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Gig Info:
Date: 31 Dec 1986
Country: United States
City: New York, NY
Venue: Manhattan Center

Other Bands/Artists at the Show:

  • Dave Edmunds
  • Lone Justice
  • Andy Taylor
  • Georgia Satellites

Notes:

Television appearance on MTV's 1987 "Nero's Eve Ball"

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried introduced "Fight For Your Right", and comedian Joe Piscopo introduced "No Sleep Till Brooklyn."
Setlist:
1. Fight for Your Right
2. No Sleep till Brooklyn
Reviews:
Comments by David Berrent, MTV Producer (from MTV Uncensored, published by MTV Books/Pocket Books, 2001):
I remember in 1987, the Beastie Boys were performing and I didn't know who the Beastie Boys were. It was another crowded, crazy show. I was jammed up at the front of the stage, holding cue cards for whoever introduced them. I guess back in those days, MTV couldn't afford a teleprompter. So they intro'd the Beastie Boys and out they came, shaking up their beer, squirting beer on people. People started stage-diving and moshing. Someone stole one of the Beasties' microphones and then fistfights started breaking out, and somehow I got in the middle of this brawl. One of the big security guards put me in a head lock and started pummeling me. I hold up my badge, let him know I'm like, "I'm on your side". Looking back on it, I guess it was pretty funny, but at the time, I didn't want to be there getting smashed around.
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