photos by Bao Nguyen

MIA @ MCCarren

That's what the McCarren Pool crowd looked like between Holy Fuck and M.I.A. last night (June 6, 2008). Click HERE for a much bigger view. Click HERE to see what it looked like when that crowd later got on stage. Click "continue reading" to see the rest of the pictures (and stuff) from the show.....

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

MIA @ MCCarren

At one point M.I.A. announced that this was her last show in support of the new album and that she just cancelled her European tour. Whether that is true or not or common knowledge, I have no idea, but she is playing again (a private show anyway) at MoMa this Tuesday. Here's a review I found on kaczurda's livejournal....

Last night, I went to an M.I.A concert and it was fucking amazing. I feel like it was my first "real" concert. I've been to another concert that I was too young to remember, another concert I only saw one opening act, and then I went to James Marsters which was more of a "gig" than a concert. But the M.I.A concert was amazing. It was in Brooklyn in McCarren Park. It was in a pool - well what used to be a pool. They took out all the water, it's all graffitied and very "urban" looking. The scene was - different. Very odd outfits, crazy hair, a lot of gay people. It was awesome. I can now officially say I have seen "indie" at it's finest. The opening act was a band called Holy F*ck. They were really cool. M.I.A. came on and just blew the place away. If you don't know, it is just one girl who is from Sri Lanka but moved to London when she was around 8 years old. She sings mostly about war/guns and the situations in Africa. Very alternative/indie, some hip-hop in there, too. But it was so much fun, I went with my two cousins Allyson (26) and Katie (29), and their friend Mark (26 I think) who is gay but he is soo funny and soo cute, he calls everyone his cousins lol. Some guy named Steven who was standing in front of us was smoking pot with his friends and then later on before the last 2 songs, he passed out (standing up) and his friends had to leave. There was a lot of people smoking weed, lol, you definately could smell it. M.I.A also let a bunch of girls up in the front on stage, it was so cool! And then we got to move up even closer, we were only about 30 feet away from the stage. Anyway, it was awesome and I had so much fun. :) If you like a lot of different kinds of music then I suggest checking M.I.A. out because she is really cool. [kaczurda]

She closed out the night with 'Paper Planes'. The show was over by 10. What did you do afterwards?

More pics, and some video, HERE.