After seeing greatness at Street Scene almost exactly two years earlier you could not take my money fast enough to see The White Stripes again. Unfortunately this show never happened… The timeline is as follows:
July 15th, 2007 – Icky Thump is released
July 31st, 2007 – what ended up being The White Stripes last full-length live performance
September 11th, 2007 – the band announced the cancellation of 18 tour dates due to Meg’s struggle with acute anxiety. One of those tour dates was the show I was supposed to attend on September 18th.
February 20th, 2009 – Jack and Meg come out of hiatus to play “We’re Going To Be Friends” on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which also turns out to be their final live performance ever.