I made it back from Saratoga just in time to catch Yo La Tengo at McCarren Pool, where they're headlining the last-ever JellyNYC Pool Party. The crowd is absolutely massive - they must have decided to do away with capacity restrictions for once - and ready to rock to some loud New Jersey noise. As if on cue, Ira Kaplan sings "Pass the Hatchet, I think I'm Goodkind,"even as they're dismantling the nearby Slip 'n Slide for the last time:
"Can't see for miles
Can't see the pavement for the street
Well it's slide slide slide
Down the water slide
Slide slide slide
Down the water slide"
A bittersweet end to a great run...(More pics after the jump.)