conditions for a hometown Beastie Boys extravaganza.
Reuters went to Summerstage the night before:
The Beastie Boys managed to raise the temperature of an already sweltering Central Park on Wednesday night, where the hip-hop veterans delivered a show that was rapturously received by their hometown fans.

Even the headliners seemed thrilled to be at the open-air venue: "We're like Diana Ross, Elton John and Paul Simon all in one," Mike D joked.

Photos by Jefferson - again.



Comments (40)

This show was awesome. Way way better than central park. The pool was packed. Great time.

Posted by danfun | August 10, 2007 8:46 AM

At the Beasties show last night, I waited in line for beer for over an hour, then was told they were out of beer. When I tried to cash in my beer tickets I couldn't get a full refund.

Waste of money, waste of time and waste of my Thursday night, all because of profound incompetence.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:11 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:18 AM

That 2nd commet has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:25 AM

The Times was at Summerstage, which was "hot and oppressively humid". Last night's weather was quite nice. And the show was phenomenal.

Posted by Max Power | August 10, 2007 9:29 AM

anyone got a setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 9:40 AM

the second comment was true. the beer line was out of control. you could have spent half of the set just waiting for beer.

saw tunde from tv on the radio and nick from the yeah yeah yeahs out in the pool too.

Posted by kimani | August 10, 2007 9:54 AM

What time is the Hammerstein show 2nite ????...the REAL start time....?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:10 AM

"That 2nd commet has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time."

Did you intentionally spell "comment" wrong to make a witty commet about stupidity?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:14 AM

The beer line was ridiculous... but the show was awesome.

Posted by JR | August 10, 2007 10:19 AM

sucks you guys missed Daft Punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:23 AM

Hammerstein's an 8 p.m. start.

Posted by hamish | August 10, 2007 10:33 AM

The Beasties were incredible. Paul Revere!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 10:35 AM

Last night's show was seriously off the hook. Wow. There were points when the bass was causing new cracks to form in the pool's surface. Mix Master Mike laid some of the illest tracks I've heard in a while. Reverend Run even came out to give the BBoys a shout out. Mike D looks like a goofball with his greg brady 'do and MCA looks mad old, but Adrock was like he time travelled here from 15 years ago, the dude hasn't changed.

I don't remember the setlist, but I do remember Paul Revere, Root Down, Gratitude, Egg Raid on Mojo, So Whatcha Want..holy shit was Paul Revere good. And then the Sabotage > No Sleep til Brooklyn encore? No better way to end the show.

and yes, beer lines were long, but they always are at the pool. so what? get drunk in the park before hand.

Posted by anononononoymous | August 10, 2007 10:50 AM

Partial setlist:
1. ?
2. Root Down
3. Slow & Low
4. Super Disco Breakin'
5. Sure Shot
6. Time for Livin'
7. (off The Mix-Up)?
8. Heart Attack Man
9. (instrumental)?
10. ?
11. Pass the Mic
12. Time to Get Ill
13. Body Movin'
14. Shake Your Rump
15. Off the Grid
16. In 3s
17. (instrumental)?
18. Egg Raid on Mojo
19. Remote Control
20. An Open Letter to NYC
21. Ch-Check It Out
22. 3 MCs and 1 DJ
23. So What'cha Want
24. Mix Master Mike Interlude
25. Intergalactic
26. Sabotage
27. No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

Obviously I missed a few of the tracks, especially those off The Mix-Up, but regardless, they rocked Brooklyn. For anyone thinking they were at the wrong show last night, I'd put up their performance of No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn against anything Daft Punk did last night.

Posted by David | August 10, 2007 10:54 AM

the first song was "hello brooklyn" from paul's boutique....

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:02 AM

The first tune is from B-Boy Bouillabaisse (about 6 minutes in) on Paul's Boutique.

Posted by Ananana | August 10, 2007 11:14 AM

and number 10 had to be Paul Revere. i know they played that shit at some point. either that or i was shouting the lyrics to paul revere as they played something else....which is entirely possible.

