Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Live Action: Fly Beeyond Festival (July 15th, 2008)

The first day of Fly Beeyond Festival took place on July 15 at a football stadium in Athens. The line up included hyperactive gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello, trip-hop superstars Massive Attack playing several new songs along with their classics (Safe from harm, Unfinished sympathy, Teardrop, Angel, Inertia creeps) and, my personal favorite, The National playing songs mostly from last year's superb album "The Boxer" (Fake empire, Mistaken for strangers, Brainy, Squalor Victoria). Here's a taste from their performance, the explosive "Abel" from "Alligator":

The National - Abel (Fly Beeyond, July 15th 2008)

The National @ Fly Beeyond 2008

Gogol Bordello @ Fly Beeyond 2008

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