festival archive: beastie boys '07


In memory of Adam Yauch, also known as MCA from the Beastie Boys, here are a few photos from when I saw the band perform at Good Vibrations in 2007. Growing up, the Beastie Boys had always been on the periphery of my musical tastes. I never really remembered when I 'discovered' them (Licensed to Ill was released before I was even born), just that their songs had always been present in amongst the pop songs that would dominate my primary school years. I guess I have weekends spent watching Rage and a more musically versed older brother to thank for this. It wasn't until high school that I delved deeper into the Beastie Boys discography and built upon the few songs that I already knew. Needless to say they soon cemented themselves as one of my favourite bands. So this morning when I checked my twitter feed (so Gen Y of me) it was with great sadness that I learned of MCA's death. The Beastie Boys were a band that had become so entrenched in popular culture that it's hard not to feel affected by such a loss. RIP MCA, you'll be dearly missed.

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  1. i was taken back by it, a real lost to the world

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    1. Same. I'm not usually affected by 'celebrity' deaths but this one just struck a chord.

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  2. He will be dearly missed indeed. I remember listening to "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" when I was a kid and being so proud that the Beastie Boys are from Brooklyn like myself. A talented artist is gone but will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to Adam Yauch's family and friends..

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  3. Too sad.

    My first Beastie Boys concert was in 1995, it's such a good memory for me.

    Rest In Paradise

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    1. What I would do to be able to go back in time and go to that! (I would've been 8 haha). Still, I'm so glad to have seen them perform, even though it was when they were 'grown up' and suited up.

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  4. Lovely words, you're so lucky to have seen them perform together.

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