Jeff Mangum Plays Neutral Milk Hotel In Pittsburgh, Ohio

Jeff Mangum hopped onto the Knitting Factory stage three times last week at the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour’s New York stop. Over the weekend in Pittsburgh, he didn’t literally go onto the stage, but he did perform “Holland, 1945″ B-side “Engine” from the floor, accompanied by Julian Koster on, what else, singing saw. Last night in Ohio, he likewise avoided the stage and performed “Engine.” As tipster Andrew tells it:

Jeff and Julian came into the crowd tonight at the Wexner Center in Columbus Ohio during the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise show and played Engine. I was right next to Julian (the video isn’t mine) and it was one of the most amazing (and suprising) things I’ve seen in my life.

911WDUB provided us with pretty dark, but pretty video from Ohio. Contrast/compare the Rust Belt performances.

Jeff Mangum, 10/18, Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA

(Pittsburgh clips via P4K)

Jeff Mangum, 10/19, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

Impressively, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is more than ten years old at this point, but even the B-sides sound fresh.