Start at about 4:15 here to see the B-52’s attempt, unsuccessfully, to make it all the way through “Roam” at an ill-fated Governors Island show last night, which began in the wake of probably the hottest day of the summer and ended with a fusillade of hella cinematic lightning that sent the band fleeing in terror, never to return. (Skip to about seven minutes in to see the cinematic conclusion, wherein joyful B-52s fans get super, super angry.) No “Rock Lobster,” no “Love Shack,” bah. The pic of the set list here is pretty heartbreaking.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 19, 2009