Well, it's been a few days since I got back from the Sonic Youth show in Dallas on the 4th...I figured I should just take some time to try and convey just how amazing it was. I have more respect for SY now than ever...they are truly artists!
They played an amazing set, although it was pretty short at 90 minutes. I could have listened all night. They played a good number of songs from "NYC Ghosts & Flowers" and also managed to play many of the oldies but goodies. I think the most phenomenial moment came at the end of NYCG&F when they produced this growing wall of sound. I think it's pretty pointless for me to even try and explain what this sounded like. All I can say is that it was the FULLEST sound I think I have ever heard. Very strange. They wrapped up the encore with "Drunken Butterfly" and I was really blown away. This goes down as absolutely one of the best shows I have seen. Period.
I picked up the ultra-hard-to-find Negativland "U2" CD while in Dallas. I paid way too much for it, and now I'm a bit sceptical as to whether or not it is authentic. I wish I had a way of knowing (if you know of a way, please let me know). If it's not an original, it's a really damn good copy.