Posted in music | pictures on July 14, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

The Might Be Giants

"Saturday we attended J's first concert, afree outdoors one in Prospect Park's bandshell in Brooklyn. We were there with Lisa and Margot and Karey, and J and Margot jumped around together and held hands walking off among the revelers together. It was perfect because They Might Be Giants (also from Brooklyn) were the first band Lisa and I ever saw together, and long one of our favorites. Now they have branched out into children's music, ABCs, 123s, etc. At the concert little bubble potions were passed out in tiny plastic bottles, so that was fun too.

J really seemed to respond to the atmosphere. He sat on the grass with us, clapped with everyone, seemed to play an imaginary keyboard along Daddy's legs while singing to himself (his lyrics), and danced a little too. He looked towards the stage from time to time too, although it was too far away to be interesting for long." [Jonathan Forrest's blog]

It was billed as "Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants", and there were kids, and Zozo, and confetti cannons. More pictures from the 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show, below....

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Zozo - hater of cars

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Readings of Keats Stories by Claudia Marshall of WFUV

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Comments (24)

awwwwwww.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 10:55 AM

TMBG are filling a void...how many rocking bands are there that play good childrens music? Looks like a good time!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 10:57 AM

Do privileged Park Slope kids and their yuppie parents really need a free concert?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:02 AM

They MEHt Be Giants

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:03 AM

TMBG are overhyped. Raffi blows these guys out of the water.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:05 AM

"Do privileged Park Slope kids and their yuppie parents really need a free concert? "

Believe it or not, people are allowed to go to these concerts even if they don't live in Park Slope.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:11 AM

11:11
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Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:20 AM

God, I could not think of a more horrible combination that TMBG + Park Slope.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:28 AM

"Believe it or not, people are allowed to go to these concerts even if they don't live in Park Slope."

Of course. But the sign proclaiming "Park Slope Parents" is specific about which parents (and children) the event intends to attract.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:29 AM

post-hipster parents and their pre-hipster offspring.

TMBG is the balls.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:32 AM

goddamn. i grew up listening to tmbg. still an awesome band. The Else was a really solid album.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | July 14, 2009 11:35 AM

11:26 What about lamb and tuna fish. That is a bad combo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:37 AM

camp campington falls!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:37 AM

why do people hate on kids

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 12:00 PM

"why do people hate on kids"

Because they are stupid. Plain and simple. Stupid people hate on kids.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 12:13 PM

id hit that

Posted by anon | July 14, 2009 1:00 PM

"Park Slope Parents" is a blog which probably sponsored the event.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:10 PM

"Do privileged Park Slope kids and their yuppie parents really need a free concert? "

Jesus, can anyone anywhere do anything right or deserved?

Let's just face it, these park slope parents pay more taxes than you and your parents do. Hence, they get a concert for their kids. Happy?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:14 PM

Is the Park Slope Parents blog about annoying yuppies? Oh look, it is!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:15 PM

Do you like when people refer to everyone who reads BV as "hipsters"? I don't. Then stop calling everyone who lives in Park Slope or is a parent with a career "yuppies". This city is made up of all types of people in every neighborhood. that is one of the reasons why intelligent people come here. Stop being narrow-minded, intolerant dopes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:26 PM

"Stop being narrow-minded, intolerant dopes."

Are you new to this blog?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 1:34 PM

that's just about the cutest thing i've ever seen. yet i'm glad i wasn't there in person.

does anybody think that park slope parents logo looks less like a group of loving parents and children and more like a line of people blocking the way?

Posted by Jimmy Legs | July 14, 2009 4:25 PM

I think its safe to say that most of the "YUPPIE RICH" were in the Hamptons for the weekend and the crowd was comprised of nice parents who like to hang with their kids and see some music in the park.

Posted by littledebbiet | July 14, 2009 5:03 PM

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