Tea Leaf Green/Dark Star Orchestra: Governor’s Island, New York 7/11/08

You couldn’t ask for a nicer day of weather than we had this past Friday. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the real feel temperature at 7PM was a delightful 70 degrees. It was under these perfect conditions that Tea Leaf Green and the Dark Star Orchestra took the stage at Governor’s Island for an evening of blissful music.

While I’ve lived in Manhattan for over eight years, I’ve never had a chance to make it out to Governor’s Island. The island, which is only about 700 yards off the coast of Battery Park, served as an army base for nearly 200 years before spending 1966 to 1996 as a Coast Guard installation. In more recent years Governor’s Island functions as a national monument that is open to the public on a seasonal basis. This summer the folks that run the Highline Ballroom have been tapped to throw three concerts on the 172-acre island including last Friday’s TLG / DSO affair.

I was warned that Tea Leaf Green would be going on at 6PM sharp, so I left my office near Wall Street at 5PM in an attempt to catch their whole set. Unfortunately the schedule posted on the Governor’s Island website was wrong and I wound up missing the first ten minutes of TLG’s set, even though I was at the ferry terminal by 5:30. I quickly forgot about the hassle once I reached the magnificent island.

READ ON at Hidden Track for more of the TLG/DSO at Governor’s Island review…

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