Back home from a week in Berlin.
History speaks from almost every corner, providing many moments of conflict, yet also making me feel very triumphant -- evil was masterminded in this city, but my roaming its streets is a proof of evil's failure, and there I was, seated in Waldbune, a Jewish girl listening to a Jewish wordsmith, wearing a big victorious smile on my face.
It was a fantastic night. Weeks on the road seem to work their magic, LC and band appeared relaxed in their own rhythm, exchanging small gestures, little signs that say a lot. And i'ts only the beginning of the tour, so those with tickets to future concerts in hand - hold on tight, you're up for a treat..
LC never ceases to amaze me with his careful choice of words, when changing a word in a song or talking to the crowd, there's always a whole world of meaning behind it.
I was there with my friend who lives in Berlin. It was her first LC concert, and watching awe light up her face was priceless.
On the way out she said she now understands what I mean by saying that people owe it to themselves to see LC live at least once in their lives. For no matter how many concerts and how many artists one saw, it really is like no other.
The sound and lighting deserve every praise one has in their arsenal of words and I'm happy LC acknowledges it on stage. At the end of the concert, we waited for the masses on departure to thin out and spent a few minutes watching load-out, admiring the prowess of the crew, looking like busy bees, skillfully unhooking cords and casing instruments, speakers and lights.
I was mortified to discover my camera (a year old Canon) was totally dysfunctional - I pulled out my beloved iPhone and hoped for the best.
With row 1 being pretty far away from the stage, my row 5 seats felt more like row 9 or 10. So no clear faces in the vids (also b/c of angle of the lights), but full stage view and sound quality that makes me say: God bless Steve Jobs
Come Healing: http://bit.ly/Ss9yTl
Night Comes On: http://bit.ly/Qq0h7o
The Partisan http://bit.ly/QaIG4I
Alexandra Leaving http://bit.ly/NRSvsc
Save the last dance for me: http://bit.ly/TtULHb
(sorry for missing the send-off, I ran out of iCloud storage space..)
Shabbat Shalom greetings from Tel Aviv,