Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tibetan House Benefit w/ National, Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith...

As much as we were excited to see The National, Vampire Weekend and Patti Smith; the hype was short-lived @ Carnegie Hall. Once we browsed through the list of acts in this benefit, we knew we were simply eff'ed. Why? We got the tickets knowing that there will be 4 acts for this benefit and the program stated more than 4 acts...more like 8-9 including Angelique Kidjo, Steve Earle, Keb Mo'. To further fuel our disappointment, The National and Vampire Weekend played only two songs.

Fortunately, we didnt fork a fortune to sit in the front rows. Well at least we got a temporary treatment for our National and Vampire Weekend withdrawal.

I remember the last time I attended a Tibetan benefit was the Freedom concert at Randalls during my high school days (bjork, dave matthews, radiohead, biz markie, roots etc). I wanted to see this concert simply for the band, not because of a political agenda. Politics is just something I do not like to discuss. Anyway, at the end of the concert, it was pretty obvious that The National was there "just to be there"...for an appearance fee. Oh well, it is what it is...



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