“Tonight we celebrate Brooklyn. We celebrate rain. We celebrate ourselves. We sing the body electric. Am I quoting too much Whitman? I celebrate myself. I sing myself […] every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. These are your songs this is your show. “
Wednesday night (8/03) I was lucky enough to see Sufjan Stevens perform as part of the annual summer arts festival, Celebrate Brooklyn. Prospect Park’s Bandshell was filled to the brim with Williamsburg hipsters, Manhattan scenesters, and randos like me. This was the second date for Stevens, who played the night before to a sold out bandshell. I was so glad they added a second date even though, pitifully, I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. Sufjan opened with “Seven Swans” from Seven Swans. Following that he thanked us for “coming out in nature”, as it poured for the length of show. I was especially disappointed because the doobie I had brought proved unlightable after a while and I could have definitely been more buzzed.
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