da2008 wrote: enjoyed watching MaryB (yes, Mary - you were wonderful), I was too emotional, everything went by in a second, we yelled, we jumped, my throat is a bit sore and I'm back to Toronto... An absolutely incredible ending to my little adventure and thank you all the nice people from Columbus and Ohio for making this evening so special and sharing your great company with me.
Then you knew who I was and yet you never came over to say hello
?! Perhaps in LV or SJ, I seem to remember that you will be attending one/both(?), we'll finally have a chance to meet. It's so nice to know I was not alone in my 'enthusiasm'.
As LC said, "We're going to give you everything we've got." They surely did, given the audience response - the best rendition of Chelsea Hotel I have seen to date, and not one misstep during the entire concert!
But there is a definite disadvantage to attending multiple shows - you tend to make comparisons.
My problem here, as has been mentioned in other threads by members who have also attended more than one concert, is that IMHO,
song should receive a standing ovation
-audience sing-along should happen during 'So Long Marianne'
-by now we know that the last line of 'I'm Your Man' should be sung by the audience (not just MaryB and LC)
- 'Closing Time' requires audience jumping up and down and movement (again only MaryB in the front row who finally sat down out of embarassment)
The concert performance was perfection itself. Perhaps, if I had never had the priviledge of attending any other concerts, this whole experience would have come off as flawless for me and I would have been thrilled with the audience response. I did glance behind me a number of times (always awkward to do when you are sitting towards the front) and there were a number of standing ovations, a particularly a long, exhuberant one after 'I'm Your Man'. Maybe a view from another part of the venue would have given me a totally different perspective.
Sorry for injecting my negative view, but I did say there was a downside to seeing more than one concert. Do I regret attending this one? Not on your life!!! As is said in a certain vernacular, THEY ROCKED!!!
A few concert photos to follow.