A preview of the Gala Event

With the Beastie Boys, you can always expect the unexpected. But having spent some time watching the Beastie Boys rehearse via the O-scope cam, we have somewhat of an idea what to expect at the Gala Event shows.


Expect to see Adam Horovitz pull double-duty on guitar and keyboards. We think he might being playing a glockenspiel, xylophone, or some instrument requiring a mallet too. (Note the drumstick or mallet in his hand in the photo on the right.)


Expect to see Adam Yauch switch between the bass guitar (left photo) and upright (right photo). No surprise there.


It's all about the drooommss!! Expect to see possibly two drum kits, one for Mike Diamond and one for Alfredo Ortiz, on the stage. (Mike and his drum kit are mostly visible in the photo on the left.) Or expect to see Fredo take Mike's seat on occasion if there is only one drum kit. (Fredo is the white spec below the window in the photo on the right.)

Fredo will also have a percussions set-up. It can best be seen in the rehearsal video for "The Electric Worm," which was posted at Beastieboys.com.


Expect to see Mike come out from behind the drum kit for a song. We're not sure what he will do. In rehearsals, it looked like he was singing to one of the new songs. This might be a real surprise!


Expect to see Money Mark (on the left in the photo) play guitar, while Horovitz handles keyboards by himself.


Expect Horovitz to shake his booty. No surprise there.


And, finally, expect to see the band sporting new suits and fresh haircuts.

13 comments:

1:47 PM klepto said...

mike on the mic = hardcore? possibly?

2:03 PM Hot Sauce said...

Mike was pretty tame in the rehearsal. I think if he were singing a hardcore song, he would exhibit an energy that would tell you it was a hardcore song.

He might be doing a spoken word piece over an instrumental. That would be kinda weird & funky.

2:05 PM klepto said...

oooh la la that sounds delightful! :)

2:10 PM Emily said...

The photo of Adrock dancing is very cute!

2:47 PM saber said...

the gala event is going to be cooler than cool

2:52 PM klepto said...

it's gonna be sick! ;D

3:06 PM Anonymous said...

new boots and panties!

3:36 PM David said...

$Mark plays guitar?

5:06 PM Danielle said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the new suits.

5:36 PM Littlegreenalien said...

Was there any hint in rehearsals they will be playing their older instrumentals like Ricky's Theme and Sabrosa at the Gala Events?

6:52 PM pshabi said...

Excellent, excellent, excellent work as always.

I love you women.

8:59 PM fonky said...

hardcore possibly!

10:09 PM pshabi said...

Oh, and there had better not be any new haircuts. I'm closing in on Mike D from my usual buzz cut.

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