Post by BRCHLD LFNT on Jun 14, 2012 8:34:23 GMT -5
So I was googling reviews of this year's Bonnaroo on-line when someone mentioned that the last full Beastie Boys show was played at Bonnaroo in 2009. Sure enough, I went to Setlist.fm and Bonnaroo is the last one up there.
Does anyone know if they performed another full show between June 09 and the death of MCA? Is that another piece of history Bonnaroo is a part of?
Post by boogeman118 on Jun 14, 2012 13:46:38 GMT -5
I never once regretted skipping Beasties for David Byrne in '09. Byrne ended up being the best show I saw all weekend. Then later that summer it came out that MCA was sick, and we all know what happened. Now I kinda wish I had been there. Sigh.
Post by kikosanchez on Jun 14, 2012 14:43:48 GMT -5
Had seen David Byrne just months before and def wasn't going to miss the Bestie Boys. Def one of my favorite Roo shows ever. Danced like I had never danced before and my mind blew up when they announced Nas. Not good, GREAT TIMES!
Beasties were schedule to headline night 3 of All Points West in August of 2009 but MCA was diagnosed a couple days prior and they canceled the gig.
Night 2 of the fest Coldplay headlined and debuted their cover of Fight for Your Right.
I had actually win tickets on the radio for this show and was extremely upset when I heard the news. Jay-Z filed in for them and started his set with no sleep till Brooklyn... After making us wait 45 min to actually come on stage. Worst part was the 10 minute countdown that came up over a half hour after he was soused to go on. Other than that the show was great. It really sucks that there is no way I will every get to see them even once in my life.... Unless..... anyone have an in with the devil or know any dark magic rituals we can use to summon his spirit back to this plane of existence? If there is a blood sacrifice to be made maybe we can offer up Justin Beiber? It's a win-win
The surviving Beastie Boys are down — but that doesn’t mean they’re done.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Adam (Ad Rock) Horovitz and Mike (Mike D) Diamond tell writer Brian Hiatt that the death of their bandmate and friend Adam (MCA) Yauch has left them uncertain about their musical future.
But Diamond tells the mag he can imagine their late friend — who lost a three-year battle against salivary cancer on May 4 — spurring them to move forward."
Post by NotMitchelBade on Jun 18, 2012 11:06:42 GMT -5
I'm glad I was there! I missed the first part of the show (you know how getting people ready at the campsite can be like herding cats), but I saw the majority of it. That was one of the best nights of Roo ever for me. Beastie Boys > David Byrne > Phoenix > Crystal Castles > Girl Talk. That's a pretty stellar evening. Then add that it was the Beastie Boys' last show ever. Talk about crazy.