What a great feeling! Seeing people from Europe that is. Not only that, but to listen to some brilliant, ears-spoiling music and being lucky enough to get the best seats in the house, just a few meters above the stage, in a loge, THAT is what I call an orgazmic adventure in the making. Or a walk in the sparkly woods if you wish. Yes, it would have been so much easier to go on one of KT’s gigs when I was still in London, but you know me, I never do things the easy way if there’s a chance of… hmm… flying to a different continent? Ha! Obviously, it worked! Btw, it was a well good decision calling her the other day to get one of the press passes or whatever you call those annoying things hanging around your neck. Maybe next time, I should ask for a sticker or something. 😉
Anyway, the stage scene was simple – a large flag with blue sky and pinkish-yellow clouds hanging as a background. Just a bit of light to set the mood. Quite boring from a photographer’s point of view. But the acoustic set was probably a tongue-roller for all the musicians, rowing down the same stream, with percussion, basses, KT’s guitars at the center of the stage (doooh), backing guitars next to her and synth, xylophone & other little noise makers on her very left. Miniature Disasters was the opening song, setting just the right atmosphere and giving everyone a taste of what more was there to come.
The sound was grrrrreat and clearly, those five people on stage really knew their business. Seeing the tricks she does with her loop pedal aka Wee Bastard as she affectionally calls it, was a blast! She even came up with a thank-you song for the crew, a Bee Gees cover of Stayin’ alive. She finished it: “Stayin’ aliiiiii-iiii-iii-iive… cuz without you, we’d be dead!” Maybe next time, there should be a waring: “Bring extra pants!” I wetted mine laughing at her jokes so much. She really is this sweetest, coolest, down-to-earth thing… she’s still, she’s still KT from the block! The only complain about the concert that I can think of (yes, it’s not that easy being pickish when things amaze you to the highest point and above) is that it was way too short. Come on, 3 hours and that’s it?! 🙂
This was her last US tour gig and I think they’re off to Amsterdam next. There seems to be something with me, catching the last tour gigs all the time. Well, for one, I’m sure they are the best and there’s something about them, some kind of a good-fairy thing or whatever, that covers me with magic lucky dust, so each time something amazing can happen. And as KT said: “The last tour gig is always fun. It means you can drink more after!” 🙂 At the end, she practically gave all the stuff, standing on the stage as a decoration, to the audience. Even chairs!! Can you imagine someone carrying a rocking-chair across the Times Square in the middle of the night? Well funny.
After the gig, she came out and talked to the people. What’s up with that?? No I’m-so-tired-get-me-a-cab-i-wanna-go-home attitude? It’s not like she’s in desperate need of getting or keeping fans – I think that kind of came by itself with selling over one million copies of her debut album in US alone and even twice that number in UK. Well, no one wants hey-i’m-mariah-carrey-hold-my-chewing-gum-while-i-sing attitude anyway. There’s only one KT! And we love her!
I know someone will be DELIGHTED to se this. You’re welcome. Again. 😛
P.S.: I don’t know through what kind of middle internet crisis this WordPress shit is going, but not only i’m posting and reposting the same blog all over again, trying to get the typing lined with the pictures, but also pictures seem to be losing more quality then usual. Or maybe it’s just my prebirthday crankiness? The first or the later – it’s annoying!!
Oh, and btw, check out the song list!! Those of you who actually know some of the songs might find it very funny. 😀