I kicked off my 2009 partying with My Morning Jacket and 20,000 of their friends in Madison Square Garden. It was a pretty good way to start the year.
Pretty much everyone in the building was “dressed to tha nines” and had their dancing shoes on. I’ve never been to an arena concert where every person in the entire building were on their feet singing and dancing the entire show. The energy in that building was just unreal. My Morning Jacket brought their A-Game as usual. Their set lasted just under 4 hours and featured a whole lot of covers. Sam Cooke’s “Bring It All Home to Me” was my favourite of the lot.
I’d have to sum it up as the greatest concert of my life. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that kind of energy at a concert before, and you could feel the band feeding off the rest of us.
Another highlight of 2009 is hearing that Telekinesis has signed to Merge Records!