I was looking back on what and who I’ve seen this year, and what really stood out.
WWPJ were, as usual, immense. Twice.
Jim Lovell at the National Cathedral had me quietly crying in the aisles.
Lyle and Robert Earl were just..so nice and comfortable. Great music and world class chat.
Taking Wee Chris to his first rugby international was a proud father’s day.
Podcast recording of The West WIng Weekly cheered me up no end.
But amazingly, for someone whose standby music follows Stuart Adamson’s dictum of “all you need is guitars and drums” the standout was OMD at the 9.30 Club. Few gigs have left me leaving feeling on such a high. It was a completely immersive experience – really well delivered music, great vocals (no sign of let down for his age), great humor, and a vocalist who quite clearly is set out to enjoy himself each night, and a crowd determined to meet him on his quest. All the classics and some of the newer classics. I can’t put into words just how much I enjoyed it.
So who did I miss this year that brightened your concertgoing?