I was fortunate enough to score a ticket for the intimate Jack White show at Webster Hall from last Friday, and it was worth every bit of effort. The webcast was great, don’t get me wrong. But being there truly made all the difference in the world. The amount of pure rock & roll energy that translates live with Jack White is indescribable. The floor was shaking, there was a general happy glee among every in the crowd. It was one of those moments where you knew you were around greatness.
Jack White is old fashioned. He had girls taking Polaroids for fans, that we got to take home with us. No cameras were allowed, as Jack wanted us just to enjoy the show, like people used to. There was an intermission, and his all girl band opened the show, and his all boys band finished. He dished out most of his solo stuff, amongst classic White Stripes cuts, as well as a few Raconteurs/Dead Weather songs.
There was no lack of effort, and no cockiness. Jack White just played his songs, and boy did he play them well. I still want to learn guitar, but after witnessing Jack play, there’s truly no point.
I’ve embedded the webstream below. I’ve also included a photo I took of Gary Oldman passing by while I was in line. Commish Gordon live in the flesh!
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