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festival archive: beastie boys ’07

In memory of Adam Yauch, also known as MCA from the Beastie Boys, here are a few photos from when I saw the band perform at Good Vibrations in 2007. Growing up, the Beastie Boys had always been on the periphery of my musical tastes. I never really remembered when I ‘discovered’ them (Licensed to Ill was released before I was even born), just that their songs had always been present in amongst the pop songs that would dominate my primary school years. I guess I have weekends spent watching Rage and a more musically versed older brother to thank for this. It wasn’t until high school that I delved deeper into the Beastie Boys discography and built upon the few songs that I already knew. Needless to say they soon cemented themselves as one of my favourite bands. So this morning when I checked my twitter feed (so Gen Y of me) it was with great sadness that I learned of MCA’s death. The Beastie Boys were a band that had become so entrenched in popular culture that it’s hard not to feel affected by such a loss. RIP MCA, you’ll be dearly missed.