Thursday, April 28, 2011

This train was bound for glory

Technically, that's the city of Austin. But the Railroad Revival Tour pulled into New Orleans on Wednesday for the final show of its six-city tour. No official reviews yet, but reactions on twitter and around the net were rapturous. An epic ending to an amazing tour.

Jake Gyllenhaal revealed new talents, playing the trumpet and the drums onstage. Here he is playing the trumpet for the finale, "This Train Is Bound For Glory." (First glimpse around the 34-second mark.)

Some photos from Tuesday night in Austin. First up, the whole tour gang snapped a photo with the train as a backdrop. Jake is among the group - he's the one with someone on his shoulders!

He also took a photo backstage with a fan:

Hope to add pics and videos even from the New Orleans show as the day progresses.

Oh, yeah,Jake is an actor, too! With Source Code opening in Italy, here's an interview with Jake and Duncan, done for Italian TV:

(First train photo courtesy of antelucandaisy; second train pic courtesy of Geoff Duncan. Group and fan photos courtesy of sigs21/ATXGossip.)


UltraViolet said...

I guess we know where Jake will be on Friday. From FB:

Friday, I'm filming the LA Conservation Corps 25th Anniversary Luncheon at "the cornfields" - George Lopez and Jake Gyllenhaal will be presenting scholarships in a tent holding 700 people!!

UltraViolet said...

Repeating some tweets from the last post. Sounds like the NO show was something:

Just spotted Jake Gyllenhall! The crowd most forgot about the show!

I'm glad there is a breeze. This way the BO and weed are swept together in one indistinguishable scent

Jake gyllenhaal played trumpet on the last mumford song. why is my sister experiencing this without me. god knows i like jake gyllenhaal

more than she does!!!!!! maybe this is what i get for being atheist...

And Jake gyllenhal playing drums..... This is not a joke.

Olivia Wilde is here too. She & Jake are dancing at back of stage. Interesting!

"Still freaking out over Jake Gyllenhall playing the trumpet in Mumford & Sons horn section! LEGIT! #RailRoadRevivalTour

"Yeah. That's right Jake Gyllenhall was playing the trumpet. Thank you #RailRoadRevivalTour

lily sawyer said...
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lily sawyer said...

Jake is playing the trumpet and drums? Let's go to the video tape UV (Please)

Thanks to UV and everyone the tweet reports, links and photos I felt like I was on the tour with him

FL said...

Here he is on the trumpet starting about :34 seconds in

Who knew he was multi-instrumental. :-D

UltraViolet said...

Ooh, thanks, FL. Just put it in the post. He sure looks like he's having fun!

Welcome, Lily. Hopefully we'll get more photos and vids as the day goes along :)

UltraViolet said...

Added a photo of Jake and friends, from New Orleans, I think. Eating at a picnic table.

Added a Source Code Italian interview, as well. Just to remember Jake is an actor :)

FL said...

If you're wondering why you can't post to the blog, Blogger seems to be having issues.

Here's the thread on where you can read about it.

UltraViolet said...

Apparently, there is a problem with posting anonymous comments. Blogger is allegedly working on the issue. So you'll have to post with your blogger ID.

Now's a good time to get one if you don't have one! No reason to be shy :)

Jape is/was whiling away the afternoon at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. In response to people telling her to take his picture, a FB commenter posted:

Well he was a table pics, sorry. He was talking to 2 others.........didn't want to be too.................totally I just smiled at him..........but, WOW!!!!!

FL said...

Have changed the commenting layout hoping this might work as a temp fix.

Sheba baby said...

I have been trying all day to post my comments, even with a blogger ID I got
But I still had problems. Even with a blogger ID, there are still problems.

This is a cut and paste from word.

I love the video of Jake playing the trumpet! He looks so into it and excited,
I’m surprised that he doesn’t have his own band like other actors since he also
Plays the guitar, piano, drums and the harmonica,

I can’t wait until the documentary comes out, the pics, photos, etc made it seem
Like we were along for the ride, the last stop sounded like a religious revival!

Sheba baby

lily sawyer said...

I bet it was amazing to be sitting right near Jake. I'd be listening to what he was saying (sorry but I'd love to hear the sound of his voice)

I think I'd be careful about taking pics, it's one thing at the concert but in a restaurant, I'd feel funny. I wouldn't want to invade his privacy (taking pics)

Get Real said...

OMG Jake really is the fifth Mumford ala the fifth Beatle, LOL! I LOVE it!!! He looks cool with the shaved heard, pretty severe but I like it. :)

I didn't see him playing drums though? Anyone know at what point on the YT that is?

