Beastie Boys at Electric Picnic

Photo by Live Music Pics

Triple Trouble [video]
Root Down
Remote Control
Shake Your Rump [video]
Heart Attack Man [video]
B for My Name [video]
Super Disco Breakin'
Pass the Mic
Brass Monkey
Electric Worm
Off the Grid
Body Movin'
Ch-Check It Out
No Sleep Til Brooklyn
So What'cha Want
Egg Raid on Mojo [video]
3 MCs and 1 DJ [video]
Sabotage [video]


Lambrettara shares her experience attending the Beastie Boys hip-hop set at Electric Picnic:
The hip-hop show was at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. From 3 p.m. on, I waited in front of the stage inside the Electric Arena Tent. I was determined to be at the front for the Beastie Boys set. I got my wish alright, although as the show progressed I got pushed more and more to the side. The crowd was pretty rough, but it was tolerable. Apparently the whole tent (the largest at the festival) was full to bursting and no more people were being allowed in. There were plenty of people listening outside the tent too.

Mike D was really into the show on Saturday night. I feel like he was the one leading the show. He definitely had the most energy to spare. He seemed to be enamoured with Electric Picnic's name but decided that for the duration of the weekend he was renaming it to Mike D's Picnic:

Mike: This picnic isn't Electric anymore! No, it's Mike D's Picnic! Whose picnic is it?!
Crowd: Mike D's!!
Mike: That's right! [points at a random security guard] Put that in your record book, son!
Yauch: Mike, did you just call that security guard "son"?

Then Mike seemed to be embarrassed, while the others laughed at him. He then sat on the floor of the stage in shame before getting up again and proclaiming, "Arrest me now!"

Yauch pointed out a girl wearing water wings at one point during the show because he thought it was "an interesting idea."


4:59 PM Lambrettara said...

I was at both of their Electric Picnic shows and I have the second show setlist if you'd like me to provide a picture. In fact, my friend and I took plenty of photos and some videos of both shows and I'd be happy to let you know how it all went if you're still looking for info!

9:04 PM Hot Sauce said...

Please email the info to mic2mic.editor [at]

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