Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Black Keys @ Webster Hall 12/5/11
Earlier today, I was lucky enough to be one of the four hundred people that got a ticket for the Black Keys record release party tonight at Webster Hall. Southern Comfort (show sponsor) released the location of the tickets, Bowery Ballroom, just before 10am and luckily for me it was right by my job. I flew over there as quickly as possible and there had to already be about 150-200 people in line in about 10 minutes. Still, I felt I was definitely within the 400 (they were only giving out single tickets) and had a good shot at getting one. It was a pretty crazy scene with people running in from all directions on bikes, taxis, skateboards, etc.
It was truly a great feeling as I made it into Bowery as I then knew that I was going to get a ticket. Since the show was filmed tonight, they had us sign a waiver and then gave us a ticket, bracelet and show laminate which was pretty cool. I was completely pumped walking out those doors, really excited to see these guys in such a small venue.
Just got in from the show and it was even better than I expected. I knew The Black Keys would be mostly playing new material but they threw in some great old tunes, including opening up with "Howlin' For You" which got the crowd fired up right off the bat. Other oldies included "Everlasting Light", "Next Girl", and "Ten Cent Pistol". I was really impressed by the new songs, sounded absolutely awesome. Highlights for me were "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling", both songs were awesome in concert. Dan and Patrick came out for a one-song encore which was, "I Got Mine".... absolutely blew the roof off, everyone was dancing and singing along to close out the show.
Just really a special experience, feel very lucky to have been able to attend this event. Here's a few pics (didn't bring my camera so you'll have to settle for my crappy blackberry)....
BLACK KEYS TICKET LINE
DAN & PATRICK ON STAGE