Last night, the Missus and I went to go see Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady at Terminal 5. Jesse‘s crew was also there, but they were closer to the front of the stage. (Kids!) I’m waiting to steal pictures from someone’s Flickr account when they go up. I’ll add one here.
It was the only rock show that I’ve been to where the band was calling out and people were cheering the results of a recent election. Amazing. Also, Patterson Hood referenced this article by George Wallace’s Obama-supporting daughter before playing “Wallace.” (When I included “Wallace” in a trivia round at Pete’s Candy Store, no one could answer what it was or who it was about.)
- Almost every song by The Hold Steady, but especially “Sequestered in Memphis,” “Chips Ahoy,” and — the Missus’s song — “Little Hoodrat Friend.” Oh, and “Multitude of Casualties.” Oh, and the opening “Hornets, Hornets.” (It was like watching them at Bowery in . . . 2006?)
- “Wallace” by DBT.
- Seeing someone from b-school in the crowd. Who knew?
- The super DBT fan off the third floor balcony who was going CRAZY to every song.
- No “Gravity’s Gone” by DBT.
The Missus’s favorite line of the night was “To be seventeen forever.” In that spirit, we’re likely going to see “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” tonight. It’s good to revise what 17 was, especially now when 17 is almost half a lifetime ago. If I really think about it, and spend too much time on Facebook looking up people I knew in high school, I will remember that 17 wasn’t really that great.
My favorite line (also from “Stevie Nix”), “to be thirty three forever.”