ryan and his friend erin go there around 1:30. it was so freaking hot. we were moved into the side alley and there was NO shade. i think it got into the high 80s/low 90s.
then jack white came out and started throwing water bottles to us.
it was pretty cute.
ryan caught one! ahh!
travis and ryan left to get dinner. this is the first piece of broccoli i've ever eaten.
jack white came out and introduced conan as an up and coming rockabilly star. we weren't sure what to expect, i was thinking mostly stand up, but he played it pretty straight and it was really just an awesome set of rockabilly songs! he did three elvis songs (King Creole, Blue Moon of Kentucky, and Poke Salad Annie), rock this town! monkey business! a cover of 7 nation army! on the road again!
at one point he said, ""I've had a crazy six months. ... Six months ago, I was the host of 'The Tonight Show,' the greatest franchise in the history of television. Then I started a live tour, going from small theater to small theater. And tonight I'm pressing a vinyl recording. I'm going back in time! Next week I'll be on vaudeville. Then I'll be a steamship captain."
best of all he started playing "creep" by radiohead and was laughing saying he couldn't play it unless he did a chimney sweep accent. and needed a top hat. so he ended up singing the whole song in a hilarious accent and jack white hopped up on stage halfway through and brought him a hat.
at the end jack white joined him to play "20 flight rock" and it was awesome, just as you would expect. before he left the stage conan said “This is probably the most fun I've had in show business…This means everything to me. This was so cool.” and he was clearly moved.
the whole thing was taped and it's being put out on vinyl! if you came to the show you got to order the limited two color vinyl edition. amazing. i can't wait to get it!
as we left they handed us these little silkscreen tickets! adorable!so we got in the huge line to buy merchandise. we heard he was signing posters up front by he didn't do it very long. i was a little bummed that i wasn't going to meet him, but then he walked out through the front to get to the bus!
he told her "PLEASE don't get this tattooed"
so it was totally worth waiting in the hot sun for 12 hours. pretty much a once in a lifetime thing. i love conan even more than i did before.