“In Paris, New York, London, and Los Angeles, show posters for dream concerts with all-star lineups have been tempting passersby and drivers to attend Madison Square Garden or the Bowery Ballroom, L’Élysée Montmartre or the Wiltern.
Double-take on these worn posters and you’re not even sure if they’re coming up or something missed and legendary from long ago, but posted in public space, the anticipation is real. Upon closer inspection, we see that these epic concert announcements are actually paintings of lineups that only exist in the imagination of French graffiti artist André Saraiva.”
Although I don’t reside in any of the major cities that artist André Saraiva decided to post his ‘Dream Concerts’ concept flyers in, I first came across the posters a couple months ago via ?uestlove’s instagram.
He posted the following photo with the caption: “Hahahahahahah good one Andre Saraeiva….the most notable mistake? Ye gettin’ 4th billing? Any of y’all fall for this too in NYC?”
The man does have a point.
But it’s also enthralling the way fans reacted to these fictitious line-ups. The way Saraiva recalls the day the “concert” was meant to happen in the interview below is really fascinating, in my opinion.
Check out the interview below and see all the posters here.
Makes you wonder though, who would be on the bill for your ultimate concert? Hmm…