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- Posted on Oct 31st 2007 10:30AM by Benjy Eisen
"Thanks for making Flavor Flav the most watched person ever on reality TV," Flav told the audience during Public Enemy's much-hyped show on the opening day of this year's Vegoose. Flav did his thing, dancing around the stage like MC Hammer on crack, taking up the drum kit for a solo, and working the crowd from every angle. But the set had more flavor than just Flav, with Chuck D. leading the collective through 20 years of greatest hits. The group plugged their new album, a recent late-night talk show appearance and their MySpace page, also leading the audience through a well-received call-and-response of "F--- George Bush!" Public Enemy repeated their anti-administration, anti-war message throughout the set -- to an audience that largely felt the same way -- but it was renditions of songs like '911 Is a Joke,' 'Welcome to the Terrordome,' and of course, 'Fight the Power,' that provided some of the most energizing moments of the entire weekend.
Taking photographs with fans backstage after the performance, Flav's permanent Halloween costume, the large clock he wears as a necklace, appeared to be about 90 minutes slow. No worries -- considering Public Enemy's backstage professionalism and promptness, we're pretty sure he's not using it as a timepiece.