Ryan Adams played TriPAC tonight as part of the Wall Street Rising free concert series. As per usual, the show was a brilliant comedy of errors. First there was a false start to the show, where the band was announced but no one could find Ryan. About 10 minutes later Ryan Adams had apparently been found and/or arrived at the venue. He explained later that he had gotten lost and couldn’t find the performance space.
There were some entertaining rants about Ryan’s disastrous experience filming Austin City Limits (which airs in January). Basically Ryan got mad that one of his recently purchased (???) fancy guitars that “looked so cool” could NOT stay in tune. He became so agitated that he turned to a man and told him that if he gave him 20 dollars, Ryan would sell him the evil acoustic guitar. The man replied, “I only have 5 bucks.” Ryan responded by shoving his boot through the guitar. “It was either going to be gravity or my boot,” Ryan commented to the audience tonight about the incident.
Ryan kept taking loads of time between songs to have side conversations with the Cardinals and to take time out to tell the audience ridiculous stories about how he thew his glasses out of a cab window the night before, and that he was having trouble remembering the songs but that they were all the same anyway…“I’ll kill myself now…or I’ll kill myself later, fuck you now, or fuck you later,” songs about being sad, etc.
And in a twist of “how did this come about?,” Minnie Driver came out for “Games” and did the backing vocals (see below photo) She seemed kinda hesitant to do the song, telling Ryan, “Yeah, I know the song, but like ‘la la la’…” Also looked like Danny Clinch is continuing to document Ryan and co. as he was seen running around the stage with a video camera.
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P.S.- I still totally have the biggest crush on Ryan and his perfectly-shaped behind. He wore a red and black checked shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots. He didn’t look anything like his Grizzly Man self. *Dreamy sigh*
UPDATE: BitTorrent the entire show right here
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