Posted in music | pictures on July 24, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Beach House, Central Park Summerstage 7/23/2012
Beach House

If there's any band to see while a storm begins to brew overhead, it may just be Beach House. Some of those lightning flashes last night at their Summerstage performance in Central Park seemed almost synchronized to what they were playing. While a noticeable stream of people left as the weather worsened midway through the show, the band played on and their set didn't seem to be cut short by the rain. (Setlist is at the bottom of this post.) And while some Summerstage shows can be on the quiet side, Beach House were thunderous.

Fellow Baltimorians Lower Dens, a late-announced addition (after their Bowery performance), opened the show. More pictures from last night's show are below and if you haven't been keeping up, we've also posted pics of both bands from Pitchfork Fest.

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Lower Dens

Lower Dens

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Lower Dens

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Lower Dens

Lower Dens

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Lower Dens

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Lower Dens

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Beach House

Beach House

Beach House

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Beach House

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Beach
Wild
Walk in the Park
Norway
Other People
Lazuli
Gila
Used to Be
Silver Soul
Equal Mind
The Hours
New Year
Zebra
Wishes
Take Care
Myth
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Turtle Island
10 Mile Stereo
Irene

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Comments (51)

beach house fans are so hot.

also it was pretty cool how the first lightning bolt of the night came immediately after Victoria said 'Pardon my French, but fuck Mother Nature.'

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:33 PM

Great setlist!

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | July 24, 2012 12:37 PM

"beach house fans are so hot."

Wait this is a joke right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:38 PM

obviously I cried

Posted by g | July 24, 2012 12:40 PM

they were great

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:40 PM

this show was actually perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:43 PM

Beautiful night...amazing show!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:43 PM

love you, but please lose the shoulder pads.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:47 PM

More like Beach Houszzzzzzzzz....amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:50 PM

I wonder if the shoulder pad jackets are custom made? The girl from Twin Sister started to wear them too. I dislike this trend. All female singers should be topless like the girls in Friends

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | July 24, 2012 12:51 PM

excellent show even in the rain...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:52 PM

Beautiful atmosphere and concert. That worked out so well with the weather.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:53 PM

shoe gaze lives...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:53 PM

12:38: It wasn't a joke. They were hot. it was practically 110 degrees after all.


"also it was pretty cool how the first lightning bolt of the night came immediately after Victoria said 'Pardon my French, but fuck Mother Nature.'"

Did Mother Nature proceed to fuck Victoria right back (in the ass), by way of using that lightning bolt to strike her?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:55 PM

lightning at that show wouldnt have been a bad way to go

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:08 PM

What a snoozer... Beach House hasn't had anything good since Devotion...

The best Beach House since then? Tommy Bahama's Beach House: http://www.lexington.com/collections/beach-house.cfm

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:10 PM

actually 1:10 the first 2 albums sucked and the last 2 have been great

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:18 PM

Where are all the black people?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:28 PM

1:18 follows Pitchfork as if it was his or her God.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:29 PM

i thought i heard them play 'heart of chambers' last night but maybe i was faded braaaaah

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:29 PM

Aziz Ansari was there representing all the brown people.

Posted by Dirty Mike | July 24, 2012 1:33 PM

1:29 was on something last night...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:38 PM

was frohawk there?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:43 PM

1:29 you do realize that if you follow Pitchfork enough to know what they promote in order to disagree with them then you are the biggest loser in the galaxy, maybe the universe

amirite

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:50 PM

Was great, except for a crew of cracked out neo-hippy wannabe's who insisted on setting up a blanket all the way up in front of the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:51 PM

1:43 Frowhawk wouldn't even attend a show like this... He was too busy grooving it up with Lena Dunham and those GIRLS.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 1:54 PM

@151 you're a hippie for not destroying their blanket setup.

favorite part was when it started raining, and anyone who used an umbrella would get shamed by the 50 people behind him/her till the umbrella disappeared.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:10 PM

2:10 What's the problem with umbrellas? There's only one positive getting wet, a rainy night with Beach House doesn't count. Shame on those who shamed, mere whiners. You should have gotten there earlier.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:12 PM

For concerts, umbrellas are bad form. Very disrespectful, very uncool. If you are going to an outdoors show and you think it might rain, hooded raincoat/poncho is the only way to go. Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:23 PM

Did they really go on at 7/7:30?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:28 PM

I totally saw frohawk on Girls. I couldn't believe my eyes.

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Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:50 PM

magical

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:53 PM

@2:28- it was more like 8.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 3:28 PM

"There's only one positive getting wet"

PCP?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 3:53 PM

I didn't have an umbrella or a poncho. Got a little wet, but it felt great after the heat and actually made it more fun. If you opened your umbrella at this thing, you deserved the shaming.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 4:10 PM

^ Oh, shut up. I'm glad I didn't have to be in the wetness (never mind the rain - the humidity, really) with you trendies who are too scared to do something like open a goddamn umbrella because they're too afraid of what others might think of them and somehow be deemed, *gasp*..... UNCOOL. Oh, the horror!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 4:27 PM

I wasn't complaining, I had a great view. I was just enjoying the back-and-forth between the umbrella holders and the whiners.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 4:28 PM

@427 it's not that opening an umbrella at an outdoor concert is 'uncool' - it's that by opening the umbrella, it blocks the stage view for the 15 people immediately behind you, unless they are over 6'5" tall. i'm sure you wouldn't like it if you were at an outdoor concert and the hippie in front of you decided to break out a parasol with 3-foot radius, you snarky ass. just use your brain.

and yes, if you use an umbrella when it starts raining at an outdoor concert, you shouldn't be standing in the front. you are too old to be in the front. embrace the rain.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 5:09 PM

Plus, how can you properly dance with an umbrella in your hand unless you're doing some Fred Astaire shit? (I know this probably doesn't matter quite as much at a Beach House show, but just in general...)

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 6:21 PM

This was seriously the best show. The rain just made it more perfect. By Irene, everyone was in their happy places and ready to take on the world, no matter what mother nature decided to throw at us.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 6:45 PM

so it took the whole show for you to find your happy place?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 10:23 PM

Im Only Happy when it raaaaainnsssss!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2012 12:15 AM

why so few photos? and none capturing any rain??

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 9:57 AM

"This was seriously the best show. The rain just made it more perfect. By Irene, everyone was in their happy places and ready to take on the world, no matter what mother nature decided to throw at us."


Cool. How about hail and locusts next time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:31 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges!

Posted by Clever | September 27, 2012 5:49 AM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 4:27 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 4:34 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Arab Ladies | September 28, 2012 10:31 PM

beach house is really amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 26, 2013 3:04 PM

truly remarkable for fans.

Posted by vue 8 | September 27, 2013 10:39 AM

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