The National at South Street Seaport in NYC

South Street Seaport Sky

Met a couple of friends last night at the River to River Festival which included 3 bands – among them, the increasingly popular, The National. Still a bit on the indie fringe (thankfully), the National put on a free concert as part of the city’s summer music series.

Intermittent rainstorms did not stop the first two bands, The Forms and Takka Takka, from performing even though their sets were shortened, particularly for the second band.

gloat >>/ Also, I noticed that there was incredibly long beer line in the rear audience area. Hey, I know this isn’t nice, but if you were in that line, I saw all of you people from the incredibly short beer line just a few feet away. Mwa ha ha ha. /< < gloat I was also surprised at the length of the The National’s show … an hour plus, at least. Hey it was free. I was expecting 30 or 40 minutes and a “Thank you very much” from a distant stage voice. Yet, the bearded Ohioans continued their set of pleasant jams. Here’s a bit of the concert from my cellphone… you will be disappointed, I promise you.

For better pics – including the set list – visit Scoboco’s blog.


August 18th, 2007

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


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