Last Ones to Leave

28Jun09
Hatchem Social. June, 20, 2009.

Hatchem Social. June, 20, 2009.

Two years of waiting – Carey and I finally had the opportunity to see The Maccabees play live.  It has been long in coming.  Carey actually flew up to New York just to see them.  Earlier that day, we made a trip to Egg; she got the Grafton Cheddar Omelet and I got the Egg Rothko.  We had good company as well at our table of five – another group of three sat with us.  The lady of the group was actually named Caren herself; apparently, her friends call her Carie as well.  Coincidence?  One of the two guys was actually from Princeton, Kentucky and knows the lady from which Egg gets their famous ham from.

Then we made a trip to Beacon’s Closet.  I got a pair of sunglasses while Carey bought a purse and some Irish peppermint spray.  Large, well-stocked vintage store.  Heard this tip from Jacob, who I met at the Metric 5 concert.

We headed back to the LES, and then left again this time for the 42nd St. New York Public Library, which is a gorgeous gem.  After exploring the corridors of the library, we had quite the adventure searching for High Line Park.  It was rather crowded since it was the first weekend that High Line had been open.  Since High Line is close to s’Nice, we made a trip there as well.

It was still early, but we decided to head over to Williamsburg to check out the venue.  Unbeknown to us, Music Hall of Williamsburg would not be opening its doors until 8 and would not be opening the floor until 9 and that Hatchem Social would not be getting on the stage until 10.  We got there at 7.  So we waited.  Met Jane and Peter from Boston.  They were probably in their 50’s I would guess, but they were nonetheless enthusiastic music fans.  I hope I still have that kind of gusto when I am 50…

Felix and Orlando all came out at some point, but we never approached them then.  We wanted to keep our cool you know.

Eventually, after hours of side conversations, we were let in, and we grabbed the center spot against the stage.  Leia Jospe, Brooklyn Vegan photog, ended up joining us and the Bostonians – very cool girl.  I wish I were her!  Anyways, Hatcham Social were a loud but dedicated bunch, especially the drummer who pedaled standing up.

After their set finished, this tall fratastic guy asked Jane if he could move up to the first row.  She yelled him out.  A bit awkward but he needed it.  It would not be our only encounter with him though…

Miike Snow at Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Miike Snow at Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Miike Snow was a disco-pop treat.  The only thing I had heard about them was the fact that they had to cancel their Studio B show earlier in June.  Apparently, 2 of them had produced Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”  They had a total of six guys, dressed in matching jackets on stage – one on drums, one on keys, one for lead vocals and guitar, one on bass, and two on drum kits.  Great set – I love the Swedes!

Miike Snow plays Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Miike Snow plays Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

After some more waiting around, the house was packed.  Finally the moment had arrived, and The Maccabees came down the stairs.  We could not stop smiling like little teenage girls.  It was a fantastic but very short show – In all, it lasted an hour.

Felix of The Maccabees. Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Felix of The Maccabees. Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Hugo and Rupert. Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

Hugo and Rupert. Music Hall of Williamsburg. June 20, 2009.

But the best part of the show was when the stage guy told off that obnoxious fan at the end.  Throughout The Maccabees set, he kept throwing himself against us.  Yelling, “Hey Orlando, I got the same haircut as you,” and “I love Maccabees!”  I mean we are all fans of the show, but The Maccabees’ not a band to mosh pit to.  I did like the energy that provided though.

Carey got a setlist for the abuse she suffered throughout the show.  Since she got it, she wanted it signed so we waited down in the bar for two hours only to catch Rupert and Sam.  I must admit, Sam is quite the cutie so it was nice meeting him.

We would finally meet all of them later on Monday night after their show at Mercury Lounge.

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