Philadelphia…For some reason it is almost a second home to me. A lot people are frightened of big cities in general. They are scared they will get lost, hurt, mugged, or worse, but I never felt that way in Philadelphia, let alone any city. During college I frequented Philadelphia almost every other weekend for concerts, the zoo, or museums. I guess I can explain my familiarity from visiting often.
Whenever I go to Philadelphia, I know where to go and I seem to never get lost. Even if I am unsure of where I am I manage to find my way. Believe me, Philadelphia is a big city, but it isn’t hard to get around. This visit was to see The Early November once again. I took the non toll way in, which was longer, but I saw some beautiful abandon structures I would love to go into. Unfortunately, the area doesn’t look that kind, and I think I would run into some problems if I tried to break in.
My destination for today was the Union Transfer. I have been to almost all the major venues in Philadelphia except this new venue. I was quite excited because not only did the inside look gorgeous from photos, but this used to be a spaghetti warehouse. Since then, the building was transformed into a no barracked music venue now owned by Philadelphia’s known music promoters like R5 Productions.
I couldn’t wait to step foot in the venue, but since I was early I decided to scope out the surrounding area. Little did I know, the location of the venue, Spring Garden and 10th, was located by other venues and China town. I took the opportunity to walk the familiar streets and just take random photos. Not my best, but I got to see some different structures.
I’m not sure what it was, but between Union Transfer and Electric Factory was an interesting factory. It looked abandoned, but was still in operation. Along the way I also managed to make my way to City Hall and see some of the sights there. I still find it interesting that I can find my way around Philadelphia even after I haven’t been there for some time.
I proceed to head back to the venue to watch the show. The venue is astounding. The venue has a 2,000 capacity and a balcony where you can see the stage perfectly from any spot. Also as mentioned before, there are no barracks, which makes the show more enjoyable. The Early November played a great show as always, even though it seemed a little short it was a good time regardless.
Set List if interested:
Something That Produces Results
The Mountain Range in My Living Room
For All of This
Tell Me Why
Figure It Out
Frayed In Doubt
Ever So Sweet
A Stain on the Carpet
Every Night’s Another Story
Union Tranfer location: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=les;crnk_timediscountb&cp=8&gs_id=6&xhr=t&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4PRFB_enUS507US507&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=38897761&biw=1280&bih=673&ion=1&wrapid=tljp135376956920008&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=union+transfer&fb=1&gl=us&hq=union+transfer&cid=0,0,10281872408898205501&sa=X&ei=XuKwUK-EKufx0gGl1YG4CA&sqi=2&ved=0CIUBEPwSMAA
Listen to In Currents: http://soundcloud.com/billboard/sets/early-november