The Mangum Sweater

Written by Scott Mervis on .


This picture from the Carnegie Music Hall show posted on Twitter shows The Mangum Sweater.

Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum wore it when he played the venue solo in January 2013 and had it on again Wednesday night for the band's brilliant show. It was really hot in there (as always!), so I can't imagine what it must have felt like under the lights.

When a fan yelled out that he was wearing the same sweater, he responded playfully, "I have two f---ing sweaters. What the hell do you want?"

You won't find much in the way of pics or video from the show because security was swarming like secret service, creating plenty of a distraction, even to Mangum.

This messageboard comment sums it up: 


The show was great, the people yelling s--t during interludes really killed the mood, and the sing along wasn’t bad, since jeff was really encouraging it anyway.

The flashlights on people taking photos and videos, that s--t just got ... annoying and kept distracting me from the show.

All said and done, I had a good time though.



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