Thursday, June 11, 2009

David Byrne - Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY. June 8th, 2009

My pal Dan and I left his shop late to head into Prospect Park to catch the rumored David Byrne and Eno "thing" that was happening for the park's opening day. That's all we knew. Well, we knew that and we knew the show had definitely already begun by the time we got there.

If we hadn't been so excited about a project we were scheduled to work on for the next two days, we may have not missed the stop and ended up at the wrong end of the park. Regardless, we persisted through the park's winding paths. After a bit of a walk and an interestingly surreal adventure where we followed the distant sound of drums and vocals into the darkness, we hit the fields in front of the stage. The place was packed, and the glow of the stage lights and the jumbotron lights hitting everyone in the crowd's face was a neat visual. I was able to catch some songs from the end of the set and the encores, but missed out on some serious stuff.

So the mystery of "what is David Byrne gonna do at this show, and is Eno actually involved" comes to a close. David Byrne played Eno songs along with some T-heads and some of their classic and new collaborative works as well. Here's the set and a video.

Strange Overtones
I Zimbra
One Fine Day
Help Me Somebody
Houses In Motion
My Big Nurse
My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
Moonlight In Glory
Life Is Long
Crosseyed And Painless
Born Under Punches
Once In A Lifetime
Life During Wartime
I Feel My Stuff
Take Me To The River
Great Curve

Encore 2:
Burning Down The House

Encore 3: Everything That Happens

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