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Tips on Cheap NYC dates from David Byrne fans

So Brokelyn couldn’t run this piece since some of the recommended dates were in Manhattan and note the Broke-pun-inducing borough. This is something that for whatever reason didn’t cross my mind at the time, maybe because my focus was increasingly being diverted by thoughts of the several bottles of rum and one pouch of wine warming in the early summer sun back at the blanket where we were camped out before the free David Byrne show.

Here it is, so as the effort wasn’t all for naught, even if it still is naught for all. Oh blog, how you serve as such a neat basin for the swirling outflush of failures:

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As far as cheap Brooklyn dates go, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one than the scene in Prospect Park on Monday: a sunny summer day, picnicking under the trees and law enforcement who seemed to look the other way every time a new bottle of wine popped open. Oh, and there was that guy from the neighborhood, David Byrne, who put on a free concert with dancers, lights, three encores, and even some tutus.

So, that’s a pretty high bar to set for low-cost dating experiences. But when there’s not a Talking Head hanging out in the park with 27,000 of your neighbors, where else can you take a date without burning down the wallet? We asked people at the show for some recession-conscious suggestions:

Jane PincusJane Pincus

25, Long Island City, co-owner of Yestadt Millinery (hat company)

Recommendation: Alibi Bar in Fort Greene, 242 DeKalb Ave.

Best for: Getting to know someone without being drowned out by bar noise.

It’s a cheap neighborhood bar with $1 mugs of beer, if your date doesn’t mind a little blue-collar character.

“It’s a nice bar, they have a pool table and a back porch, so it’s cool in the summer. It’s good for a date. You can talk outside and it’s quiet.”

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Timeline of a Free David Byrne Concert in Prospect Park

The following events take place between 3:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009.

This:

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Then this:

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Then this began:

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Followed by a whole lot of this:

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But then this:

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Which was awesome.

Then, a lot more of that other previous thing:

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Then, uh, this, apparently:

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and this:

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and, wait? this too?:

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this?:

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and finally, this:

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David Byrne, you do strange things to Brooklyn. How often do you spot the Ghostbusters’ Mobile when you’re drunkely wandering down the street? Once in a lifetime, I’d say.

Also, Prospect Park is reporting the official count for the crowd was 27,000 people. And then David Byrne rode his bike to the after party in Park Slope.