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Aug 16

The Beasties Come Home

Category: Concerts

       On Friday August 10th 2007, I attended a Beastie Boys concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Being a long time Beastie Boys fan, I have been waiting to see them live for years. After releasing their new all instrumental album “The Mix Up”, they have gone on tour once again with three back to back shows in NYC. This included a show in Central Park, a show in Brooklyn and a show in The Hammerstein Ballroom which I attended. So how was the show?

       I have seen several videos of The Beastie Boys live and they are amazing. The energy which they bring to the stage is very grand and they know how to get the crowd going. So obviously, I was very pumped to actually see them in person. The doors opened at 6:30 but I was very surprised to see such a small crowd at first. Hammerstein ballroom is a very small venue so usually people are their early enough to stand right in front of the stage. This was great for me because now we were upfront by the rail. Soon after the place was packed. The opening act was just a dj who was mixing a few tunes. This was somewhat boring and dragged on for too long. The set up was amazing for the location. They went all out on this one. Then the lights dimmed and out came The Beasties (Adrock, Mike D and MCA).

       They came out onto the stage in full force and the crowd went wild. They played some of their hits but then they played some tracks off their new instrumental album. The instrumental part of the show was good but at the end I wish that we saw more of their vocal tracks. Not having Mix Master Mike there was also a let down but they did manage to provide similiar beats from the instrumental sounds of Alfredo and Money Mike. The interaction they had with the audience was a plus. Never did they ignore the crowd. They made sure we all had a good time and you could tell that they were having a good time as well. The show ended with three of my favorite tracks including “Sabotage”. It was an explosive ending and one which I will never forget.

       Overall, it was a fun and entertaining show. Hopefully next time that they play a small venue in NYC it wont be mostly instrumental. I don’t mind instrumental but since I was seeing them for first time, I rather have vocal tracks. Look below for the set list and link to the photos from the show.

Set List:
Remote Control
Time for Livin’
Lighten Up
B for My Name
Do It
Live at PJ’s
Futterman’s Rule
Son of Neckbone
Ricky’s Theme
Tough Guy
Off the Grid
Root Down & Get It
Jimmy James
Groove Holmes
Mark on the Bus
14th St. Break
The Maestro
Egg Raid on Mojo
The Gala Event
Something’s Got to Give
Electric Worm
Heart Attack Man
So What’cha Want
Sure Shot

(Photos provided by others who attended the show. Thanks for the great shots.)

Beastie Boys Live – Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 2007

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