9.21.2008

David Byrne


Biggy and I got to see him (for free!) last night at Chastain. Second row, no less. I'd never seen him live before--had never wanted to either. But, wow. What a wonderful, fun, inspiring show. Here is a man who, at 56, can rock the house and dance like a fiend--with a zen-like bearing. I even enjoyed the modern dance, which, as many of you know, usually just cracks me up/makes me want to puke.

Here is a review I read today that captures the spirit of the performance.

9 comments:

ButtonHole said...

MAN. DAMN. I didn't know about this show. I SO woulda been there! I wish I hadn't even heard about it. I really need to keep an eye peeled more toward the concert scene. I'm so pissed.

Oh yeah, glad you had fun! ;)

Thomas said...

Was Eno with him? True genius, quite a career. Yes I might even have come out of seclusion for this one. Were there housewives nearby talking loudly? Damn, no way I can get NWO reference in this comment, oh well.

Tania Rochelle said...

Now, why would you pick on housewives?! It was the trashed eternal-frat-boy-types making all the noise.

biggy said...

um, T, there were a few trashed housewives as well.

Thomas said...

Well in my experience its usually Betty and Susan sitting in front of me having a nice pointless chat at $100 each. The frat boys were too busy drinking and trying to pass joints . . . never in my direction of course. The exception was the Gypsy Kings where every person in attendance, even down to the whitest and geekiest, was dancing feverishly. And yes, painful as it is top admit, that included me, subtly with minor lip biting.

Thomas said...

And careful, I did the frat thing for 1.5 yrs in college, till my freakout. Don't be hatin!

Tania Rochelle said...

I said ETERNAL frat boys--you know, the middle aged men who think life is one long kegger.

Thomas said...

You never said if Eno was there or not? And hey, thank god for those guys, somebody's gotta carry the torch!

ButtonHole said...

Sorry, but it is definitely my experience as well that the women at Chastain are far far far the worst producers of the loud drunken beyond-inane chatter.


ps was eno there?

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