Ted Leo’s free NYC show tonight @ Pier 54 — rain or shine?
Ted Leo writes...
THURSDAY - JULY 23, 2009 - ANNUAL FREE OUTDOOR NYC SHOW @ PIER 54 - RAIN OR SHINE?
It IS, as I said on Twitter, "complicated." My understanding is that it's a call that kind of has to be made on the spot if it's storming - basically, they try to do everything they can to make as much of a show as can happen happen. So if it's raining hard, they might just wait a while to see if it lets up, etc., but if it's only threatening, even if it's threats are extremely frightening, they won't call it off unless there's danger (REALLY bad rain or too much lightening).
As you may or may not know, we've snatched victory from the jaws of the most intense potential defeat with these things a few times before, including being pretty much the only musical event to actually HAPPEN during the blackout a few years ago, and skating in the rain with the kids (I couldn't find a picture of that, so I gave you Jesus riding a dinosaur instead) while we waited to know if we were canceled or not another year, etc., so you can count on us to try and make the best of it, no matter what happens...
I hope that helps!
And in the words of Sweet Sugar Slam, woo-woot!!
Woah - scratch that - FOUND ONE! Thanks to Hope for sending it... [Ted Leo]
The pic of Ted Leo skateboarding in the rain is above. Last year's Blonde Redhead show at the same location was infamously cancelled at the last minute. Tonight's show starts (hopefully) at 7pm:
6 p.m. - doors
7 p.m. - Radio 4
7:45 p.m. - Extra Golden
8:30 - Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
A video of Ted playing "Dancing in the Dark" solo for a segment about Bruce Springsteen, and all tour dates (including some with JEFF the Brotherhood), below...
Ted Leo "Dancing In The Dark" - Hangin' Out On E Street
Ted Leo talks about Bruce Springsteen - Hangin' Out On E Street
Ted Leo - 2009 Tour Dates
07/23/09 Thu New York, NY Pier 54 w/ Extra Golden, Radio 4
08/23/09 Sun San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill w/ Hank IV
08/24/09 Mon San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
08/25/09 Tue Visalia, CA Cellar Door w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
08/26/09 Wed San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
08/28/09 Fri Los Angeles, CA The Echo w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
08/29/09 Sat San Diego, CA Street Scene Green Stage