So sue me, but I love jumping around like 14-year-old girl at Strokes shows. Despite the fact that I was dead sick, I decided to try making it through the show. Not only did I make it through the show, I was jumping up and down so much that sweated myself into almost overheating!
Some other funny things I noticed at tonight’s show:
The guy on the left side of the 3rd balcony (Albert’s side) got really crazy toward the end of the show and spread his legs apart, balanced his butt on the chair, put his right hand between his legs–holding a cup of beer, and started to air hump the bar in front of him.
The girl in the 3rd balcony (Nikolai’s side) holding up the posterboard sign through the whole show that said, “CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING SO FUCKING AWESOME!”
Drew on one side, Amanda, Juliet, and Catherine on the other. Others: Ryan Adams (who reportedly pulled a “But I’m Ryan Adams!” in an attempt to get into a VIP area) and Joaquin Phoenix
The girl in the front row of the 1st mez wearing a freaking Interpol t-shirt.
The guy directly behind her in the blue pullover who kept jumping throughout the ENTIRE SHOW. Awesome!
The Modern Age/ Heart In a Cage/ Red Light/ Juicebox/ The End Has No End/ 12:51/ Whatever Happened/ Hawaii Aloha/ Ize of the World/ Life Is a Gas/ Soma/ I Can’t Win/ Alone Together/ Last Night/ Hard to Explain/ You Only Live Once/ Someday/ Trying Your Luck/ Ask Me Anything/ Vision of Division/ Reptillia. ENCORE: New York City Cops/ Barely Legal/ Take It Or Leave It
Also, watch my short little silent movie of Wednesday night’s show. I took it with my crappy little Coolpix 885 that I bought in 2001 that doesn’t do sound. Which brings me to the question, do you have a recommendation for a small compact camera that does good video with sound or a small DV cam? I’ve never really been into video, but now just doing that little video makes me want to do more!
WATCH: The Strokes @ Hammerstein Ballroom, March 1, 2006