Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Jimmy Gnecco w/Plain Jane Automobile - Don Hills, NYC 10.2.10
Doors at Don Hills were opening at 7pm, and by this time it was already 6:45. But we arrived, dropped our stuff off, changed very quickly, and headed back to the subway to get to the venue. Hayley called me as we were walking to tell me that the station we were supposed to get off was under construction so to just go to the Canal Street one and we could get to the venue from that stop as well. No problem. Get off at Canal Street, and we somehow must have taken the wrong exit out of the subway station because we definitely weren't on Canal Street anymore. I can't figure out where we are and where we need to go, so I attempt to hail a cab. Its Saturday night, in NYC - which means cabs are few and far between, but we finally get one and the cab drops us a block away from where the venue is. Finally, about 7:45 we arrive- a bit stressed, but ready to enjoy and have a great time.
We got an extended jam on Days, which was incredible. The more I listen to Days, the more I really like it. And the more I hear the extended version, which came as a bonus track with the limited edition fan package when the album was released, the more I find the song absolutely amazing. When I compared Days to Ran Away to Tell the World, as one of those songs that worms its way into your head without you realizing it, I was absolutely correct because that's exactly what's happened to me. It's jumped into my heart and my head and its one song that I will always be happy to hear live and/or turn up when it comes up on the ipod. Anyway, I digress. Jimmy played drums on this song, and I'm really kind of sad that I didn't get the whole song (including his dancing) on video. They ended with Our Final Hymn which I adore, and finished up around 11 or so. A funny little tidbit - when Jimmy was introducing the band before the encore, April tried to skirt offstage without being recognized and Jimmy wasn't having any of that. He was like, "Don't you run away anywhere yet." April blushed and it was just a really cute moment.
Our Final Hymn