Thursday, September 18, 2008

Same As It Ever Was

David Byrne played the lyric last night to a packed hometown crowd. His band included a drummer, percussionist, bassist, 3 multi-talented backup singers, and 3 stage dancers. All dressed in white, some of the most influential songs of our time were played.

David Byrne has not missed a beat, often getting in on some of the theatrics which were just about as weird you might expect. But an excellent job was done in keeping things simple, and allowing the music to take priority. Byrne shouted the vocals for "Help Me Somebody", and other highlights included "Life During Wartime" and "I Feel My Stuff".

Mr. Byrne seemd to be genuinely appreciative of the diverse crowd, an audience that took every chance it got to get up and dance in their opera house seats. Byrne's parents were even in attendance, both of whom had the pleasure of babysitting my girlfriend in Columbia back in the day. Lucky.

Unsure of what to expect, this show was a feel good affair in all regards.

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