The show must go on! My Morning Jacket closed out their summer tour at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass Moca) on Saturday night. The Districts were the opening act but were cut short just four songs into their set by a massive thunder storm.
We were all asked to evacuate the outdoor amphitheater immediately. A massive thunder and lightning storm hit the area for a few hours. Fans were moved into different areas of the museum and anxiously awaited the announcement. After waiting for over an hour, fans were getting restless and all came outside into the courtyard of the museum and started chanting, clapping and cheering to enter the concert area for the show to commence. Finally we got the announcement close to 11:00pm that we could enter and the show would go on.
My Morning Jacket took the stage along with The Districts to a sing along of “Give Peace A Chance” which we all sang along to with peace signs raised to the band. The Districts exited the stage and My Morning Jacket went into “Circuital” then “I’m Amazed,” “Spring (among the Living” and “Tropics (Erase Traces).” As The rain continued to come down it added a special effect to the lighting as they went into two of their more mellow songs and the crowd slowly danced to “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” and “I Will Sing You Songs.” Jacket went into “Compound Fracture” as we all started hoping the night would continue into the early morning hoping for a full set by the band.
The lightning was still flashing in the sky as Jim James chanted the beginning of “Victory Dance,” then into “Wordless Cordless.” Time was ticking away as we all forgot about the ongoing weather as Jacket crushed “Off the Record.” You could feel they were really giving us all they had with the time we had left for this final show of the tour as they went into my all time favorite My Morning Jacket tune “”Touch Me I’m Going to Scream part 2.” Jacket then went into my least favorite song “One Big Holiday”, because the show is over. They went back into “Give Peace a Chance” as they were said their goodbyes to us all and exited the stage as the summer tour came to a stormy end.
I was very fortunate this summer to be able to attend nine of the thirteen shows. My Morning Jacket has brought so many amazing friends into my life over the past years. We often refer to ourselves as “One Big Family.” We travel together, share hotels together and are always speaking of our next adventures together to see the band perform again. So here’s to the New Years Eve announcement for the three show in Broomfield, CO. See you soon Family.
Article: Matthew Golden