Ok, here’s the thing. I suck.
Well, the problem is that, as I suspected, my friends from out of town got in to the fest at the same time that Beck was going on. Actually, it was a whole drama because I was at the Black Keys and my phone stopped working and they actually stood outside at the ridiculous red arch and waited for me for 45 minutes before I even knew they were there. So… my perspective of the Beck show is spotty, incomplete, and from a very distant vantage point. Truthfully, my two favorite shows were Spiritualized and the Kills. (Seeing the Kills perform at 1:30 p.m. on a Sunday when both of them looked as if they had seen the sun NEVER was the greatest.) My problem is that I really don’t know either band, so it’s pretty great because I got a new introduction to both… but I don’t think I could very accurately write about them since I don’t know a single song!
On the flipside, I saw the Raconteurs from the side of their stage and then hung out with Jack and Brendan in their dressing room after cuz they are friends with my friends from out of town. I had the set list sitting right in front of me the whole time…I should have grabbed it!…and I’ve seen them twice before and am a huge fan. I could do them if you want, though I don’t know how fast I can get it to you since I’m now in NYC doing an insane two days of meetings and press for our premiere on Wednesday. (And sorry…yesterday I had a 5:30 a.m. calltime, then got on a plane for the airport straight from work to fly to NYC.)
Let me know if you want me to try for the Raconteurs later in the week and I’ll try to pull it off…
Editor’s note: I think we’re not going to force Connie to give us any more than she already has, which I think we can all agree is a lot. And anyway, most people spend 95 percent of these festivals missing sets and trying to find their friends, so this was actually pretty perfect.