At Large This American Life at Lincoln Center
posted by February 26 at 14:01 PMon
I’m in New York to perform at, uh, Avery Fucking Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In jeans and a T-shirt—sorry, Terry. Tonight’s the first date of a six-city This American Life tour. TAL is coming to Seattle, but the show at the Paramount is sold out.
That’s Sarah Vowell doing her sound check. The backstage areas at Avery Fisher Hall are hilarious—the doors, the doorknobs, the furniture. It’s all sixties, all Jackie O. It’s all white marble and gold accents. It’s all restrained ritzy/glam opulence. And, sadly, it’s all going to go. They’re doing renovations and the old dressing rooms and backstage areas are going to be “brought up to date,” which is too bad. I took some pictures of the dressing rooms but for some reason they didn’t come out, or my phone didn’t save them. Or something. But this pic came out fine.
It’s the toilet in the biggest dressing room. I’m proud to say that Beverly Sills shat here. And now so have I.