Located at 431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
between 9th and 10th Ave
2011/02/22 Highline BallRoom
When I went online, I couldn’t find out any information about the history of the Highline BallRoom. I can tell you it is located in the Meatpacking District across from the Chelsea Market and next to Western Beef. It is similar to the Roseland BallRoom where we saw Lifehouse. Except here the balcony was open and they have a restaurant and fully stocked bar. See? Makers Mark. There was a $10 dollar cover per person to sit in the balcony or to the side of the ‘dance floor’, but if you don’t want to stand all evening it is worth it. The food was good, not great, we got mainly appetizers, spring rolls, fried cheese, mini meatballs, the boys got fish and chips. Kasey and the boys got this white chocolate mousse dessert with blueberries and raspberry.
The two opening bands, Miggs and Parachute were new to me, but believe me when I tell you some of their music will be appearing soon on my iPod Touch. The stage backdrop was like the tent on the album cover and Tom had broad stripes on his guitar to match. The Plain White T’s played some new and some old, including two of my favorites, “Radios in Heaven” and “Hey There Delilah”. Early in the concert he mentioned that the band had just played in Boston and he thought they were louder then us. Then he said, “What, there isn’t a New York Boston rivalry is there?” He then said he was going to be paying attention the rest of the night. The last song he played was “Hey There Delilah”, during the song he stopped and said, “Boston who?”
He really knows how to play to the crowd. All in all, an enjoyable evening.