Posted in music | tour dates on June 9, 2011

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"For more than 30 years, the orchestra has performed free concerts in the parks in July. The shows draw thousands to sit on blankets and enjoy snacks and wine while listening to the classics under the stars.

Only in New York. But not this year.

Because the Philharmonic will not be offering Sousa in Central Park, Prokofiev in Prospect Park or Ravel in Cunningham Park. Vacation scheduling does not permit it, a spokesman declared.

The voice of the Philharmonic said orchestra members need time off in July because they will be performing in three special programs in September, including a Central Park outing with operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli." [NY Daily News]

No Philharmonic in July, but there will be Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Carole King, Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, Whoopi Goldberg and others in a big free benefit concert in Central Park tonight (6/9). Approximately 60,000 people are expected to show up today starting at 3:30pm. Stay home and laugh at them via the Livestream.

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Comments (39)

I'll laugh at all of them except for Carole King. She's still awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:04 AM

Whoopi Goldberg at an outdoor concert in 90+ degree heat ....
Can I opt for the Propofol overdose instead? How about being hit by a speeding express bus? How much do I have to pay to NOT attend?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:06 AM

Chickpeas contain more phyto-nutrients then black eyed peas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:06 AM

The article should say no NEW YORK Philharmonic concerts. The Brooklyn Philharmonic will still be doing shows.

P.S. these is a typo the headline: cocerts

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:12 AM

Black Eyed Peas are robots build by corporate america. Pathetic excuses of 'musicians'..

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:15 AM

can i get mahler 2 on the wburg waterfront please?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:16 AM

Ok yes the Black Eyed Peas suck and so do most of the other performers on this monstrosity. Also, yes the idiots going to this deserve to/should be laughed at. But let's not forget this is a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation which does a massive amount of good for poverty stricken people.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:21 AM

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk, all that junk in Central Park?

The no talent Black Eyed Peeholes really need to die in a fiery bus crash.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:23 AM

Technically one is under the stars in New York, but there is no fucking way you can see them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:24 AM

I once made a bad mistake of substituting black eyed peas instead of chickpeas for a hummus concoction when I was in a jam. And it tasted terrible! I ended up giving it to my neighbors dog whose name is Barky.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:27 AM

wow
The no talent Black Eyed Peeholes really need to die in a fiery bus crash.

Posted by Free Classifieds | June 9, 2011 10:30 AM

A dog named Barky deserves better than black eyed peas. Shoulda given it to Barack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:31 AM

One night because I was bored I shoved a black eyed pea up my urethra. It wasn't fun. Neither will this be.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:37 AM

Laugh at them? Because you feel superior when it comes to a choice of music and enjoyment? This is probably the worst attitude you could have. Yes, Black Eyed Peas are pretty terrible. But to laugh at someone who enjoys something different.. Horrible. And that is the problem with the blog/BV/pitchfork scene. Get over it. People like different things.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:37 AM

Yeah, no ... unless they add Zooey Daschenelle, stripping down to nothing and rubbing one off in my face. I might consider going then.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:39 AM

10:37
I'm laughing at you now
and silently dismissing you

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:39 AM

Right on 10:37. I like putting my finger in a girl's squeakhole when I'm railing her. some don't.

But anyone who likes the Black Eyed Peas is a moron. True fact.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:41 AM

I took the laughing comment to mean, "laugh at the 60,000 people sweltering in the heat."

Posted by BLG | June 9, 2011 10:49 AM

I took the laughing comment to mean, "laugh at the substitution of black eyed peas in preparing hummus"

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 10:53 AM

Right on @10:41.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:08 AM

This comment thread is poetry.

Posted by Señor | June 9, 2011 11:09 AM

That sucks they won't be playing free shows. That was the best and easiest time to get drunk on wine, pretend to be sophisticated and go home with a 30 year old trophy wife whose husband neglects her to bang in her upper west side condo.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:12 AM

I'm putting on a benefit show next year in Central park. Potential line-up so far...

1) Radiohead
2) Bjork
3) Sonic Youth
4) Pavement
5) Modest Mouse

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:27 AM

6)Stryper

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:31 AM

7) Robin Byrd

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:43 AM

8) Boards of Canada

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:46 AM

9) LCD Shitstorm

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:53 AM

nyc is starting to embarrass me - first they pull kexp from 91.5 and now they put on these horrible artists out there free instead of the philharmonic - the inmates have taken over the asylum

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:05 PM

Looks like a good scene for a pickpocket

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:11 PM

Sweltering heat, and bad rain forecasted for early evening. Concert in Central Park. DIANA ROSS all over again!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:12 PM

10) Captain & Tenille
11) Bread
12) The Ghost of Harry Chapin
13) Opeth
14) Your Mom
15) MegaDave
16) Kris Kross
17) Skid Row
18) Warrant
19) Little Richard
20) Wing
21) Jordy (Lemoine)
22) Bel Biv Devoe
23) k.d. lang

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:24 PM

I always had a joke with my ex-boyfriend. If there was a gun to your head and you had to have sex with either Whoopi or Ellen who would it be?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 9, 2011 3:29 PM

"I always had a joke with my ex-boyfriend. If there was a gun to your head and you had to have analingus with either Divine or Rupaul who would it be?"

Hmmmmmmm, that's tough...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:37 PM

Black Eyed Poop should be charged $10,000 every time someone plays or sings Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night or whatever that POS mcmusic "song" is called. Fine for the person playing or singing it as well.

Money raised goes to Robin Hood Foundation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:57 PM

Could it be both???

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:00 PM

I think that BEP would make for good skeet shooting pigeons for my RPG

"Let's get it ..." brzzzzzzzz BOOM

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:20 PM

I think that they should let out those Cloverfield aliens into the park during this show and let them take care of all these horrid people. If you think that Black eyed Peas is music, you ought to get eaten by one of those things.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:44 PM

I think I speak for everyone here when I say,
Chickpeas > Black eyed peas

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 5:07 PM

And theres going to be a free ICP festival of the jugheads in the park with free virus's yall courtesy of the helicopter. Free meat while it lasts with a Faygo purchase.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 3:34 AM

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