New York City, NY – Arlene’s Grocery (10.08.10) [/op_liveeditor_element]
[op_liveeditor_element data-style=””][text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” top_margin=”5″]Our third full band show in the Big Apple. We were really excited going into this one and our adrenaline was pumping despite getting caught in an “Amish traffic jam” in upstate NY. Luckily, Dan serenaded the whole van with a rendition of “Rapper’s Delight” on the way to the show which helped pass the time.
We made some new fans that night, and even saw some old friends. The next day was John Lennon’s birthday, so we made our way to the Dakota building to pay our respects, and then visited the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park to join thousands of music fans who spent the entire day singing Beatles songs together. It was quite touching to see the impact that one artist had on so many people, all over the world.
But perhaps what made that morning most interesting, and momentarily terrifying, is that after we parked our van full of gear on a NYC side street, we hit the alarm button on the keychain, signaling that the van was locked, and walked around Central Park for about 2 hours. However, when we got back to the van, the rear sliding door on the right side was wide open. We initially figured someone had broken in, but it turned out, we were the ones who had left it completely open! It was wide open the whole time we were walking around. No one dared to approach it, probably thinking it was a setup. All of our gear was in there, along with laptops, iPads, iPods, and everything else that we had with us. And when we got back, we were all shocked to find out that every single thing was just as we’d left it, right inside a wide open minivan door. Thank you, Rock Gods and New York City![/text_block][/op_liveeditor_element]