Last night I met up with Captain S & Lila at Minca Ramen Factory, then we walked over to the Mercury Lounge. En route to the Lounge, Lila & I stopped at a bodega to pick up some ginger tea. It was thick & medicinal smelling & it had pine nuts in it.
We stood in front of the venue drinking ginger tea with the wind whipping in our faces. I ran into Euni, who I almost exclusively run into only on the same three block stretch of Houston, unless I run into her at one of her sister's readings. After I chewed my last pine nut & swallowed the last of the liquid we proceeded indoors to catch Wavves.
The crowd was rather silent & dull, but Wavves brought the rock. Captain S mentioned that she suspected that the show they played in BK had a much better audience. I began thinking of bands that I have seen both in BK & NYC (Enon, Blonde Redhead, Asobi Seksu, Mono) & have to agree with S that the Brooklyn shows/crowds were so much better than the NYC shows. Have you noticed the same thing? What gives?