Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nas & Damian Marley @ Williamsburg Waterfront

One of the best parts of summer in New York is the number of outdoor concerts.  There are so many venues and lots of the concerts are free!  A few months ago I saw that Nas and Damian Marley were going on tour.  I decided to get a couple of tickets for Mr. G and I.  I forgot all about it until last week...wohoo!

Williamsburg Waterfront is beautiful, and apparently there are plans to make it even prettier.  It was a great concert venue the acoustics were much better than Governor's Island and the park was wide enough that even from afar, you felt kinda close.

Nas and Damian Marley kept it live!  (apologies for the super blurry Nas picture...can you even tell it's him?! Don't worry I'm camera shopping!) As expected, they performed songs off the Distant Relatives album and they performed a few songs from their respective solo albums.  The flag man was also around waving the flag in the air having the time of his life.

The best part of the concert was the last half hour.  Damian busted out with Jamrock which had the crowd jumpin'! Next they did Road to Zion and if I wasn't so hyped already I would have started crying because it is my absolute FAV.  They closed out the regular set with Africa Must Wake Up.  LOOOOVED IT!!!

We started making our way out of the venue but then they went back on stage! Nas performed One Mic with great passion and the crowd was definitely still in it.  Then Damian got back on stage and they performed Could You Be Loved?

I was in heaven!!! Seriously it was the best part of the concert!  Nas & Damian Marley rocked out and I was so happy to be part of such a positive environment and in a wonderful outdoor space.  If you ever have the chance to go to Williamsburg Waterfront, you should definitely do it.

Oh and of course there was food at the concert! We got there right around the time they got on stage so we didn't fully get to explore our options.  However, we did get a chance to try out Roberta's Pizza.

Delicious! I don't know what they put in that dough or why that mozzarella tastes so fresh, but I'm way into it.

Hungry yet?

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