I'm finally getting around to adding a few lines here.
I was at the Friday and Saturday night concerts and they were magical. On the Friday I was in the 4th row of the centre block so I wasn't really bothered much by the walkers and drinkers. On Saturday I was in the 12th row of the centre block so I was more aware of them, but I was able to shut them out and totally focus on the stage.
As always Leonard and the entire band were superb - they certainly give it everything.
Every note and every word were crystal clear - Leonard's diction is sublime - couldn't you just listen forever.....
This time 'Night Comes On' really moved me and has haunted me nicely ever since - I still see and hear it in my head...
Special Highlight though has to be Leonard's new and wonderfully mischievous version of 'Anyhow' on Saturday night - it was great to see him laughing and enjoying how he was being cheered on by the crowd - 'He's old, but he's still into that...' and by God he's still got it too if the women's reactions ( my own included ) are anything to go by
I have quite a few videos but the only way I have to upload any is through Photobucket - everything else is blocked here at work - the drawback with Photobucket is that 4 mins is the longest video it will upload. Almost all of my concert videos from both nights are longer than 4 minutes - but I do have 'Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye' from Fridays concert.
If you look closely towards the end of Alex's violin solo, you'll see Leonard giving a smile and a nod of approval, probably to Roscoe, to confirm that yes, the song had been ready to be included that night.
Hope you enjoy the video.
Kind Regards, Joan.
PS. in response to sax or violin - I think I prefer the violin - for me it enriched the songs more.
Video of 'Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye'
http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/cu ... sNoWay.mp4