Got a free 2006 Zagat Survey tonight: what a very cool idea for a N.Y.C. party favor!
Then ready to head home, I scored a free seat to the first of two Rufus Wainwright shows this week at the Beacon Theater on the UWS. First time for the artist and the venue for me. What a huge place that is, hidden behind a modest-looking façade. Watching the concert, I realized I’ve been out of the loop on a lot of Rufus’ newer material. But I recognized at least a third of what he sang. Sound quality was a little off at times – maybe it was the seats, maybe the mixing. But hearing him do Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” really made the concert for me.