photos by David Andrako

The National / Phosphorescent @ Prospect Park - 6/17/14
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The National kicked off their three-night run in Prospect Park last night (6/17) with a lengthy set that included favorites from their last four albums (plus a cut from the Cherry Tree EP). As anyone who's seen The National knows, the band go harder than their records would have you believe, but Matt Berninger went extra hard last night, hitting his head on one of the video screens causing him to bleed (as you can see above). Hope you're okay, Matt! There's a different opener every night, and last night's was Phosphorescent whose Matthew Houck joined The National during their encore for "Terrible Love." Pictures of both bands are in this post.

The run continues tonight (6/18) with Lord Huron (a few tickets are still available) and Thursday (6/19) with MS MR (no available tix at the moment, but you can win them). All three shows are "benefit" shows for Celebrate Brooklyn's ongoing season at the venue.

More pictures, and The National's setlist, below...

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SETLIST:
Don't Swallow The Cap
I Should Live in Salt
The Geese of Beverly Road
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Demons
Sea of Love
Hard to Find
Afraid of Everyone
Conversation 16
Squalor Victoria
I Need My Girl
This Is The Last Time
Green Gloves
Abel
Slow Show
Pink Rabbits
England
Graceless
About Today
Fake Empire

Santa Clara
Mr. November
Terrible Love w/ Matthew Houck
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks