Monday, January 29, 2007
Saw The Bad Plus at the Village Vanguard last night. Arrived around 8 pm, piled downstairs only to be evacuated about 15 minutes later due to fire in the laser hair removal place on the second floor of the building. Not sure what caused it. There were about 6 trucks, all kinds of ladders and firemen in full gear with halberds and whatnot. There was a fair bit of smoke, acrid and plastic-y smelling. It seems the firemen carried out an exhaust fan after about 20 minutes. But--by that time--we'd been herded up the block by one of New York's Finest. The show started late but TBP tore it up.