Posted in music | pictures on December 18, 2011

photos by David Andrako

The National

National week at Beacon Theater continued on Friday night, 12/16, for the fifth night in a row. Shara Worden's project My Brightest Diamond opened the show and she later joined The National on stage as did Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, Richard Reed Parry of the Arcade Fire, Conrad Doucette, Rob Moose, Nadia Sirota and string quartet yMusic... and Phish's Trey Anastasio who members of the National are working with right now. As Jambands.com points out:

"The Phish guitarist emerged partway through the group's set for "Blood Buzz Ohio," "Squalor Victoria" and "Murder Me Rachel." While onstage, the members of The National described the guitarist as "a hero of ours." Anastasio reemerged alongside Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry the evening's opening act My Brightest Diamond to play guitar on "Terrible Love." All of the night's guests then joined the members of The National for an acoustic sing-along based around "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks." National frontman Matt Berninger was particularly chatty throughout the show, jokingly describing Parry as a member of Kings of Leon and declaring "that's the sound of faces melting" after Anastasio's performance."
You can watch a video with Trey in it below.

More about Night One HERE. Night Two HERE. Night Three HERE. Night Four HERE. More pictures and the setlist from Night Five (though none of the opening set unfortunately) below....

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Shara Worden Beacon Theater 12/16/11

The National @ Beacon Theater - 12/16/11 setlist
Ada
Ghost
Mistaken for Strangers
Afraid of Everyone
Conversation 16
Blood Buzz
Squalor Victoria
Murder Me Rachael
City Middle
Wasp Nest
Available
Sorrow
I Need My Girl
England
Fake Empire

Think You Can Wait
About Today
Mr. November
Terrible Love
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
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Comments (22)

posts/events like this border on self parody...cmon bv!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 7:54 PM

trey is a jedi.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:02 PM

Fuck off, 7:54. You're a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:06 PM

have seen them a few times before (going back to alligator tour) and friday was the best ive seen them. Much better than radio city last year...

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:12 PM

nitrous mafia

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:32 PM

Trey who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:40 PM

Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks contains a meatstick tease at 5:35 (japanese lyrics)

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:44 PM

This was the best I've ever seen them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 8:48 PM

What a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 9:35 PM

Good show, but easily the most annoying light show I've EVER seen - if you were on the right side of the venue anywhere in the Orch, all you saw was this in your face the whole show. Lighting guy should be fired - you know who you are - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zP19komX-I

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 9:36 PM

I heard that Frohawk and James Murphy were in the crowd handing out pita chips and servings of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 10:08 PM

the National = Hipster Nickleback

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 10:13 PM

Phish at MSG in 10 days! Awww yeahhh.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 11:08 PM

10:13 PM = genius

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 11:16 PM

Genius, really? The ten remaining people who are still commenting on BV are enormous retards.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2011 11:53 PM

I was about to walk out, then Trey came on so I stayed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:44 AM

TREY IS A JEDI

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 9:24 AM

Trey sit-in was great! No real solo's or anything (as it wouldn't have fit in) but he added some nice textures. My friend who's a big National fan (not Phish) thought the Trey sit-in was the highlight of the set.

Here's a good clip of Bloodbuzz ending w/ Trey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fz8lRD5UHIk

Posted by McGrupp | December 19, 2011 10:42 AM

Berninger, Parry and Anastasio - fuckin' ginger night at the National show, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:27 AM

we need moar hipstarrs at phish shows. all these psuedo-hippie brah dogs and brochad fatfratties are killing the vybez.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:46 PM

TREY IS A JEDI

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:31 AM

looks like a great show

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:48 PM

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