March 18 2004
Last night was a fucking blast! I haven’t had that much fun in a long time. It deffinately qualifies as one of the greatest days ever. Words cannot describe how great that experience was for me. First sonic youth concert I've been to and best performance ever! It deffinately made up for all the crap I went through in Nac. I don’t think there is one thing that could upset me for the rest of the semester that I can’t just laugh off. I had so much fucking fun. Trisha, Bryan and I ended up going. We got these great spots since we came so early. The doors opened at 8:00 but the warm up band didn’t play till 9:00. The name of the warm up band was "Comets on fire". They were pretty cool. Later when Sonic youth came on the stage an hour later I ended up being directly in front of Thurston Moore. I was no more than 10 feet away from him. That’s why I was able to get so many great photos of him. He looked sexy as ever. The first song they played was a new one called "I love you golden blue" they then "The Empty page". They also played "Plastic sun", Drunken Butterfly, Peace attack and a bunch of other songs. God they were so fucking awesome.
The whole performance was a high everything was so great. I’ve never seen someone rock so hard. The fans to SY concerts are a lot different then you would see somewhere else. Because SY fans don't make the devil sign with their hand and act like idiots. I was surprised to see a couple of people wearing DK shirts. I didn't know people still wore those. Anyways I will never forget this day as long as I live. The best part was that the performance took place in a small building called "The gypsy tea room" so it felt a lot more one on one and more personal since it was a small gathering instead of being stuck in a large auditorium with thousands of people. That’s what added to this being so great. I ended up using 1 and a 1/2 rolls of film. I had to change the second one in the dark and ended up dropping the container holding the film. I don’t know how I managed to find it but by pure luck I managed to feel around and find it within seconds. The band ended up doing two encores! I enjoyed every last minute of it. Throughout the performance I had the same grin stuck on my face that was impossible to remove. Just bobbing my head to the beat of the songs and loving it all! I even turned Bryan and Trisha into SY fans. They said they really enjoyed it.
In between one of the songs Thurston pulled a couple of people from the audience up on the stage and started dancing. It was really funny. And after a different song he commented a girl on her necklace and she gave it to him and he wore it for the rest of the show.By the end of the performance we were all dying of thirst. I was so thirsty I was afraid that I might pass out from dehydration. I didn't get home till 1:12 am. It's a good thing I didn't have to come home by curfew that night. Took a while for my ears to stop ringing too but it was all worth it. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I look forward to seeing SY perform again because SONIC YOUTH FUCKING ROCKS!!! Didn't think it was possible but seeing this concert made me an even bigger fan than I already was.
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Set List (X)
I Love You Golden Blue
The Empty Page
Paper Cup Exit
Dude Ranch Nurse
Mariah Carey & The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream
Rain on Tin