The Violent Femmes will bring their unique sounds to the masses for free as a part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park series of shows. Best get there early to have a proper space to rock out.
I had joined my friend Skeleton Pete for a free show at Prospect Parks Bandshell that featured the one and only David Byrne. The musician is most commonly known as the leader of the Talking Heads and this solo adventure would find him presenting music that he recorded with the legendary Brian Eno. The performance and experience was discussed on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy a number of photos that were captured from my seat with the trusty Olympus Digital Camera.
Tonight would be the grand opening concert of the summer season for the Prospect Park Bandshell which is referred to as “Celebrate Brooklyn” when they do this sort of thing. It’s a fantastic series of free summer concerts that not only brings the music fans together but does something cool for the community around it. This season would start things off properly by having the event feature none other than former Talking Heads front man David Byrne.
New York City had been stuck in a seemingly endless run of rainy days and tonight the forecast was for heavy thunderstorms and as you can well imagine, the last place that I would want to find myself would be is in a park under those circumstances. However as the day progressed the sky would clear and the temperature warmed up to a very comfortable level. If the rain held out until after the show was over we would all be in for a treat this evening as this was truly the perfect setting for an outdoor show. Tonight I was joining stalwart PiercingMetal.com photographer Peter Parrella and neither of us were on what we refer to as “official site business” but instead were planning on taking the whole thing in as fans of music. Of course, knowing me, I was surely going to use some of the experiences that went down for the Musings Blog since this kind of thing fits in this area very well.
Continue reading David Byrne @ Prospect Park Bandshell (6/8/2009)