Posted in music | pictures on June 13, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird kicked off the Celebrate Brooklyn 2011 season at Prospect Park on Friday (6/10). The venue was still filling with fans who had stood online for over an hour by the time Andrew took the stage at 8:30. The free show was not as packed as I've seen the bandshell area get, but it was full and many were crowding outside the gates to watch. Andrew came out by himself with nothing more than a violin for a few solo performances before he was joined by his band for the remainder of the hour and a half set. Fortunately the weather held out for the entire set (it started raining later that night). Norah Jones didn't have the same luck when she helped open the 2010 season. A list of many of the songs Andrew played is below, as are more pics from the show.

Andrew Bird goes on a solo tour in the fall which hits Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie on October 17 (tickets) and Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown on October 21 (tickets).

The Decemberists and Best Coast play Prospect Park Tuesday. The not-free show is sold out. The next free show is courtesy of Hal Willner and friends on Thursday.

More Andrew Bird pictures and the partial setlist below...

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PARTIAL SETLIST
Why
Darkmatter
Imitosis
Lull
Give it Away
Lazy Projector
Plasticities
Alpha Consumer cover
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Effigy
Tables and Chairs
Encore:
Goin Home
Weather Systems

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Comments (27)

Looks like a day in the park for a bunch of Park Slope brunchcore families and $70k salary brunchsters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:36 AM

Can you PLEASE mention something about the 8 bathrooms that were supposed to be enough for 5000 people? INSANE.

Posted by K | June 13, 2011 11:39 AM

Whether it was 8 bathrooms or 80 bathrooms, it doesn't matter. At the end of the day, Andrew Bird shit all over the park with his music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:43 AM

"Andrew Bird helped Bore Brooklyn in Prospect Park"

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:47 AM

^ wow. lots of hate for andrew bird going on here. so, um, do you actually like any of the music on this blog? i mean, there are lots of other music sites you can troll on if that's your thing. sad how so many don't have lives. really, cheer up, campers. it's not so hard. just wake up in the morning with a can-do attitude. and stop being such a fucking pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:47 AM

bird shit ... I get it ... cool
in memory of Andrew Bird's concert, tonight I will eat grilled chicken covered in cheese

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:47 AM

wheres the black joe lewis pics?! that was a get down!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:51 AM

11:47pm, don't you have to meet up with your brunchcore friends right now and verbally fap over the new bon iver album?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:00 PM

that would be 11:47(a), douche face.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:04 PM

^ 12pm. actually, no. i very rarely have brunch. i'd rather get lost in the sunday times or a book at a cafe, to be honest. and with regard to bon iver, his music does nothing for me. i'd rather listen to richard crandell's two discs on zorn's tzadik label of mbira music if i want to chill out and listen to something mellow. but then, see ... i'm not on here bitching about people i don't listen to. i simply don't comment or talk about them. you could learn something.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:11 PM

ohhh no the andrew bird fan is going to beat me up! with what you ask? his light feminine handshake? the blades of his has perfectly quaffed sideswiped hair? blind me with the sight of his patchwork shirt?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:11 PM

12:11pm, Kathleen Hannah is that you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:19 PM

Touch choice this Friday....

1) Beirut at McCareen Park

or

2) The Books at Prospect park

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:20 PM

BATHROOM SITUATION WAS PRETTY AWFUL

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:20 PM

11:36 am, It was a FREE SHOW. Free means that you don't have to pay to get in.

11:39 am, hell yeah. People were pissing on the grass next to the toilets. It was a total "shit show."

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:23 PM

12:20 - you missed one ...
This Friday
At the Beacon
Peter Frmapton
recreates
Frampton Comes Alive
bring a doobie for the homeless and
get a free bandana

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:23 PM

Do you think the set times for tomorrow will be similar? Decemberists @ 830?

Posted by CJ | June 13, 2011 12:37 PM

Is $70k a lot of money? Not for me. I understand if you wanna be a snob. But don't be a snob about being poor. Gotta have $$ to buy hummus bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:45 PM

has anyone ever noticed how much hummus looks like bird shit?

coincidence?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 12:46 PM

Andre Bored's violin costs $70K

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 1:04 PM

@11:36 Brunch + Bon Iver = <3

And FYI - you bought some of my old clothes at a consignment store in Carroll Gardens.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:39 PM

Hummus is cheap because it is crap.

You hipsters need to eat real food.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:59 PM

I shit my pants at this show

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 6:21 PM

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 10:10 PM

I would bet that none of the guys that attended this show ever lifted weights.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 11:13 PM

Have ya’ll heard of the artist Pete RG?! If not you’re definitely missing out on a great folk/Americana singer! His music reminds me of a mix between Andrew Bird and David Gray. You can get a FREE download of his song “Rainy Girl” here http://peterg.viinyl.com/ Let me know what you think!

Posted by rocketgirl | June 23, 2011 1:17 PM

Can you PLEASE mention something about the 8 bathrooms that were supposed to be enough for 5000 people? INSANE.

Posted by MarioPorter | January 22, 2013 1:18 PM

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