Jeff Mangum Gives Rare Surprise Gig at Occupy Wall Street: Watch
Known these days for his reclusive nature, former Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum made a surprise appearance last night.
Coming off of a number of performances at All Tomorrow's Parties in Asbury Park, N.J. this past weekend, Mangum performed for onlookers and activists at Occupy Wall Street, the pop-up protest currently taking place in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. The performance was also streamed online via Livestream (which you can watch above), where viewership blossomed the longer Mangum played, fueled by Twitter trending topics and an overall viral frenzy.
Mangum treated the crowd to a number of songs off Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal album, "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea." He even started taking requests saying, "I'm here to serve you, what do you want to hear?"
Mangum's impromptu concert comes off the heels of a recent gaffe by Occupy Wall Street, in which reports were spread that Radiohead would play at the protest September 30.
Jeff Mangum's setlist, Occupy Wall Street:
"Themselves" (Minutemen Cover)
"Song Against Sex"
"Two Headed Boy, Pt. 2"
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
"King of Carrot Flowers Part 1"