Finally, having a twitter account payed off! Was in New York on holiday when Common tweeted about this show 2 days beforehand. Naturally I was on that! The show was part of the New Yorker (Magazine) festival so it wasn't strictly a gig. It began with an interview/chat with one of the editors from the New Yorker which went for about 40 minutes. They talked about a whole range of things from Common's life to hip hop to poltics to his acting, all sorts of things. I'm a big fan of Common's work so to see such an in depth interview with him was very cool. After the interview he banged out a tight 50 minute set with a live band to an intimate audience of about 100 people which was absolutely fantastic. The highlight of the New York leg of my trip.
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