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Sonic Youth @ Battery Park (4th of July), NYC – pics, setlist

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Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers turned out in a light drizzle Friday night to celebrate the nation’s 232nd birthday with the annual Fourth of July fireworks display along the East River.

The nationally-televised Macy’s Fourth of July Spactacular began around 9:20 p.m., was co-hosted by former New York Giant Tiki Barber and featured musical performances by artists including country singer Kenny Chesney and American Idol Jordin Sparks…

…Some who watched the Macy’s show began their evening with a concert in Manhattan’s Battery Park.

Sonic Youth and the Feelies played in front of a sold-out crowd of hundreds of thousands at the park’s River to River Festival.

“I’m all about music on Fourth of July,” said one concert attendee. “I kind of hate running around, fighting traffic and such. I was here summer for Fourth of July for this show, it’s a great hang out for music here down in Battery Park.”

“Sonic Youth outside, Fourth of July, it’s a fantastic bit of Americana,” said another.

“I heard it was free and I was just like, ‘Wow, I’m really happy.’ I’ve always wanted to see Sonic Youth,” said a third. [NY1]

I don’t think it was hundreds of thousands. It was a great show though. More pictures and the setlist below…

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth @ Battery Park

Sonic Youth, July 4, 2008

She is not Alone
Bull in the Heather
Silver Rocket
Skip Tracer
The Sprawl
World Looks Red
Cross the Breeze
Hey Joni
Jams Run Free
The Wonder/Hyperstation
Drunken Butterfly

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