Hot at Lollapalooza

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After experiencing three days of great music by loads of artists at Lollapalooza in Chicago this past weekend, writing about the Beastie Boys -- a band who wasn't there -- seems sort of wrong.

Although the Beastie Boys weren't at Lollapalooza this year, someone they know very well was. Mix Master Mike performed a hot (literally and figuratively) set on the Mindfield Stage at Lollapalooza on Sunday evening. Anyone in the city could come down to the park to see Mix Master Mike's set because the DJ stage was not gated/security-controlled like other areas of the festival. The scene was pretty laid back, with most of the audience dancing to the muy bueno master.

Overheard in the crowd: "Man, he's fast!"..."Fuckin' fantastic!"..."Whoa, is he for real?!"..."Where are the Beastie Boys?"
Download: Mix Master Mike Live (San Francisco, September 16, 2004) [mp3] (47 MB)


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