Hey guys. I just got home from the Rolling Stone 1,000th issue party which The Strokes played at Hammerstein Ballroom. Sadly I got so drunk during the night-long open bar that I somehow lost the piece of paper I wrote the set list down on. (PS- Open bar + Me + Not eating dinner = Not a good idea.)
But here’s a list of some of the songs I or my friend Bao remembers thinking they played tonight (seriously, if you have a good memory or didn’t get as drunk as I did, please correct me):
The End Has No End/ Someday/ Heart In a Cage/ You Only Live Once/ The Modern Age/ Juicebox (with Eddie Vedder singing the chorus)/ Reptilia/ Ask Me Anything/ Last Night/ Vision of Division/ Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed cover, sung with Lou Reed)/ Barely Legal/ Take It or Leave It
The only other “special guest” to appear onstage at the event? Uh…John Cougar Mellencamp reading out parody lyrics before Paul Shaffer and the “Rolling Stone Cover Band” went on. WOOOOH ROCK ‘N’ ROOOLLL!
Celebs there: Marilyn Manson (who is an earlier bird to parties!), Dita von Teese, Nas, Mike D, Moby, Ice-T, Denise Vasi, um… Nick Zinner?
Cellphone cam shot of The Strokes: