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FREE David Byrne Concert in Prospect Park

This show demands a day’s notice because you probably already have brunch plans followed by remote control cars in the park for today.  Plus, it’s friggin David Byrne for free.  Somehow this concert for the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series isn’t a fundraiser and isn’t some no name band.  Oh, what’s that? They are charging $325 for a gala dinner before the show, but I can just come for the concert with a sandwich wrapped in foil? Excellent.

So yes, skip the gala, come to the show and watch David Byrne descend (from the heavens) to the Prospect Park bandshell for a brief visit and hopefully some sweet dancing and oversized suits like in the concert video “Stop Making Sense”.   The music will all be culled from his library of collaborations with Brian Eno (also pictured above), whose “By This River” is one of my favorite songs and an immediate reminder for Chris Farley’s Matt Foley character, who lives “in a van, down by the river”.  If you have an extra $325 you can attend the pre-show gala or give it to me to pay my rent.

When: Monday, June 8th @ 6:30 -9:45 pm

Where: Prospect Park (in the bandshell at 9th on the west side)

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Oliver was born in 1983, the year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac. He grew up in Whitefield, Maine, but since college has lived in Boston, Maui, Switzerland, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Nicaragua, and New York making his bread as a waiter, cocktail boy, camp counselor, writer, english teacher, tennis instructor, guide, model, and design agency jackass.