Toronto Gala Event


Photo by Chico

Matt describes the Toronto Gala Event:
The boys were in very good form. They seemed to be having a lot of fun. Their banter was hilarious. At some point Big Pun's line, "I'm not a player; I just crush a lot" came up. Adrock suggested that it might be an oxymoron, while Mike D insisted that it meant Big Pun was a big fella and when he partook in relations with women he was so large he would "crush" them.

At another point, Adrock spotted someone up front snapping pictures. He said something along the lines of, "Are you getting enough pictures? Maybe we could all come over here and pose. Maybe toward the end of the show."

They blazed through their set. From what I can remember, the setlist was very close to the Boston Opera House show -- perhaps a few more straight instrumental tracks from The Mix-Up. Just before "Sabotage," Yauch said to Mike that they should do "Riot Fight." Mike said that he felt the punk songs had been "weird" in the fan reaction department, but he was "with the team for whatever." Yauch said, "It's only 30 seconds, so let's do it." He then asked the guy on the soundboard to put it on any of the punk song settings and told the lighting guy he could do what he felt was best.

"Riot Fight" was very cool, and Yauch was very pleased afterwards. They did even more banter back and forth after that before realizing they had a curfew. The boys said the place had to convert to a disco hall.
Setlist
Son of Neckbone [video]
Groove Holmes [video]
Suco de Tangerina [video // alternate video]
Live at PJ's [video // alternate video]
Futterman's Rule [video]
Remote Control [video]
Time for Living [video]
14th Street Break [video]
Do It [video]
Root Down & Get It [video]
Electric Worm [video]
Ricky's Theme [video]
In 3's [video]
Off the Grid [video // alternate video]
Egg Raid on Mojo [video]
Jimmy James / Happy Birthday [video]
The Gala Event [video]
Mark on the Bus [video]
Shambala [video]
B for My Name [video]
Pow [video]
Lighten Up [video]
Gratitude [video]
Tough Guy [video]
The Maestro [video]
Sabrosa [video]
Heart Attack Man [video]
So What'cha Want [video]
Sure Shot [video]
3 MCs and 1 DJ [video]
Riot Fight [video // [alternate video]
Sabotage [video]

Big thanks to James for posting video of the entire show, allowing us to confirm the setlist!

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2 comments:

6:32 PM Spencer said...

Best. Show. EVER!

It was my 3rd night straight seeing the Beasties (I was also at the previous night's Toronto and Montreal shows), but this one blew them all away.

The atmosphere was more intimate, the acoustics were way better and the smaller venue seemed to really put the Boys at ease.

The highlight of course was meeting MCA and Mike D after the show.

I didn't chat with Mike D much, but MCA was simply class all the way.

He came out made sure everyone got all the photos and autographs they wanted and spent a ton of time just chatting with people.

He didn't seem in a rush to get away and even once everyone had gotten all their autographs he kinda just hung around.

If I weren't so starstuck (which never happens to me) I would have asked him some more interesting questions, but seeing as though he is my favourite Beastie and I've been a fan for 20 years I probably looked like a bit of a freak standing there staring at him.

You always worry that if you meet your idol he might turn out to be a jerk, I am pleased to say MCA was even nicer and more grounded than I had imagined him being.

Again, the show was awesome, for future tours they should skip the big arenas altogether and do multiple small shows only.

7:11 PM Klepto said...

"He came out made sure everyone got all the photos and autographs they wanted and spent a ton of time just chatting with people.

He didn't seem in a rush to get away and even once everyone had gotten all their autographs he kinda just hung around."

awwwwww yauch's a sweetie! <3

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