Hi Guys, just a quick note for today.
Over the last couple years many of us have really missed live music, an energized crowd, the smell of a venue, having fun with friends, and using all five senses to experience our favorite artists. Last night I attended my first concert since I don't know when. All I can say is, it was fantastic to be back!
I saw Minneapolis's own Dessa perform across town at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Dessa is an incredibly talented artist that I'd yet to see live, until last night. From the moment she stepped on stage the vibe of the crowd, her command of the entire place, and of course the pounding of the club's sound system gave me chills. I had to pinch myself a few times and ask, is this really taking place right now? This isn't virtual right?
There's nothing like seeing real talent, in real time, and experiencing all the little but easily overlooked items involved with a live show. Having my ticket scanned, getting my wrist stamped, checking out the front of house console, hearing glasses clank before the show started, etc... While virtual shows may be comfortable, nothing can take the place of a live music experience. It can never be outsourced, imitated, or duplicated.
Go out and see a show!
Here's a video of the track 5 Out Of 6 from last night's show:
Here's a track from Dessa's album Sound The Bells with the Minnesota Orchestra, called Velodrome. The 250-meter wooden velodrome here in Minnesota in the video has since been demolished :~(
Here's a video from a local news channel last nigh, about the Turf Club