Just another trip to the city.
Just another trip to the city.
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the “Change Begins Within” benefit concert with headliners Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Radio City Hall in NYC. The show featured performances by Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Paul Horn, Moby, Ben Harper and others. There were even some unannounced people on stage such as Mike Love (who became teary eyed while reflecting about their famous 1968 trip to India), Jerry Seinfeld, and Howard Stern.
There were some really cool performances during the opening acts, such as Eddie Vedder’s experimental performance of “Arc”, as well as his collaboration with Ben Harper for a cover of the Queen/David Bowie song “Under Pressure”. But for me, the key moment of night was when Paul McCartney introduced Ringo as the one and only “Billy Sheers” for a side by side performance of “With A Little Help From My Friends”. McCartney performed one of his typical sets, although it was a bit short. The only unusual song was “Cosmically Conscious”, a song he wrote while in India during 1968.
Afterwards, my friends and I headed out to a pub to finish out the night with a few drinks. Matt’s uncle joined us and offered let us crash at his apartment near Central Park for the night. This led to another eventful day, but I’ll post about that tomorrow.
I found myself browsing through my massive stash of old photos this morning for no particular reason. There’s thousands.. It’s amazing how many I’ve taken that I’ve never even seen.
Here’s two from the Paul McCartney concert I went to two summers ago. Might not be the best shots I’ve ever taken, but if you’re one of his fans you’ll probably enjoy them.
I really like this one. I just wish that the microphone wasn’t in the way.
Thanks to Brother Justin, Brooke, Mindy, Jenn, Brett, Mickey, Patti, Marci, Holly, Mike, Matt, Megan, Heather, Melinda, Paul, Adam, Domo, Christina and everyone else who joined me in New York and at the Seven Seas yesterday! And thanks to everyone else for all the messages you sent me. It was a great time. One of the best…
Last night I enjoyed the best fries that I’ve ever eaten. At least within Manhattan, but after scanning through my memory of delicious potato eating experiences I think this may be at the top of the list. If you’re ever in the city along 2nd Ave between 9th and 10th St and you’re looking for a bite to eat, be sure to stop in Ryan’s Irish Pub and get the Cajun steak fries with melted cheese. The burgers are great as well and only cost about $5 bucks.
We had originally planned on going to Pommes Frites, which until last night had my vote for the best place to get fries in the city. If you’ve never been there I’d recommend checking it out as well. From my count, they offer 35 different toppings to put on top of your fries. It comes in this little cone. You walk in, you walk out with fries, and life is good.
The enthusiasm is real.
I’ve posted a few more pics here.
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