I wasn’t as daring as some with bringing a camera, so my cellphone photo isn’t as nice as these, but hey–I didn’t want to give anyone a reason for me not to see the show.
When I Hear My Name/ Dead Leaves/ Icky Thump/ [Guitar interlude]/ Cannon/ John the Revelator/ My Doorbell/ I’m Slowly Turning Into You/ Jolene (cut short)/ Hotel Yorba/ I Think I Smell a Rat/ Effect and Cause/ Apple Blossom/ Same Boy You’ve Always Known/ Catch Hell Blues/ St. James Infirmary Blues/ Cold, Cold Night/ I Want to be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart/ You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket/ [Guitar solo]/ Astro/ Union Forever (with some lyrics to Little Cream Soda thrown in)/ [Crazy speech about drinking coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, at the bottom of the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building, Battery Park, staying in Brooklyn, getting a cab back into the city, etc.]/ Blackjack Davy/ Black Math
ENCORE: Blue Orchid/ [Story about camping when he was 12 with a boy who killed a squirrel with his bare hands and brought it into the tent, with a sister who took swimming classes, but who wasn’t allowed to take a course on using farm equipment, which didn’t make much sense since he was also from southwest Detroit, etc]/ A Martyr for My Love for You/ I Don’t Know What to Do with Myself/ Ball and a Biscuit/ Bo Weevil
All in all a great show. Man, I haven’t seen the Stripes in so long, it’s so fantastic to see them back in action. Meg and Jack were ON tonight–solid, electric, the crowd was juiced throughout the nearly 2 HOUR-LONG SET.
The Will Call went rather smoothly, but DON’T TOUCH THE JOHN STAMOS!
The posters were by Rob Jones of course–large and lovely with a double twin lens depicted as the main graphic. The commemorative t-shirts with “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” and the date printed on them went for the low low price of $5!!
Would have liked to have heard “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”, which is one of my favorites off the album…well there’s always MSG.
Celebs spotted: Director Michel Gondry, Jessica Stam, Andy Samberg, Helena Christensen, and Matthew Fox (from “Lost”)
Oh, and they were on Conan last night. Played “Icky” and “Effect and Cause”. Brilliant brilliant! Especially sitting on the steps w/ the audience for the second song!