After a crazy New Years Eve in New Orleans last year (Hockey was the soundtrack), I was wondering if Austin could live up to the standard set in 2009. It turned out New Years Eve in the live music capital of the world went the distance in 2010! Upon our cab pulling up to the Austin Music Hall, we had the pleasant surprise of watching fireworks over town lake (video below) before heading into the show.
Here is one of their new songs titled "Long Time" from their upcoming album Showroom of Compassion:
The place was packed when we got there, and the crowd was quite festive (some hipster sightings too).Leyla and I had been looking forward to this show for quite some time. I'm a long time Cake fan (half my family is from Sacramento), and we were very excited to spend our New Years Eve with Cake and some of our good friends.
Overall, we had an amazing time with Cake. Even though we didn't get home until 4:30 in the morning (with over $30 Jack in the box and Pop a Lock at Brents...), it was a great New Years Eve and Happy Birthday to the Twins!
Also, cheers to John McCrea, Vince DiFiore, Xan McCurd, Gabe Nelson and Paulo Baldi of Cake for coming through as always! May 2011 bring more Happily Ever Now!