Tom Sakic wrote:LC looks so completely tired, he's hardly singing Waiting for the Miracle... And all those looks into the distance, not finishing the words...
Tom - I can't deny that he would be tired - all of them for that matter - with this schedule. Also Leonard has just gotten over a cold - with no chance of rest really. He worked sick. There have been places where he has had to save his voice I think - and others have been there to support him. This has been a VERY long tour. A tour like this (or any tour) will have its ebbs and flows - and if there is any time that they might be expected to be feeling a bit weary, it might be about now given the schedule they have been keeping - and professionalism and experience kick in. What is remarkable is that they continue to do amazing shows, night after night. The audience reaction speaks for itself. Blessings to them all. And hopefully they are all tired in a good way. Leonard will be due for good rest when this tour ends.
But regarding Waiting for the Miracle, I thought it was a brilliant performance by Leonard of this poignant and heartwrenching song. Sometimes less is more. Those "looks into the distance" that you mention - agonizingly expressive of "waiting for the miracle." I didn't sense any mental absence. To the contrary - a complete presence. The song itself is a perfect vehicle for expression of being bone-weary, soul-searching tired - years spent waiting for the miracle.