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For their final U.S. tour date for a while before they return to Europe to tour, Beastie Boys chose to go with an instrumental-lite show in Berkeley, California. The audience was denied setlist standards of "Shambala" and "Off the Grid," but got treated to extra rap favorites, including "Posse in Effect," "Time to Get Ill," and "No Sleep Til Brooklyn." (Any setlist nerd will tell you that for this tour, you will hear "Time to Get Ill" OR "No Sleep Til Brooklyn," not both.) Disappointingly, only two songs from the band's new album The Mix-Up were performed. "Off the Grid," which is a barnburner live, was sorely missed.
The UC-Berkeley Greek Theatre stage was very high -- probably 6-1/2 feet. It made for a strange pit experience: neck craning and looking up Bboys' noses. Like the stage, the UC-Berkeley Greek Theatre audience was very high. (Extreme doobage presence.) People were too "mellow" to push and body surf except during "Sabotage."
The top crowd-pleasing songs were "Paul Revere" and "Intergalactic." During "Intergalactic," the audience sang along so loudly that you could not hear the band's voices.
Opener: Peanut Butter Wolf [video]
Peanut Butter Wolf played "Country Delight" by Country Mike for the closing song of his set.
MMM Intro [video]
Time for Living [video // alternate video]
Live at PJ's [video // video]
Root Down [video // alternate video]
Super Disco Breakin' [video (with Sure Shot)]
Sure Shot [video // alternate video]
An Open Letter to NYC [video // alternate video // video of song intro]
Shake Your Rump [video]
Heart Attack Man
Brass Monkey [video]
Pass the Mic
Skills to Pay the Bills [video // alternate video]
Posse in Effect
Time to Get Ill [video]
The Maestro [video // alternate video]
The Gala Event
Egg Raid on Mojo
Alright Hear This
Ch-Check It Out [video // alternate video]
Paul Revere [video]
3 MCs and 1 DJ
So What'cha Want [video // alternate video]
MMM Interlude [video]
No Sleep Til Brooklyn
Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch do The Finger during "Ch-Check It Out."
Audience recording of the show (torrent) Audience recording of the show (mp3s)
Audience recording of the show (torrent)