Btw, a few weeks back Howard Stern was raving about Source Code. Said it was really fantastic and Jake and Michelle had great chemistry. He even went to the premiere in NYC. Sat near Lindsay Lohan, lol. Really loved it so it was cool to hear! :)

Chica said...

Hey Get Real!
I Watched the video twice and he only plays the trumpet, not the drums. The 5th Mumford, ha,ha, so true! He was really getting into it there, I love it!

Stern is right( I never thought I would say that!) SC is fantastic, I saw it twice!

This tour must have been something, BO aand weed included!

Anonymous said...

it's all been great fun! There are some fun tweets/FB sightings of Jake with M&S @ Cafe Du Monde. One girl decided to go for it and gave Jake a hug! It was cute.


FL said...

He's still there huh? Let's see...Jazzfest or the Lakers vs. Hornets at the NOLA Arena??? Hmmm....

Get Real said...

Hey Chica! Okay I'm glad I wasn't missing something, lol.

Hey Bobbyanna and FL!!

Jazzfest is around Mother's Day cause my brother and SIL are going. My bro/sil got married in NOLA. :)

Cafe Du Monde is so great and I'm glad fans had such a nice Jake sighting!

Tweety said...

I still have a big smile on my face after watching that video of Jake playing the trumpet, that has to be the highlight of the tour IMO!

I haven't seen any Jake/Laker tweets from NOLA yet just some Cafe Du Monde/Mumford sightings.

Jake should just start up his own one man band!

Chiaradinotte said...
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Monica said...


He is introducing Jake to the public?
Mumford & Sons

Anonymous said...

It's been fun to see Jake play the trumpet, or the drums (in Proof), but honestly, I'd love to see him accompany himself on the guitar and sing.
Bobbyanna, still trying to figure out this posting thing.

mary said...

thanks for the video sounds like jake had a blast

me too bobbyanna

Anonymous said...

Bobbyanna trying not to spam:

Just found this on FB posted 50 minutes ago

"Just got home from a steamboat jazz cruise down the Mississippi river. Was really awesome and we just happen to have on the boat also was Jake Gyllenhaal. He managed to attract the attention of a few young girls.. "
But once again awesome cruise!!!!!

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

FL said...

Oh Leonor, that's so funny! That's the exact photo I thought of when I saw the tweets last night of Jake playing the trumpet on stage!

mary said...

boy if jake supposed to be at that luncheon today he must have had to take a late flight home to LA guess if he does attend we will get pictures from the event

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Bound for Glory, an amazing Bio of Woody Guthrie starring David Carradine. I haven't seen that film in ages!

I thought of that photo too Leonor after I watched that video!

I hope he got enough rest because he will be one tired presenter today, he had such a blast on this tour.

Yay, I can post again!!!!!

UltraViolet said...

Yay for being able to post again!

And Leonor, that pic is too funny. I had totally forgotten about that. Good to see you again. You, too, get real. Hope all is well with both of you.

Sheba baby, glad you finally got to post. Sorry it took so long :(

Was just about to say we haven't heard of Jake out in NOLA today, but then this:

A nice welcome back to new orleans: Jake Gyllenhaal and beignets at Cafe du Monde. Can't decide what's sweeter.
40 minutes ago via iPhone

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jake was at the LA event?

bobbyanna said...

Wow, glad blogger is fixed! I was up at 4 AM to watch the Royal Wedding live. It was lovely. They looked beautiful.

Now, I feel wasted. : /.

Guess Jake didn't go back to L.A. yet? Mumford&Sons plays the NOLA Jazz Fest tonight.

UltraViolet said...

Two amusing sightings:

Jake Gyllenhaal is at Jazz Fest right now with another 20 year-old girl! My mom works it, that's how I know.
32 minutes ago

Coworker just saw jake gyllenhall in the tampon aisle at walgreens
about 4 hours

bobbyanna said...

UV, I'm sure thre's a reasonable explanation...: )

They must have other stuff on that aisle..

bobbyanna said...

That young girl standing next to Jake looks exactly like the girl on twitter who claims she "keeps running into" Jake. LOL!

UltraViolet said...

I chickened out asking for a pic with Jake Gyllenhaal, but I did get a nice shot of his butt..."
less than a minute ago

Well, the pants look clean, at least.

gennWilliams: Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal again. He must love Mumford.

Anna and i just saw Jake Gyllenhaal from about 30 feet away!!! #heygoodlookin #ahhhh

FL said...

He is never leaving the tour circuit, is he.

Works for me.

UltraViolet said...

Hee. For me, too, FL.

And Bobbyanna, I wondered if she'd match any of those tweeters. I'll have to check it out.

Oh, and I'm knackered, too, bobbyanna. And yeah, I've never seen a drugstore with an entire aisle of tampons! LOL.

UltraViolet said...

New post.