tea leaf green opened for dark star orchestra on governors island last night (11 july).
the trip over to governors island was pretty stressful because of the traffic nightmare on the fdr drive. emmy met me at 3:45 for the drive in - and we fully expected to catch the 5:15 ferry with time to spare! somehow, at 5:00 we found ourselves in bumper to bumper traffic at the north end of the fdr drive - and didn't reach the the southern end until 5:30! amazingly, in an act of tremendously positive karma, we found street parking right off the exit (next door to frances tavern) and a block from the ferry terminal!
thanks to that bit of luck, we just made the 5:45 ferry with a handful of minutes to spare! the highlight of the drive down the fdr and the ferry ride across to governors island was getting to see 4 of the "waterfalls" currently on display in the city!
we arrived during the first song, "incandescent devil," of tea leaf green's show. it, and two others, "red ribbons" and "let us go," were the only familiar tunes. i had listened to their show at the cabooze (feb 8, 2008: minneapolis, mn) via live music archive to get a taste of what to expect. very good stuff!
all in all, they played a great show and went off at 7 to make way for dso.
the dso show and photos will be posted separately - stay tuned!
tea lealf green setlist:
let us go,
cops took my weed,
red ribbons >
slept through sunday,
stick to the shallows,
taught to be proud
check out the awesome photos from the show posted on the tea leaf green forum