new york, new york.
ahh. new york is probably one of the coolest places ever. i'm just gonna say it. many things confirm this fact. some of them are mentioned in this daily foot.
so we all woke up, and tim and i are outside of the bus pulling clothes out of our bags, and this guy who had a bird feather sticking out of his hat is cawing all the way down the street. right when he gets up to tim, he caws very loudly right in tim's ear. it was pretty amazing.
after getting ready everyone kind of split off for the beginning part of the day. some went downtown to this outlet store, some down to bleecker street, and i headed out to brooklyn to a record store.
everyone converged back around 2 or 3 for soundcheck where they guys went over a couple of songs with keith the cello man who happened to be in town. this room is insane by the way. so gorgeous.
the guys then had a couple interviews, one of them being with msnbc. their morning show is doing a bit on the band and the tour and how they're going independent and how all that works. the guy who interviewed them was pretty cool. he was in congress at one point and was wearing converse and likes radiohead. i'd vote for that guy.
now here's where it gets crazy. next door at madison square garden, none other than stevie wonder was playing. ya, stevie wonder. somehow, jon, tim, and chad worked their switchfootian magic and got to go stand sidestage for 5 or 6 songs. chad was flipping out.
between stevie, the good interviews, and just the general electricity new york has, tonight was probably the best show of the tour so far. the guys were just on it, and the crowd was insanely loud and energetic. the line for the show wrapped like halfway around the entire block. it was nuts.
afterwards, jon did an impromptu street performance to end out the night for those fans who waited around long enough. such an amazing day.