I went to see Interpol at the Hammerstein Ballroom last night. It was a kick-ass show! I luurve Interpol and they were amazing live (as usual). This was the third time I've seen them (I saw them twice before at the Curiosa tour w/ The Cure), and this one was the best (granted this time, they weren't part of a line-up but were actually the headliners themselves!).
The show had a great vibe. I got there at about 8:45 pm (they were scheduled to come on at 9 pm) with my friend Aaron and his sister. I love seeing shows in a smaller venue (versus a stadium) --its got a more intimate feel and you get to 'mingle' with the beautiful people of NYC. It's fun to people-watch at a show. In the Interpol show --you get your Williamsburg posse (yuppie-cum-trendy/artsy look); the token Goth-rockers; the fashionistas; the 'normal' folks who came straight from work; the cool rockers; and everyone else in between. Unfortunately, I was running late and didn't bring my digi-cam. Not that a camera could capture the great music and atmosphere!
Interpol rocked the house with their tight set and stellar performance. *swoon* I totally wish I was up there with them! They played a great set with tons of songs from Turn on the Bright Lights and Antics. To me, their music is reminiscent of Joy Division kicked-up with modern beats and style. (And it doesn't hurt that they dig The Cure themselves!) I went home infused with the energy of the show, swearing to myself that I'll write up a storm and make up melodies just like them!
Which brings me to... *drum roll please*
TA DA! Check out my brand new Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Standard
I just got the new guitar today and I'm ecstatic! It's so gorgeous! I've been eyeing this guitar for months and finally bought it! Kick-ass! Now if I could only play like a rock-star....=D