Last Saturday night was the infamous Lady Sovereign concert (as mentioned in the Arts & Culture post 6/27). I made the mistake of making a reservation at PJ Clarke's on the Hudson, the total opposite end of the universe compared to where the tent was; I drove for a good half-hour looking for a spot before settling on a lot. Angela and I opted for drinks at Meade Hall, a cute little waterfront bar on Peck Slip.
We then headed over to the Spiegeltent at Spiegelworld:
"The world's most beautiful traveling venue returns to New York City for the summer of 2007. Join us for three months of decadent entertainment at our magical East River location at Pier 17, South Street Seaport, just under the Brooklyn Bridge. With breathtaking views of the city, sit back with a cocktail at sunset in our Green Fairy Garden..."
The show was supposed to start at 11pm but we didn't get into the theater tent until well after midnight. We met this guy Frank from Cherry Hill who had just spent the day at Live Earth, he walked out on The Police to see Lady Sovereign! Not sure if I would have done that...
It wasn't half bad for my first hip-hop rap experience; and I have to say Lady Sovereign may be petite but she has a powerhouse voice. My favorite songs were: Love Me/Hate Me; Those Were the Days and Ch. Ching--though that last one might get annoying after awhile.
Here is footage from a rabid fan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1sHAX2F4PE