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David Byrne played to a massive crowd at Prospect Park

June 9, 2009

IMG_3249That was the view of one of the screens during the encore at last night’s free David Byrne show in Prospect Park (6/8).  I never made it inside the venue itself and neither did most of the crowd that came for the show.  My brother was on the longest, snaking line I’ve ever seen to get into a concert for an hour and a half before he jumped off and headed with me for the lawns outside the venue gates.  The crowd that showed up was huge, my best guess was 12,000-15,000 people.  The majority of people couldn’t see the stage, and for me that was fine.  It was beautiful out and what better soundtrack for people-watching than Mr. Byrne.  Sound was better in some spots than others, but when you spread out on a blanket with food & drink, sound suddenly becomes less important.  He played songs from his latest album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, as well as classics including Heaven, Once in a Lifetime, Take Me to the River and Burning Down the House.  People brought picnics.  Everyone behaved well.  It was a beautiful night to spend in Prospect Park. Beers and darts at the Carraige House followed. 

Setlist after the jump.




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


2nd Encore


Burning Down the House


3rd Encore 

Everything that Happens


One Comment leave one →
  1. vince vaughn permalink
    June 10, 2009 9:15 am

    byrne rocked it. man, he has still got it. stayin outside the gates was the way to go, loungin’ and drinkin’ orange sodas. that show is one ill remember for a long long time.

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