Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Adam has a Girlfriend!
The Sidewalk Cafe was packed already 2 hours before Adam Green was scheduled. Fortunately, I found a nice strategic place in the back to sit and wait for his turn. The performers before him were good, but nobody really seemed to care. There were tons of kids waiting to see their hero.
Then they stopped letting more people in. Thank god, I was afraid to get squashed and in my very Swiss way was thinking 'How many people are allowed to be in here according to the fire police?' and 'Where is the next emergency exit?'. But anyway, I tried to be New York cool and to get a good spot for taking pictures.
When Adam Green finally made his way through the crowd and sat down on a chair on stage, he seemed to be pretty out of it. But who cares, he started singing and everybody got very quiet or started singing along. The place was so full of love, nobody minded Adam forgetting which chords to play (he always plays with a band now, is his excuse). The Sidewalk Cafe was the first place he has ever played back in the days when he still knew the chords so the whole event was very nostalgic.
After a couple of songs Adam introduced his very cute girlfriend and asked her to come up to the stage to sing with him. Some girls standing behind me got extremely nervous and I heard one ask another: 'What did he just say? He has a girlfriend???' Poor girls, their biggest dream being shattered right there. Anyway, the 'family act' - as Adam called it - was quite cute and he resumed finishing his set.
It was difficult to take pictures as I was way in the back, but I managed to make this movie of him performing 'Bluebirds'. His lyrics are just so much fun!