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Any possible embarrassment that might have come from bringing my father to the Roots Jam Session on Wednesday was canceled out by the awesome photos (and accidental videos) he took!

I have been waiting to go to this since I first heard about it. It was an incredible night. If anyone has the names of the people who performed with the Roots at the 4/9 show please leave comments below. ?uestlove had a 6AM flight and it looked like he was getting frustrated with the band a bit but they all still killed it.
I’ve already convinced two other people to check this out. Now it is your turn.

Here is a very bad picture of the Highline Ballroom, which is an amazing venue I might add… Can’t wait to go again. Tickets are only $10.


[Added Later]
Jesse Boykins III… (Video is rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise but the audio is good)

Last night was amazing. The roots concert was probably the best I’ve been to so far. I was in the very first row. It was at the Knitting Factory and they could only have sold about a hundred tickets because the place was so small! It was amazing. The guys were standing at waist height to me. The only thing blocking me from being RIGHT next to them was the 2 foot deep speaker between us. I was standing on the far left hand side of the stage.

One speaker was from my waist down, and the other two were above my head to the left. Probably not the smartest place to be, but certainly it was worth it. I think I actually lost some hearing in my left ear (it’s still not back to normal). My arm was close enough to reach a couple people if I wanted. Their new songs seem very inviting, I can’t wait to get the new CD “Phrenology”. Near the end of the concert Black Thought leaned down and set down his water on the speaker I was standing up against.

So here’s a picture. It may look like a normal bottle of Poland Spring water to you, but we (the chosen 4 that went to the concert) KNOW that it’s no ordinary bottle. OK, so I know I sound like a Star Fucker (lyrics should not be read by the light hearted). This is a reference to a song by Nine Inch Nails about people who “worship” famous people above all else. Obviously not a complimentary tune. But rest assured, I will not auction it off on e-bay like my brother told me I should. I took a picture of it and then I recycled it.