Star-studded crowd show up for M.I.A. in New York

Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs attend

MIA performed the second of two rousing shows at Terminal 5 last night in New York on the penultimate evening of the CMJ Music Marathon 2007.

In front of a stunning array of visuals, as well as many that resembled instructional dance DVD images, the singer made her way through a 90-minute set in the brand new 3,000 capacity venue, which completed construction just days ago.

Yeah Yeah YeahsNick Zinner and Brian Chase, Beastie BoysMike D and Black Kids all watched among an audience filled with highly colourful clothes.

The singer performed several tracks that were absent from her summer tour, including ‘Galang’, which she mashed up with Lil’ Mama’s ‘Lip Gloss’, while ‘Bird Flu’ saw MIA invite the crowd to join her onstage, where the many metallic-clad kids danced up a storm.

‘Bucky Done Gun’, ‘Jimmy’ and ’10 Dollar’ all made an appearance in the set, which closed with ‘Hussel’, featuringAfrikan Boy.

–By our New York staff.

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