Sunday, September 17, 2006

What a week!

Yes, the waiting finally came to an end, and In the Attic jumped across the pond for the New York performance. For starters, Lisa and I went to Barnes & Noble in Chelsea to welcome Rachel Fuller. The vibe was really great. After playing a few songs to an appreciative group, she spent some time to chat with us and sign some CD's. Rachel and Pete were very warm and we had a lovely talk with each of them. Jason Hare took some kick-ass photos of us during the event. Gotta love that camera.

On Thursday, we picked up our friends, the McMullans, from the airport to spend the weekend with us. After a brief rest at the abode, we ventured across the Lincoln Tunnel to make it in time for the Attic gig at Joe's Pub. Old acquaintances were welcomed and new ones made while on the line to get in. After getting inside, there was definitely some confusion with the staff as to how the whole table reservation thing worked. In the end, we were able to get some decent seats and I was able to take some nice pictures of the gig.

The official link to the Joe's Pub pics.
Note: The pictures were taken with Canon's new SD700IS camera. It's a wonderful point-and-shoot model that is very feature-rich, the image stabilization alone being worth the price of admission.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect at the gig, even given the prior In the Attic webcasts. Foy Vance started things off with a great Hendrix cover and had a great set, ending with the rest of the crew joining in on the last tune. Martha Wainwright was next in the queue, with "horse pajamas" and all. She's really quite a character, and that came through during the course of the evening. The pics are a testament to that. Next up was Pete with a truly inspired set. The highlights for me were Greyhound Girl and Let's See Action. Rachel closed the show with her set, the crew joining in for her song "Shine."

After the gig was the meet & greet portion. We were able to spend a little more time with Rachel this time around, and she was such a pleasure. She was very appreciative of the shirts we made up for her and even vogued with one. We finished up the evening with an awesome helping of sushi and then called it a night.

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with the McMullans. It was so nice to spend time with them. Even the cats were digging the whole scene.

OK - time for a little relaxation before the two Who shows at the Garden!



At 8:17 AM, Blogger Bonfire Jones said...

Hey Jon, nice meeting you at Joe's Pub! What an excellent week with B & N plus the Joe's pub gig.

Pete & Rachel are such nice people. I was really surprised to see Pete at B & N!

He has commented on my Blog in the past & knew of me as did Rachel. It's kind of neat that a living-legend like Pete Townshend actually knows who I am!

If you ever want to do an open-mic jam I'd be into doing it. Maybe a blues night or something. Keep in touch! All The Best, ED

At 4:44 PM, Blogger 50thSportster said...

Congrats! on a dream come true!


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