Backstage at the Budokan


This unusual video was filmed backstage at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on January 14, 2005, during the Pageant tour. I have no information on the original source of the video. It came to me in the form of an extra on a bootleg dvd of the Budokan show.

The video offers a peek at the Beastie Boys before the show. The 10-minute video shows tour manager Jerome Crooks fighting with Alfredo Ortiz (and going a little too far), cameraman Jamie Billet filming the video introduction of the show in which Mix Master Mike "scratches" dishes in the kitchen with Money Mark and Ortiz, and the band in the moments before going on stage.

20 comments:

7:34 PM Klepto said...

i looooves it!!! they're so cute! :D

7:50 PM Klepto said...

the parts at 1:53 and 2:54 are my favorite moments. silly yauch! :)

8:03 PM Hot Sauce said...

The skit that MMM did that night was the most memorable one of the tour for me. It was really funny.

8:15 PM Saber said...

their backstage is like a daycare center

8:29 PM Brody said...

Awwww!! Adrock and MCA stopped to say hi to the baby. :)

I love seeing them like this.

Who are the kids?

8:43 PM Danielle said...

Interesting video! I wondered about the children too. I recognize Adam Yauch's daughter but not the others.

8:57 PM Saber said...

which one is yauch's kid?

9:02 PM Danielle said...

She is wearing a stocking cap.

6:10 AM paulbonardelli said...

Wow, those are beautiful jackets...I sure wish I owned one...

8:23 AM Stunt D said...

Haha! Jerome and Alfredo are fighting about who's the strongest.

8:50 AM Hot Sauce said...

For me, the most interesting part of the clip is the end, seeing the band as Mix Master Mike plays his intro. Diamond stretches like he's getting ready to run a marathon, Yauch jumps a bit but basically stands around and waits for the cue, and Horovitz drinks a beer and dances. I laugh because it shows their personalities as I perceive them to be -- the health nut, the all-business man, and the fun guy.

3:23 PM Kevin said...

They're not very rock n roll...

6:24 PM missf said...

oh god. you've got no clue how much i loved this:D

yauch making fnny faces at the kids on the door - TOO cute! :D

10:26 AM Jonny said...

This is THE BEST find ever! Eva! Good job, M.

11:23 AM Hot Sauce said...

The music in the first few seconds of the video is Le Tigre. They were the opening band for all the Pageant shows in Japan.

6:35 PM Hot Sauce said...

Thanks for the video footage belong to my friend Paul Bonardelli, who was kind and surprised me with the dvd as a gift.

11:49 AM Karolien said...

I love the video!!!! Thank you very much!

4:59 PM HeatherO said...

god that was so freakin' cool!

7:59 PM todd said...

It's nice to see that the still get the pre-show jitters.

Shows they really care about what they're doing and I really dug it how they disappeared into the light when the ran on stage.

6:11 PM nick said...

best video ever

thanks

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