Posted by bananaramanonoymous | August 10, 2007 11:16 AM

to those who missed daft punk, the hold steady, the black keys, say hi to your mom, and/or the beasties last night:

life is missing things!

unless you saw daft punk, the black keys, and the hold steady all at lollapalooza. but if you had caught them all, then you would have missed: ben harper, the innocent criminals, and eddie vedder play "masters of war;" perry ferrell, peter distefano, and satellite party rock old school jane's addiction and porno for pyros; and regina spektor laugh at her own expletives in her own songs.

regardless, brooklyn - north, central, and south - was rocking last night for sure! and it sounds like many of us were part of it in some way/shape/form. (i was fortunate enough to pay five optional dollars to see the hold steady at prospect park.) can anyone remember such a confluence of awesomeness in one night in this borough?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 11:30 AM

they also played "alright, hear this" toward the beginning of the of the early instrumentals was from ill communication, though i'm not sure which one--i can never remember their names, though i know it wasn't ricki's theme.

seriously, what a great show. they all looked really happy to be playing in brooklyn, mca especially.

Posted by jay | August 10, 2007 11:52 AM

The Black Keys played? Are you sure you don't mean the Black Crows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:54 PM

Last night's show was ridiculous. Incredible. (except for the mosh pit directly in front of me (front left) and the awful beer lines).

Besides that, the show was amazing. I was lucky enough to get there early and get my drink on before the crowds. Plus, they were actually refunding your drink tickets at the Brooklyn Brewery tent right next to the Mister Softee truck, although that should have been made more public...

Tonight is going to be the heat!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 12:55 PM

"except for the mosh pit directly in front of me (front left)"

Agreed. The twat waffle with the blue and gold Brooklyn sport team tank top gets the shithead of the month award. Maybe I've been to too many California punk shows where there aren't these retard troglodytes in the pit shoving everyone. What a cunt-face.

Great show.

Posted by LiveJournalBeMyBitch | August 10, 2007 1:20 PM

Great show. btw that wasn't "Slow and Low," it was "Posse in Effect." Can you believe they were confiscating umbrellas?

Posted by the keeper of the 3-pack bonanza | August 10, 2007 2:14 PM

The flow at the beer taps was WEAK but the flow coming off the stage was money. WORD.

Great show though, had an awesome time. I was just kind of surprised that they emptied the pool, I brought my snorkel but it got confiscated.

Posted by Tremags | August 10, 2007 2:41 PM

Just looked at my ticket for tonight...dress to impress??? Am I going to get thrown out for wearing a t shirt?

Posted by Jfu222 | August 10, 2007 2:44 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:13 PM

suit is pressed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2007 3:27 PM

And the pierogies were delicious.

Posted by hewhosmeltit | August 10, 2007 3:58 PM

Great show. I was right up against the rail, center stage. It was my birthday yesterday and I was fortunate enough to get a setlist from the crew on stage after the show.

After Time For Livin' it went...
1. Gratitude
2. Suco de Tangerina
3. Heart Attack Man
4. Sabrosa
5. Alright Hear This

After In 3's was...
1. Lighten Up
2. 14th St. Break

Posted by Ant | August 10, 2007 4:26 PM

Thanks for filling in the blanks everyone- glad fun was had by all. I heard the Beasties mention The Cousin of Death during the show, but did they actually play it?

Posted by David | August 10, 2007 7:12 PM

the beer line was just terrible planning and poor logistics. why should people have to stand in two lines to get a beer? the show made up for it though.

pretty sure one of the instrumentals from early in the show was FUTTERMANS RULE. off the grid was a particularly scorching take.

the show could have used an extra 15 minutes playing...but they were brining it gate to wire, so they get a pass in my book.

Posted by o_crunk | August 10, 2007 9:35 PM

Amazing show!....was able to capture some decent video of the show. Check out this post on my site:

Thanks to NYC!

Posted by Ike | August 11, 2007 2:37 PM

I want to cry cause the tickets were sold out before I got a chance to buy some and they played one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs that they never play live but only played cause they were in Brooklyn---HELLO BROOKLYN! I can't believe they opened with Hello Brooklyn. OMG I would've given my kidney to be there.

Posted by Ed | August 11, 2007 10:48 PM

The show was amazing. I posted a huge recap with photos videos and text in my blog if you're interested:

Posted by zimmy | August 12, 2007 2:30 AM

sick freaking show at the pool!! sure shot was outta control, it made u move even if u were in a wheel chair. Just wish I heard prof booty

Posted by joseph russo | August 16, 2007 11:54 AM

Professer? What's another word for Pirate's Treasure?

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2007 3:43 PM

RIP ADAM...just remembering the show!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 1:16 PM

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