One year ago today

September 2, 2002: Sonic Youth at Bumbershoot 2002. Still one of my favorite pieces of concert writing to date, in a sort of Hemingway-esque way: “The band went offstage, then came back on and played ‘Disconnection Notice.’ After the rest of the set, it felt somber and almost valedictory. This was the last set of their tour. Wind came up into Lee’s hair. They left the stage. I left the stadium and drove home.”