I thought it would only be appropriate to revisit The Strokes‘ previous set of shows at the sister venue to Madison Square Garden — the Theater at MSG.
In 2003, the band did three sold out shows to promote their newly released second album, Room on Fire.
I distinctly remembering complaining about having to watch Regina Spektor, who I was not enamored with at the time (think I called her a Tori Amos wannabe), three nights in a row.
Kings of Leon were the second openers, and although I did like some of their songs, never again did I ever want to see them three nights in a row — especially with their ridiculous Stillwater hair and mustaches.
During this time period Julian had a preference for gas attendant shirts.
The second night was chock-full-o’ celebs: Drew, Liv, Mos Def, David Cross, and Julian jumped into the audience.
By the third night I’d lost my steam, choosing to hang back in the surprisingly roomy back area of the GA pit.