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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No Words... put as a title that would do justice to yesterday's concert! I have plenty of words in my head regarding everything.

For starters, when you pay for a ticket, you are paying to see the headliners, the main act, but yesterday's opening act held his own. William Joseph was phenomenal!!!! I was absolutely blown away. You can click on that link and check him out (he's also playing on my blog right now, yay!), but you actually have to see him play to know what I mean. He feels his music and it just pours out of the piano. I mean for goodness sake, he even laid down on his seat and crossed his arms over and played backwards! Hard to picture? Yeah, hard to believe in real, too! You can just see the music consumes him and it's easy to get lost in it. And the combination of a grand piano and a drum kit was unbelievable. I was wishing over and over that Jer was there to witness it. I'll definitely be watching for any tours he does on his own.

That's when I leaned over to Elin and said, "You know Il Divo is amazing when this guy is the opener and they have to follow. He's going to be a hard act to follow!"

But they stayed true to form and belted out their music. Who knew that amount of sound could come out of a person for real! Wow!!! It's one thing to enjoy a great cd when you can tell that they are really that good, but I love watching live music. There is something so powerful about watching someone use their God-given gift to sing and play an instrument and do it superbly. It moves me in a way that almost nothing else does. It's cool to see 4 men from a few different backgrounds all sing together and sound like they were always meant to sing together, but knowing that they could all in fact sing by themselves and still be truly incredible! What a talent.
And just when we despaired of ever seeing their faces because we were quite high up, they turned on the big screen and yes, they are in fact quite good looking.

A highlight of the evening was realizing that the age of majority there was like 55+. I've never seen so many excited white/grey haired people in my life. It was truly amazing. The last song during the encore, Il Divo sat on the edge of the stage and all the women in the front rows crowded around to shake hands with them and get autographs. Yes, you heard me, autographs...while they were singing! Too funny! And when the camera zoomed in on the people surrounding them, they were all older. Oh what fun!

All in all it was well worth Clint's hard earned money! Thank you, Clint for buying Elin tickets for her birthday, and thank you Elin for picking me to come with you! I couldn't have enjoyed myself more! And I got the William Joseph cd so now I can enjoy myself over and over again, I'm so excited it makes me want to flap my hands. (you should have seen my when I first got it, I was clutching it to my chest like a new found treasure...which it is...grinning from ear to ear! I love finding new music!). Sigh...


Elin said...

It was truly amazing! Thanks for coming along to enjoy my birthday gift :)

Jenene said...

I'm glad you had such a perfectly wonderful evening. And it seems you are feeling better, yes? Yay God, for answering your prayers.

Ruth said...

i'm glad you had fun.
and THAT you are feeling better.
i think we are getting better over here too. i think...

Louise said...

Yup it was AWESOME!!
I gotta William's CD, Conrad would love it! so would I for that
Very good description of the whole event!!

Dedee said...

Aww, my jealousy buttons are ringing very hard right now. But I am so happy that you got to go and enjoy yourself and that you were well enough to do it. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I think you should mention that Clint's hard-earned money also bought you your CD..... :)

Love Ya!


Nadine said...

Wow, he's really good. I'm glad you had a great time. I agree live music is just awesome.

Lindsay said...

I drove past the MTS Centre on my way home from work last night, and giggled at all the super-dressed-up older women streaming into the building... A little different than on the night of a Moose game :)

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