Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Morning Jacket @ New Orleans Jazz Fest 4/24/10

Jim James
This was it. This was the show that got us to New Orleans. 90 minutes of live MMJ. We'd been waiting since the MSG New Year's show to see these guys in concert again. It didn't matter that Simon and Garfunkel were on the other main stage. I can get down with some 'Cecilia' and all that, but no way were we going to miss any of this performance.

My Morning Jacket
We made sure we all used the restroom one final time. We stocked up on beverages. Then at about 4:45 we made our way toward the stage to set up shop. We managed to lay claim to a good dry spot near the mud pool that had been created in the front and center area of the Gentilly Stage soundboard and we waited.
The anticipatory tension grew as the crowd did the same and when Jim, Tommy, Carl, and Patrick took the stage at 5:32 everyone was peaking.
Jim James vs. The Gator
The band went into a building early jam and then right into the familiar riff on their crowd favorite, "One Big Holiday". The place erupted.
Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket
With only a 90 minute time slot the band ripped through some of their most popular tunes; sticking to material from It Still Moves, Z, and Evil Urges.
My Morning Jacket
It was a great time and good to see the band back on stage together. As time got to running short the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined them on stage. Also joining in the fun was Al "Carnival Time" Johnson who didn't let Jim James be the only one rocking a cape on stage. Of course we wish they could've played longer, but it was a lot of fun and worth the trip to see them. Setlist, more pics, and a video below.

My Morning Jacket New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 4/24/10

1. One Big Holiday
2. Gideon
3. Off The Record
4. I'm Amazed
5. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.1
6. Golden
7. Thank You Too!
8. Mahgeetah
9. Lay Low
10. Smokin From Shootin
11. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt.2
12. Anytime
13. Wordless Chorus
14. Evil Urges *
15. Highly Suspicious *
16. Mother In Law (Allen Toussaint) *
17. Carnival Time (Al Johnson) *
18. Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield) *

* w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band

My Morning Jacket
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My Morning Jacket w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Move On Up

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  1. And yes, that is a nintendo light gun in Yim Yames' holster. Smokin' from shootin' ducks.

  2. Awesome awesome awesome. I love your pictures.

  3. J, thx for the comment. Isn't is nice to have some live MMJ back in our lives?