Live music has come back into my life with a force to be wreckoned with and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person that ‘goes to concerts’; as in, I wanted to be the type who had a concert or gig to go to at least once a month. Sadly, I never had the money to go to *all* the concerts I’ve wanted to go to. I think what I love the most about live music is seeing the performer in all his glory and all his humanity. I love when performances aren’t exactly perfect because it reminds me that the person on stage is just like the rest of us. But then when he or she hits that note or chord right on, it stirs something inside me that I just can’t explain. Live music always makes me feel so much more alive than anything else in the world1.
This year, the tally is up to 62 and I’m so excited. I’m waiting for my sweetheart John3 to announce a concert but its not looking good for 2009 since he is still working on his new album. Then I was a bit slow with deciding whether or not I wanted to go and see the Boss in concert again and now I believe the tickets are sold out. Jewel is doing a tour but she seems to be sticking to the U.S., and it makes me sad. There’s an acoustic set she’s doing tomorrow but its too late to go4.
I’m confident, though, in the way that this year is going that I will be a lot more. The photo above of Jay Clark & The Jones’ was taken last year at the Dakota Tavern. I had just started hanging out with Haza and the girls, and was so happy they had invited me to this gig. They were good and the guitarist5 was quite cute, albeit in a very rugged way. I’ve always preferred live music and can usually sit in on people’s practice sessions just feeling every note that pulses through the room.
I love the way this photo turned out because it is a perfect capture of the mood that night; but instead of telling you what I see this photo as… I’d like to hear your thoughts! I’ll update after the weekend is over to let you know if you were right.
What does this photo say to you? And, do you like live music?