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Monday, August 08, 2005

M.I.A. At Summerstage

So yesterday was the big-ass M.I.A./Diplo show at Central Park... How was it? FUCKING HOT.

After suffering through the half-baked, utterly tedious reggae stylings of Mr. Vegas we got a full hour + from deejay extraordinaire Diplo. And boy was he awesome. Although I was really hoping, wishing, and praying for him to play that killer "Staring at the Sun" remix he did at Intonation but, oh well, he did give us a nice "Wait (Whisper Song)"/"Walk Like an Egyptian" mash-up, which was more than we deserved. The only annoying thing was that he kept telling us to get up and dance, and everyone (I know) wanted to yell back "Fuck you, Diplo! We had to wait in line for fucking HOURS to get in and we're really hot and tired - LAY OFF!" although no one did. He'll be playing with Kano on Saturday at Knitting Factory, and I (as always) will be there.

Anyway... Diplo was the warm-up for his girlfriend, the tiny little lady that drew the biggest Summer Stage crowd of the year...

The one, the only, the adorable... M. I. A.

She walked on stage singing her verse from the Missy Elliott song "Bad Man" (on her new album "The Cookbook") which was truly, amazingly, wonderfully cool. It got us all up and dancing, and for the next forty-five minutes or so, everyone in the park was jumping, grooving, and generally having a blast. She is so amazing. It was so weird seeing her with this huge crowd considering the last time I saw her in June at S.O.B.'s, she played to a crowd of less than 200 in a space that is slightly larger than my living room.

She deserves all her fame and adoration. She is a gift. A joy. And the greatest thing to happen to pop music in a long fucking time.


P.S. The crowd was pretty crazy too, check out the dudes next to us (notice the labyrinthine haircut in the guy's shaved head):


Blogger Radio Free Burke said...

More like M.I. GAY. Love, Mr. Hates-a-Lot.

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