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.
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