Last night I had my first concert experience at the Greek Theater. It is a cool venue, tucked back in the hills of Griffith Park. The theater itself wasn’t too large and our seats, along the outer edge, had a really good view of the stage. Parking was a little bit of an adventure, as my friend and I braved stacked parking in a car with a manual transmission, but even that wasn’t as bad as it could have been. All things said, I would recommend a repeat visit.
The reason behind last night’s trek to the famous Greek Theater was to see a little group called the Beastie Boys. Maybe you’ve heard of them? It was a great show. The energy those guys have on stage is amazing. You’d think they were still in their 20’s with all the running and jumping around they did. The show consisted of, a few instrumentals from their new album, “The Mix-Up,” several old classics, and some lesser known stuff from their early, early days when they had more of a punk rock sound. Not being a hardcore fan, I was a little afraid I would find the concert a little boring, but that was definitely not the case. Between the group’s awesome display of energy and the crowd’s affinity for illegal substances there was little opportunity for boredom. I have to say the highlights of the evening for me were witnessing Mix Master Mike’s incredible mixing skills, and hearing “Sabotage” live, as the final number of the night. If you ever have the opportunity to see the Beastie Boys live, I encourage you to do so. You won’t be disappointed.