Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"it's the wrong kind of place to be thinking of you..."

current location: hard rock hotel, chicago

current mood: astounded

last night, i was able to cross something off of my "things to do before i die" list. i had the pleasure of finally seeing damien rice in concert at the vic theatre in chicago. i've been in love with this man for some time now and his performance only made me fall even harder.

he started his set off with "delicate" and at the end of it, lisa hannigan came out and they went straight into "volcano". i swear, her voice is absolutely angelic. i had to scalp tickets so i ended up sitting next to a stranger (who i would later find out was a stock broker named matt) but he commented on how the stage was set up like someone's basement. i have to agree because there was a coffee table with a lamp on it beside the piano and a disco ball just laying on the ground. it was very intimate and i loved it. damien went to the piano for "accidental babies" and about halfway through the song he said, "fuck it. what do you all want to hear?" someone yelled, "the professor" so he picked up his guitar and went right into it. after that, they put the disco ball to use and he played "eskimo". having never been to the vic, i was unaware of how amazing the sound in there was. it is easily the best sounding venue i have ever been to. every song from "cannonball" to "cheers darlin'" to "cold water" sounded perfect. actually, at the end of the show, all the lights were turned off and damien unplugged his guitar and played "the blower's daughter". not a soul in the audience made a sound. you literally could have heard a pin drop. i was a little disappointed that he didn't play "9 crimes", but his demeanor and showmanship more than made up for it. i will honestly never forget the night i finally saw damien in concert.

damien rice - "9 crimes"

i love men with accents.
that is all.
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