I have to say, it was hard to post this because you think Mike D- you think Beastie Boys, and of course you think of the recent passing of the iconic Adam Yauch. I know so many of us are deeply saddened by this and it took me a few days to get this up because of this- I attended this event the evening before his passing. I can't speak for everyone, but so many of my friends love the Beastie Boys and their music and the way they shaped our culture was a big part of our formative years. To me- the Beastie Boys remind me of summer camp more than anything which was also such a huge part in shaping my character. I'm sure a lot of you have similar stories and feelings and it's been tough to process this loss of a man at such a young age. It's with a lot of sadness that I talk about this. I know he'll be missed of course by his family, the Beasties, his friends, and definitely by the fans. We'll miss you MCA!
|This was a video loop of butterflies that was by the |
same artist as the 2 pieces below.
|Not just for show, these were blasting some great music|
|This was my absolutely highlight. These pinwheels were propelled by fans|
and it felt like being in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, sans candy!
|this reminded me of Nick Cave's Soundsuits|
|Mercedes' new concept style coupe. Don't mind if I do!|
|Always a fan favorite!|
Did any of you attend this event? I'd love to hear what you thought? This was really such a unique event and not at all what you expect when you think "museum"- which is what I loved about it. It was interactive, loud- both audibly and visually, and not at all stuffy. And because The Beastie Boys are just beyond cool- it was a real treat to see what Mike D. put together!