the second show was in bethel, new york
at the bethel woods events center.
as james mentioned, this place was the opposite of the haunt in ithaca, where it was small and dark and noisy, this place was big, bright, very fancy, and quiet.
definitely the most upscale venue i've ever seen the felice brothers in.
(although the portsmouth, new hampshire venue last year was also pretty fancy.)
they sounded incredible again.
they played many of the same songs from the night before, with a few additions.
they played saturday night, an amazing new song, sung by everyone... "saturday night alone, get out of bed, the king asked me to watch his throne, off with his head, and when i do, i only think of you... i'm wide awake and it's i'm wide awake and it's night time, i must be in omaha..."
and christmas sang chinatown, which is rad... "i rewind the tape of king kong so i can sing along, see the ape come alive again, leave the isle of manhattan, i always knew the blonde was no good, a king like you deserves the woods..."
and for the first encore ian came out and played mating of the doves, by himself. it was truly glorious.
overall, the show was fantastic, the guys were all in a good mood, seemed really happy to be there. and the acoustics in that big wooden room were great so the sound was excellent.
(before being autographed for melissa!)
run chicken run
fire at the pageant
where'd you get the liquor
loves me tenderly
her eyes dart round
mating of the doves
i was honored to have this photo taken with the greatest singer/songwriter of our time.
a cool thing about bethel woods is that, because it was built on the original festival grounds, it has a very cool museum about woodstock. i learned a lot. (for example the woodstock festival did not actually take place in woodstock, new york. who knew? it was called woodstock because the company that promoted the festival was called "woodstock ventures".)