Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 - 9:26 a.m.
Tuesday night we went to a screening of Jim McKay's film Our Song at the Georgia Theater. The film was cool, and it featured a bunch of Brooklyn landmarks, like Peter's Ice Cream Parlor. Local band the Possibilities was suppoesd to play after the film, but we also saw Ken Stringfellow and Scott McCaughey (of the Posies and the Young Fresh Fellows, respectivley, as well as backing musicians for R.E.M.) milling about.
After the film, Stringfellow, McCaughey, and the Possibilities came out together and played a bunch of Neil Young songs, a Big Star tune, and a Posies song. They were obviously having a lot of fun, and they did a great rendition of "Revolution Blues". Peter Buck came out and played bass on the last few songs, confirming what we had begun to suspect, which was that R.E.M. was going to play as well.
R.E.M. were in good form, playing mostly songs off of their new album and Up. They did play some older tunes: Losing My Religion, Coyahoga, and End of the World. They closed their encore with Ghost Rider, which was just plain silly.