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watch Ted Leo play the Seaport during 2003 blackout (which was 16 years ago today)

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The 2003 blackout happened on August 14 at 4:10 PM and knocked out power for millions of people across much of the Northeast, including New York City, for more 24 hours. People walked in mass over the bridges home, restaurants had streetside barbeques to use up unrefrigerated produce amd melting ice, and some neighborhoods turned into an all-night party. (It probably was less fun for tourists stranded in Times Square.) Needless to say, there weren’t many shows that Friday night, but the Seaport Music Festival was determined to have their Ted Leo & Pharmacists show go on. Hooking up the PA to a generator from a Starbucks van, Ted did just that. You can watch footage of that, which is from his Dirty Old Town DVD, above.

Ted Leo & Pharmacists have dates this month with Control Top, including Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall on 8/24 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

You can watch ABC 7 News coverage of the 2003 blackout, below.

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AUGUST 16 Cleveland, Oh at The Grog Shop w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)
AUGUST 17 Indianapolis, In at HiFi w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)
AUGUST 18 Chicago, Il at The 1060 Block Party: GALLAGHER WAY: 3635 N. CLARK ST. w/Antibalas FREE w VIP (Pharmacists show) available
AUGUST 19 Chicago, Il at the Top Note Theater (solo)
AUGUST 21 Columbus, Oh at the Rumba Cafe w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)
AUGUST 22 Pittsburgh, Pa. at Spirit Hall w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)
AUGUST 23 Washington, DC at the Black Cat w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)
AUGUST 24 Jersey City, NJ at White Eagle Hall w/Control Top (Pharmacists show)

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