Posted in To Do | music on June 8, 2009

Rain

David Byrne @ the Wellmont Theater (more by Tim Griffin)
David Byrne

Hopefully it doesn't rain, but given the chance, I probably wouldn't ride my bike to tonight's show (6/8). Full summer 2009 Prospect Park concert schedule HERE.

P.S. it rained when David played Summerstage too.

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Comments (39)

oh no.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:36 AM

i hope they'll allow umbrellas this year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:41 AM

"i hope they'll allow umbrellas this year."

I hope they don't. Umbrellas block people views. Just wear a poncho. Don't be such a wuss.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:47 AM

amen 10:47. please dont bring your stupid umbrella. so inconsiderate of other people.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:49 AM

I hope they let mexicans in.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 8, 2009 10:49 AM

Anyone know what time the show is expected to start / end? Thanks

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:50 AM

Talking MEHeads

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:02 AM

60% chance of no precipitation!

Posted by drewo | June 8, 2009 11:11 AM

how early should i arrive if i want to get in?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:16 AM

i was wondering the same thing. i'm probably going to get there around 4:30. hope i get in!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:23 AM

I plan on bringing my umbrella and will call 311 if they turn me away.

Posted by park slope mom | June 8, 2009 11:25 AM

Esh. Consensus is get in @ 4:30? Anyone else chancing on closer to 6:30? Show's not til 8 right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:40 AM

Mmm I know some people who say they're getting there as early as 3, but I think that sounds earlier than necessary, yeah?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:46 AM

Shredding begins at 5pm!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:47 AM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/06/williamsburg_tr.html

This post is a propos of getting there at three.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:49 AM

i hate the fact that i work till 6. Not even going to bother.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:50 AM

Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow

That was a very insensitive comment you've posted.

kidding or not.

Posted by Burg | June 8, 2009 11:57 AM

There should be no problems if you get there after 8. You will not get a seat, but you will be able to get in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:58 AM

60 percent of the time, it rains everytime.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 11:58 AM

Now that it's gonna rain, I doubt there will be any difficulties with getting in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 12:07 PM

MEHvid MEHrne.

Meh MEHver MEHts MEHold.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 12:43 PM

bring your uMEHbrella!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 12:50 PM

Only students or unemployed people will be getting there at 4:30. The working folk should be fine getting there anytime before 8pm. (Though yeah, you just probably won't get a nice seat.)

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 12:54 PM

granted the way things are going 60% of ppl are unemployed... so yes... you probably wont get in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 2:13 PM

now it looks as though its not going to rain. is anyone at the bandshell? is it mad crowded?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 4:48 PM

Hey, I didn't write that! Get your own retarded internet name, 10:49!

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 8, 2009 5:07 PM

My friend just called from PP, the line is already huge. I was planning to leave around 6pm, now I am not to sure.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 5:34 PM

if i dont get in, is there a cool place to go around there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 6:35 PM

6:35

you can hear the music from outside. bring a blanket - lots of people will be picnicking. there is also a great bar, franklin park, on st. johns pl and franklin ave

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 6:53 PM

Just back, great show, got on line around 6 and it was just after 8 when we got in the gate. But at least we made it--I think they must have cut the line off not long after us. Crowd was humongous, the most I've ever seen at a Celebrate Brooklyn show. Tons of people outside viewing on two Jumbotrons they had set up. It really wasn't loud enough though!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2009 10:47 PM

Definitely a great show, thought he sounded great. And it was plenty loud where I was, on the grass near center, pretty far back. Huge number of people outside the fence. Inside they limited it to 8,000 according to the guy at the gate. A lot of people in line did not make it in.

Posted by Craven M | June 8, 2009 11:42 PM

Gate? We got there late (unfortunately) but walked right in around 8:50. After walking through the crowd a little but we found some really great spots. And got there in time to see Heaven, Life During Wartime, Once in a Lifetime, Take me to the River and Burnin Down the House, so I'd say it was worth it. Anyone who was there early must of had a blast!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 12:07 AM

NO RAIN WHATSOEVER.

Really really great show. I got there at 2:45 and got in the 2nd row of the available seats for us, but the stupid gala people took up the first 15 or so rows. Figures, they paid $400 or something.

And they limited it to 6,500, not 8000.

Posted by G | June 9, 2009 12:14 AM

Great show, most people in the seats stood up for Crosseyed and Painless and more or less remained up until the end. The energy level really shot up during the encores.

They really need to bump up the sound there. We were originally right in front of one of the jumbotrons, where the sound was both low and jarbled (they need to put a delay on the outside speakers, it was jarring - hearing Markowitz on reverb is an experience). We made it in right before the show but even right next to the sound boards it was noticeably low for a concert. The guy at the booth said that it was because of "the city," then pulled out his iphone, which appeared to have an app that measured the sound level. It seemed whatever he was measuring read 96 or 97 -- decibels? In any case, show was tons of fun, had a great dance party, absolutely no rain, and best of all free!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 8:21 AM

got there just around 8pm, and saw this horrific line of thousands at the stage left entrance. decided to check out the entrance at stage right, and miracle of miracles...there was no line! me and a bunch of lucky others were just let in by security. i agree that PP isn't loud enough, which is why its especially important to get inside (and close) at this venue. being outside just doesn't cut it. classy move by Byrne/PP to set up those jumbotrons.

fantastic show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 9:37 AM

Where was this line? and security? I got there late (around 8:45) and walked right in and found some decent spots too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 10:25 AM

where was this line? and security? and gala people you speak of? i walked in at 9pm and got a seat in the front row center. david and i had a lovely conversation going in between songs the entire evening.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 10:34 AM

where was this line? and security? i got there after the show was over and they went right into "crosseyed and painless", and david byrne kept motioning to his dick, as if i were to suck a decent spot of it too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 10:45 AM

Got there at 7:00, saw the massive line, and left after a while. Do you really want to sit on an incredibly crowded lawn with no view of the stage to watch David Byrne on a giant TV with very low volume? Gimme a break. Ridiculously stupid and obnoxious setup for these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2009 10:54 AM

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