The Touch And Go Records experience two weekends ago in Chicago was amazing. It will stand as one of my top ten favorite musical events ever.
I flew in on Friday and spent most of the day running around the city doing all the big-city things I just don't get to do in Austin. By the time I got to my digs, I was feeling pretty peaked, but after a shower and an obscenely large dinner, I headed down to the show just in time to catch Ted Leo. By the time I got there, he was playing new material I'd never heard before, and I didn't have the energy to listen that closely. Instead, I gave into one of my obsessive behaviors: crowd-scanning. The pickings were especially good...
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