Tuesday, May 8, 2007

What a Concert Should Be

I went to one of the best concerts I've ever been to last night. Damien Rice at the Majestic.

Here is what I LOVED about it...

* He performed the songs differently than their recordings. At first, I was a little disappointed to see that his harmony vocalist that I LOVE wasn't there. But it ended up making it so much more interesting...just seeing what he would do with each song.

*I love the way his songs usually start off quite and mellow and then swell to something entirely different.

*He used effects on his acoustic guitar that I had never heard before!

*He recorded stuff he was doing and then dubbed it in during the show...sort of like KT Tunstall's schtick but so much more interesting.

*He played a relatively short set. Left me wanting more!

*For his very last song, Cannonball, he and his band performed unplugged. TRUELY unplugged. Oh my God.

I have his 3 cds and love them. Love him. But this concert experience made me love him even more. My husband and I talked about the concert on our drive home, telling our favorite parts, what we thought was cool, etc. And I'm still thinking about that concert the next day. THAT is what a concert should be.

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