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NYC night 1 (March 16)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:07 am
by dublinrambler
great fucking night. really nice venue too....but what was the deal with one drink per person?! seriously great set....shane in great shape too...what a night!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:11 am
by dublinrambler
also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.

ASF

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:34 am
by greggBHOY
im just psyched shane wore my scarf for the whole show!

NYC night 1

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:23 am
by dabanjo2000
Good show...kind of weird start, though. There seemed to be a slight tension onstage at the beginning of the set -- Shane stormed offstage after Streams, and a few of us worried that he wouldn't be coming back. Spider also seemed miffed about something too. What was going on there?

Mixed feelings about the venue -- the area outside the theater itself had a real multiplex feel to it. Not too rock n' roll.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:52 am
by Niall
dublinrambler wrote:also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.


whats that about?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:58 am
by Heather
Niall wrote:
dublinrambler wrote:also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.


whats that about?


Was wondering that myself.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:49 am
by Eric V
Heather wrote:
Niall wrote:
dublinrambler wrote:also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.


whats that about?


Was wondering that myself.


I read elsewhere it was trouble with the monitors? :?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:19 pm
by Eamo
Niall wrote:
dublinrambler wrote:also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.


whats that about?



The US Congress is currently considering a bill to legalise 11 million illegal immigrants, 50,000 of whom are Irish. Ted Kennedy is pushing to have the Irish legalised, and Bertie Ahern is at the White House tonight, with his shamrock, to discuss the issue with 'whathisface' George Bubilya!

asdf

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:04 pm
by greggbhoy
i dont think anyone mention that they played
boys in the county hell!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:20 pm
by Mr. Joyce
Did anyone else see Quentin Tarantino? He was in front of me in the beer line. I think it was him.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:25 pm
by philipchevron
Eamo wrote:
Niall wrote:
dublinrambler wrote:also was a nice touch that they hung up the legalise the irish t-shirt and phil also mentioned it.


whats that about?



The US Congress is currently considering a bill to legalise 11 million illegal immigrants, 50,000 of whom are Irish. Ted Kennedy is pushing to have the Irish legalised, and Bertie Ahern is at the White House tonight, with his shamrock, to discuss the issue with 'whathisface' George Bubilya!


Ah yes, would that be the same Bertie Ay-hern who pimped Ireland's precious neutrality to allow Dubya to use Shannon as a US Military Air Base??

NYC 3/16.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:50 pm
by radioclash
I'd waited my whole my whole life for last night.

Showed up around 5.30 and tried to pick up my tickets, but the list hadn't made it to the box office yet. Kicked around Times Square for a while and then went back.

Right here I have to stop and say thank you to Mr. Philip Chevron. I was happy enough to be on the guestlist, but the VIP pass was unexpected. Cheers.

Went inside, walked up to the VIP section balcony and immediately turned around and walked back down. That was no place to watch the Pogues from. Found a spot on the barricade and started playing the waiting game.

DJ Scratchy was great, and if I'm not mistaken is one Barry Myers, the former DJ for the Clash. Great dub/dancehall/gypsy.

William Elliott Whitmore was brilliant. Top-notch songs.. And that FOOT...

The Slackers are an old favorite of mine. I've seen them probably upwards of 15 times. The mix was pretty rough during their set, but they still sounded pretty good.

The Pogues. Amazing. Brilliant.

THEY PLAYED BOYS FROM THE COUNTY HELL! I was afraid it wouldn't make an appearance, but I was pleasantly surprised. My favorite Pogues song ever.

Fairytale was amazing. Ella was fantastic. I cried. Look for it in the DVD.

Shane sounded great. He did look like death warmed-over, but the magic was all there.

Went to the VIP lounge for a couple hours after the show. Met Spider, James, the Finers, Mr. Ranken.. All lovely people. Thank you. Had a chat with a couple Mancunian-Irish. Funny guys.

ANYWAY. I'll post more later.

TONIGHT. I WILL SEE YOU ALL AT DEATH DISCO! DON'T BE AFRAID TO SAY HELLO!

Look for the tall guy in the grey fedora and LOS ANGELES jacket.

Cheers.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:51 pm
by Eamo
philipchevron wrote:Ah yes, would that be the same Bertie Ay-hern who pimped Ireland's precious neutrality to allow Dubya to use Shannon as a US Military Air Base??


Dat be him! Let me know next time you're in Shannon and I'll give you a lend of my hatchet! :wink:

What a night!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:59 pm
by Albie
The band sounded fantastic - frankly it was better than I imagined. Even though the lobby areas reminded me of Space Mountain at Disney circa 1979, I actually liked the hall quite a bit. Didn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. We were pretty close to the front left - 8 or 10 people deep in front of Phillip. A group of 15 year olds were a bit irritating in that they seemd to be more interested in slam dancing than enjoying the show, but they mellowed a bit. Actually good to see some utes there. Gentlemen, thanks for a great night. I only wish I was going again - and again. Peace and love.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:04 pm
by philipchevron
Eamo wrote:
philipchevron wrote:Ah yes, would that be the same Bertie Ay-hern who pimped Ireland's precious neutrality to allow Dubya to use Shannon as a US Military Air Base??


Dat be him! Let me know next time you're in Shannon and I'll give you a lend of my hatchet! :wink:


I changed planes at Shannon en route to NYC last December and the place was absolutely SWARMING with US troops. Only 2 weeks ago, Dubya dropped in to say hi to "his" boys and gals on his way to India. This caused something of a diplomatic hiccup (heads of state do not simply just land in other territories without prior arrangement and planning) but revealed all we needed to know about Bush's view of both Shannon and of Irish Sovereignty. Ireland is also now complicit in Torture Rendition.