Posted in music | pictures on July 12, 2013

by Fred Pessaro

Belle & Sebastian @ Celebrate Brooklyn, 7/11/2013
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A packed Prospect Park Bandshell marked the return of Belle & Sebastian, who were joined by tourmates Yo La Tengo as part of a sold-out ticketed benefit for Celebrate Brooklyn! last night (7/11). The long-running pop band ran through material from their close-to 20-year career at the cool & shady outdoor venue, stopping to make anecdotes about the incredible weather, Scottish skin in the New York sun, and everyone's favorite topic as of late, Citibikes.

Yo La Tengo (who have a new video) is a hell of a support act, and the band readied the crowd with their extensive and varied catalog, stopping to swap instruments and also remark on the excellent weather. So far no additional NYC dates for the NJ band, but maybe we'll see them in Hoboken soon?

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Comments (57)

your cover's blown = holy fuck

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:07 PM

it really was the best show of the summer so far.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:09 PM

no setlists?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:11 PM

Good show, but it should've been LOUDER.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:13 PM

Great show! Both bands were in top form. A bunch of b-sides and rarities from B&S. "Legal Man", "I want the world to stop" & "Stars of Track & Field" were personal highlights.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:14 PM

Solid evening of quality entertainment. I got laid.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:19 PM

"it really was the best show of the summer so far."

Lol'd, says you dork

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:20 PM

Ira makes some funny faces!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:43 PM

Yawn

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 12:52 PM

^drink some coffee...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:03 PM

it was the best show i went to this summer as well. maybe it was my low expectations going in, but the entire night was a fucking blast. everyone was top notch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:09 PM

Perfect line-up for the Park Slope demographic: smug, wealthy, Caucasian, pseudo-Bohemians.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:12 PM

great show but B & S rarely play loudly so all i could hear was typical brooklyn peoples non-stop chatter. (smelling their own farts) SHUT UP PEOPLE...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:25 PM

"Perfect line-up for the Park Slope demographic: smug, wealthy, Caucasian, pseudo-Bohemians."


Thank you. You also forgot to add, clueless and non discerning as well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:32 PM

Last night was a pussy hound's wet dream. Lots of lonely single Brooklyn girls fluffed by B&S and ready to accept anything with a boner to enliven their dreary solitary summer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:42 PM

1:42-trying WAY too hard to seem straight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 1:51 PM

Yo La Tengo alone was worth the price of admission .

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:07 PM

"Last night was a pussy hound's wet dream. Lots of lonely single Brooklyn girls fluffed by B&S and ready to accept anything with a boner to enliven their dreary solitary summer. "

Were they fit, or like pudgy librarian types? I am curious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:13 PM

Judy is a Dick Slap
I'm A Cuckoo
Another Summer Day
The Stars of Track & Field
I Want the World To Stop
To Be Myself Completely
Lord Anthony
The Model / Funny Little Frog
I Don't Love Anyone
Piazza, New York Catcher
Your Cover's Blown
I Didn't See It Coming
Simple Things
The Boy with the Arab Strap
Legal Man
Judy & The Dream of Horses

Encore - 2 Songs

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:35 PM

I thought Judy is a punk

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:38 PM

When they played Piazza, New York Catcher literally every dude in front of me started to take video of that shit. Like a dozen guys. Hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:40 PM

Ah Simple Things...great song albiet only about a minute and a half!

Thanks for the setlist!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:42 PM

What time did they hit the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:43 PM

NP, great show, wish they could have fit in two more songs, they didn't have to get off stage until 10:30 according to the Celebrate Brooklyn Twitter feed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:44 PM

Yo La Tengo played for like an hour and fifteen (maybe I exaggerate a bit, but it definitely felt like that). It was like, 6:30 - ~7:45.

They got on around 8:30, and it ended around 10:15.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:47 PM

^excellent...thanks again..

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:48 PM

^Your welcome dude. See you at the Stonewall later

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:52 PM

2:52, stop being an impostor...

Much appreciation 2:48.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 2:54 PM

I think Yo La Tengo was more like 7:00 - 8:00

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:05 PM

i want to go out but there's nobody home

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:06 PM

i got there around 6:30 and a guy was handing out free tickets...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:39 PM

339 - what does that have to do with anything?

are you implying it wasn't sold out?

whenever i have an extra ticket because someone bailed last minute or whatever i give it away outside the venue - doesn't change the fact that the show was sold out

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:46 PM

what were the encores?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:50 PM

^What he is saying is it was only sold out in technical terms. Like the usual bullshit "sold out's" that Bowery perpetuates many times over.

There were lots of giveaways, scalper buyouts etc.

I saw the guy giving out free tickets when i walked in plus people could not sell their extras outside for more than peanuts. Online for a week now you could not give these tickets away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:52 PM

how much fun is yo la tengo NOT having in these pics. jesus cheer up guys

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 3:57 PM

nice summer night, two great bands and the weather was perfect... beautiful night in the park... and yo la tango is one of the all time great guitar bands...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:04 PM

Encore was Get me Away I'm Dying and I forget the other one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:21 PM

I had to work and then go to the Essex Fells Country Club. Fuck everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:22 PM

The hummus was so thick you could barely jam a pita triangle into it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:24 PM

LOL barely jam a a pita triangle into it

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:30 PM

Second song in the encore was Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:46 PM

Best show so far this summer = only show you've seen this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:50 PM

^Truth

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 4:54 PM

it was a great show. i don't know what "best show so far this summer" really even means. the bands were both excellent and the weather was extremely pleasant. everyone appeared to have been having a great time. i wish i was there right now

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 5:22 PM

Dude, Stevie Jackson is hung like a goddamn horse! I was about 20 feet back from the stage and I still couldn't get over the bulge in that dude's pants. You can't really tell from these pictures, but homeboy is packing some thunder.

The show was also very good, by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2013 5:36 PM

Great show. great band. Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna live the life. I know that's right.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 1:44 AM

6:36 wins. Comments closed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 1:56 AM

The Model was not played.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 2:35 AM

6:36/1:44/1:56 are sucking each other off right now.

Dopes

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 2:46 AM

^ 2:46 AM and posting meaningless drivel ... why not to do meth, reason #17

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 10:40 AM

^10:40am is one of the above mentioned in 2:46's comment. Butt hurt in more ways than one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 1:30 PM

Who would have thought the commenters on a site called Brooklyn Vegan would be absolute human garbage?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2013 2:09 PM

best show i went to this summer

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 1:00 AM

Does anyone in Yo La Tengo ever smile? Ever?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2013 10:57 AM

are there seats there? i'm going to the waterboys fryday and was under the impression there would be about 10 rows of seating...

Posted by javier buchananeversonia | July 16, 2013 2:09 PM

Best show so far this summer
ggreat post thanks

Posted by Redes de proteção para janelas | August 1, 2013 7:55 AM

It's definitely just the album recording and multiple takes of playing along edited into one video. See: the times when he's clapping, but not clapping from other angles. 

Posted by Elizabeth | May 21, 2014 2:59 AM

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