Beirut’s secret show @ Coco66, Brooklyn, NY – pics & video
photos by Ryan Muir
Beirut played a last-minute, free (though some were charged at the door?), secret show at Coco66 in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn last night (1/26). They stuffed as many people as possible into the small bar – many packed right into the adjoining rooom, and Beirut played for an hour, took a short break, and then played for another 30 minutes. I’m not sure it’s fair to complain about anything at this show… They played new songs, many of which they’re still rusty at, but that’s probably why they scheduled the show – as a warmup for the much more important performances they have coming up at Vassar, BAM and MHOW. So far there are some complaints in the comments though – most related to Zach getting his drink on, and at least one by someone who misheard what Zach said about his ukelele. They’re not all bad though…
“zach was drunk. but no drunker than anyone would be playing to a bar full of drunk youngens on a monday night. i was right up front and thought the sound, for a place whose acoustics are far from outstanding, was pretty decent. definitely nothing to complain about (and I enjoy complaining about bad sound). really see no reason to hate on this show. no it was not life changing, but it was definitely better than staying home on a Monday night watching reruns of man vs. food.” [mcg]
Where you ended up standing probably had a lot to do with how good it was. Regardless, people in attendance were cheering loudly throughout the show (especially when they played the hits). People are working on the setlist in the comments of the last post. More pictures and a video below…
Partial setlist in the comments.
A truncated Beirut play an intimate warm up show for their upcoming tour at a small bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on January 26, 2009. The band contacted the venue, Coco66 at 4pm to request the space and took to the stage at 10pm. Zach and co road tested a bunch of new tracks and cracked out some old gold for their friends in the audience and those glued to Brooklyn Vegan who tipped off fans a couple of hours before the show. Shot by Stuart Rogers for lofi.tv.