OK, so snow is on the agenda again tonight. But if we live through the winter, we’ve got a hell of a summer to look forward to at Prospect Park. We already know that Janelle Monae will be welcoming us to warmth with the first Celebrate Brooklyn show of the year. And now we can also look forward to Neutral Milk Hotel gracing the Prospect Park bandshell with their warbly no-longer-in-hiding voices.
Sadly, unlike the Janelle Monae show, this one is gonna cost money. The price of the tickets for the July 22 show, which go on sale on Friday, hasn’t been named yet. But they should probably go for somewhere between the $49.50 for Jack Johnson (lol) and the $59.50 for Nick Cave and the Bad Seed tickets.
If you were one of the hundreds who stood on a line outside of BAM freezing your fingers into numbness so you could get a decent seat to see the band recently, maybe you’re less than thrilled. But if you missed out on seeing the formerly reclusive Jeff Mangum and friends, this news is probably a welcome surprise. Of course, those of us who already paid to see them can also just enjoy a nice evening in the park, behind the fences, so there’s always that.