Pitchfork Gives Red Bull Arena 3.5 Stars
First it was Vampire Weekend, now it's Phoenix who are showing up pitchside at Red Bull Arena. So insane. I'm debating if this is crazier than the fact that they are headlining Madison Sqaure Garden later in the month but I'm on the fence as to which of these two truths sounds the most like an unfathomable rumor. To make the whole thing even more outlandishly fashionable Phoenix singer Thomas Mars (allegedly) even brought his baby-momma, Sophia Copolla, with them. I have no confirmation of this but I'm guessing there was nothing left in the way of champagne & fine cheeses by the time this lot left the building.
Between these guys and the sudden rise in Anglophile fans since the advent of the Thierry Henry era it's like Bowery f***ing Ballroom over there. It's nice to see professional soccer in New York finally become something bordering on sexy, both on and off the field. If part of RBNY's plan when signing TiTi & Rafa was to make their team hip as well as relevant, I think they're getting there. Carles would be proud.