Pasadena POPS Presents They're Playing Our Song at the L.A. Arboretum
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The last date listed for Pasadena POPS Presents They're Playing Our Song was Saturday June 16, 2012 / 7:30pm (Gates Open at 5:30pm).
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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The venue is very nice, but the peacocks are quite noisy. We had a lovey picnic on the lawn and there were 4 food trucks to supplement anything that was forgotten. There were porta potties near the food trucks. My only complaint is how far away the parking is. Get there at least 90 minutes early to walk from your car to your table/seat.
The concert begins at 7:30pm, with gates opening at 5:30pm, and will last approximately two hours with one brief intermission. Guests are advised to dress comfortably and bring a jacket or sweater for the evening as it will get cool. For safety reasons, open flames (candles, lanterns, etc.) are not permitted.
Feel free to bring your own picnic meals and beverages. For your convenience, patrons also have the option to pre-order meals from Pasadena POPS’ preferred restaurant partners for onsite pick-up, or enjoy one of the delicious food trucks onsite. Full cash bar and beverages will be available inside the venue.
Restaurant Partners for the 2012 Summer Concert Season:
Menus available on the Pasadena POPS official website.
All seating in Sections A, B, C or D are tables seats. The venue provides round tables of 6 (48 inches) and tables of 10 (60 inches) with linens and chairs. Tickets in these sections are assigned individual tables but seating at the table is open seating.
This is a general admission seating area where you can spread out a picnic blanket or bring your own low-back chair.