Beastie Boys play Portland

Photo by bgirl*555

Last night (April 6), Beastie Boys performed a secret show in an old bowling alley in Portland, Oregon. The show was staged to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wieden + Kennedy, a Portland-based advertising agency.

Approximately 500 people attended the private, invite-only event. Beastie Boys went on stage at 8:45 p.m. and played until 10 p.m. Among the songs played were:

Shake Your Rump (with an Alive snippet)
Body Movin'
No Sleep Til Brooklyn
Brass Monkey
3 MCs and 1 DJ"
So What'cha Want
Root Down
Alright Hear This
Jimmy James
Something's Got to Give

Earlier in the day, a number of fans bumped into the band at Laughing Planet, a cafe located on Mississippi Avenue. One witness told Mic to Mic that the fans were overly enthusiastic, insisting on getting photos taken with the band. One fan reportedly tried to push his business card on Mike D. Not a pleasant scene.

Photo by bgirl*555

Photos from W+K Studio blog:
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6:15 PM Anonymous said...

Yeah. check this out:

6:44 PM Hot Sauce said...

Thanks for the link, Anon. I posted photo links with the article for easy viewing.

8:49 PM Kevin said...

How did they sound?

10:33 PM Lucy said...


11:51 PM Phil said...

Did anyone record the show?

12:09 PM Hot Sauce said...

Yes, the show was recorded. :)

2:21 PM oyl miller said...

love the blues brother style in the pics!

12:30 AM Anonymous said...

The budget for the entire night was $1 million. It makes me sick to think so much money was spent on a stupid party. There are so many people in need in this world.

1:48 AM Anonymous said...

How much do they (and you) spend on festivals where you normally go see the Beasties?

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