Posted in music | pictures on August 16, 2010

photos by David Andrako

Eli Paperboy Reed on Governors Island
Eli Paperboy Reed

"Well, from what Alastair, Ken and Christopher say, it looks as if music fans (and maybe bicyclists) have been the luckiest Governors Island visitors so far, both for the quality and sheer number of events.

The permit process must be deterring amateur concert promoters -- thank goodness -- and yes, as a tourist attraction, a pop concert feels like a more festive destination than a theater marathon. (The party can start on the boat.) Pop concerts are also used to building their own infrastructures, and audiences are prepared for outdoor, standing-room shows. And of course, unlike the situation for the visual arts or dance, there is immediate big money to be made from concert tickets for Grizzly Bear or 50 Cent. Corporate sponsors have been paying to produce many of the better events.

Summer in New York City is a riotously competitive time for outdoor concerts -- Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, P.S. 1, Jelly NYC and other series are all presenting first-rate shows, many of them free and more convenient at exit time -- but Governors Island has held its own this year." [NY TIMES]

That quote is from a series of stories the NY Times is doing on Governors Island.

The pictures in this post are a second set from Sunday night's Converse-sponsored free show (the first set is HERE). Sunday's show was also the last (for now) oo the "Gone to Governors" series (there are more pay shows coming up though). It's been a fun summer of ferry rides and scenic views on "The Beach".

The pictures continue below...

Chief

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Eli Paperboy Reed

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Eli Paperboy Reed

Eli Paperboy Reed

Dr Dog

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Comments (14)

ducaralho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 5:22 PM

set list for Dr. Dog?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 5:23 PM

Shadow People
Stranger
The Old Days
Army Of Ancients
I Only Wear Blue
The Ark
From
Mirror Mirror
Someday
New Song - Must Have Lost A Lot of Blood
Die, Die, Die
Where'd All The Time Go
Hang On
The Girl
Was it A Dream?
Jackie Wants A Black Eye
Fate
The Breeze
The Way The Lazy Do
Shame, Shame
The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer

Encore:

New Song - Happy Birthday Part 2 (Scott solo)
My Friends\

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 5:31 PM

Thanks for the setlist~!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 5:37 PM

After a long day of delivering papers, especially if the day was sunny and hot, a paperboy would do himself good to eat a generous portion of delicious and fortifying hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 6:42 PM

I think we've seen enough Dr. Dog coverage on here to last us a couple years now

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 7:31 PM

^^^ Die in a fire

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 8:03 PM

Cheif was not good.

But Eli Reed KILLED. Dr Dog ruled of course too

Posted by Nick Harvey | August 16, 2010 11:32 PM

Eli Paperboy DOUCHEBAG!!! This guy's a complete dick

Posted by n | August 17, 2010 6:46 AM

dr dog=hippies. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2010 9:24 AM

They need to fix the transportation if they want Governor's Island to last as a real venue.

Posted by GW | August 17, 2010 9:43 AM

^^^ I thought getting to and fro was pretty easy, obviously crowded on the way back, but that's to be expected

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2010 10:52 AM

Was Chief really not good? I haven't seen them in 3 years but thought they were fantastic back then.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2010 1:53 PM

I love this place as a venue; the audio is stellar and the views are one in a million. The ferry situation leaves much to be desired but most of you wanna be, "green," activists should realize that you can't send a ferry that burns who knows how much fuel back and forth when there are only 10 people ready to leave. Now, I'm all for building a subway out there. Get on the DOT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 1:15 AM

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