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 Post subject: Re: Brandi Carlile
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:47 pm 
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That's great news, Mis! You'll do great!

And thank you for the little report Edel!


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Indeed - thanks for the report, Edel! I heard the Ireland and Scotland crowds were really into the gigs. Come on guys - where's Hoofie, Houghton, Parry, Gemma, Caz, et al.? I know you were there, you slackers!

And yeah - pure freakin oot about the gig! Not only will Brandi see it, but there are several of us playing in a sort of competitive "open mic" type deal. The crowd gets to vote and pick a "winner," and then the winner gets to play with the band on the Folsom Prison Blues number at the end of their set. :shock: Um yeah. It has to be an original song, so I just finished writing one and polishing up a couple of others. Gahaaaaaa! It's a big deal for me, because it will also be the first time I've played a formal "gig" in a proper venue with original tunes in about 9 years. Heh. I'm gonna rock it as hard as I can, though! My friend Lizzy is playing bass with me, so I'll have a pal as backup.


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Holy shizzle on a stick! Folsom? Gooodddddddd.

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Mis wrote:
And yeah - pure freakin oot about the gig! Not only will Brandi see it, but there are several of us playing in a sort of competitive "open mic" type deal.

Sorry I'm not Brandi because I'd LOVE to see and hear that!!

As Megs said, video evidence pretty please :mrg:

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Brandi Carlile-Dublin and Belfast gigs:

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 Post subject: Re: Brandi Carlile
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Great pics! I have a waistcoat just like hers, haven't worn it for years though...might dig it out now...if Brandi can rock it - so can I :p

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Thanks, Edel! And g'wan, Megs. Ya know ya wanna. :) And trust me, there WILL be video evidence. :)


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Mis wrote:
Indeed - thanks for the report, Edel! I heard the Ireland and Scotland crowds were really into the gigs. Come on guys - where's Hoofie, Houghton, Parry, Gemma, Caz, et al.? I know you were there, you slackers!

And yeah - pure freakin oot about the gig! Not only will Brandi see it, but there are several of us playing in a sort of competitive "open mic" type deal. The crowd gets to vote and pick a "winner," and then the winner gets to play with the band on the Folsom Prison Blues number at the end of their set. :shock: Um yeah. It has to be an original song, so I just finished writing one and polishing up a couple of others. Gahaaaaaa! It's a big deal for me, because it will also be the first time I've played a formal "gig" in a proper venue with original tunes in about 9 years. Heh. I'm gonna rock it as hard as I can, though! My friend Lizzy is playing bass with me, so I'll have a pal as backup.


Mis, I am SOOOOOOOOOOO bummed that i can't be at the raise the roof shows :-(

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Oooooh YEAH! "Dreams" has been added to Brandi facebook page. It's sounds soooooo bloody good. Oh hurry up album :D :D

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brandi-Carlile/8863423413

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Cor, haven't heard this before - "Oh Dear". Those twins make that song, what beautiful background vocals!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRSP5ptJ1w0

I fully believe this album is going to be mega. :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Fj3bHciog

"Honey, I think that's your hit"

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So............. a little birdie on the Brandi Carlile Againtoday forum said that you folk over at the KT forum would want to read my rambling long review of 3 of the shows Brandi did in the Uk in this past week... so here they are.... and yep, they're long........ sorry! i'll put each date in a seperate post...


Glasgow
The venue was called The Garage and they had no posters up for the show at all, and it was usually a club on a Saturday so we had kids asking us if we worked there and if there was an under 18's night on... wtf... The Q slowly but surely started to form and venue people starting appearing so i guess we were in the right place! We saw brandi and boys jump in a cab before doors open, prob off to get food etc.

Doors opened pretty much on time, but, as would become the theme a little bit, it was a bit of a shambles - i dont think these people are prepared for obsessive people! We got slowed down with our bags (and our unnamed headache tablets) and I got slowed down by my camera and having to check with someone at another desk with my email about photos - it turned out ok and my friends had saved me a spot at the front - phew!! We ended up on Tim's side - i think this might be the first time I've been on Tim's side!

i quite liked the venue, despite looking a bit like a fleapit from the outside, it was nice and clean with a row of booth seating down one side, and the bar off to the right, but with a bit of a wall inbetween kind of seperating the gig bit from the booze bit. We had a nice barrier to lean on (which is always nice) and the place started to fill up. there was a balcony bit as well that people could stand on, so all in nice it was a nice little place. Things kicked off with support act Kill It Kid - i had listened to some of their stuff on myspace, and hmmm was not really looking forward to their show - I did not like his voice at all..... hmm well, i was correct, i did not like his voice at all.... and on top of this, at this venue, I dont know if it was their sound check or what but the drums were UNBELIEVEABLY loud, like PAINFULLY loud.. i couldnt understand what he was singing and it was just painful. so painful that marina stood with her fingers in her ears and the then secuirty gave her some earplugs!! but really... we needed it. Overall their stuff wasnt bad but.. hmm pain. The girl singer was quite amusing, she wanted a plaster, and i can't believe i didn't have any of my comedy plasters with me! Anyway, due to pain, we were glad when they left....

so... Brandi and the boys, and girl....... set list:

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Late Morning Lullaby
Until I Die
Have You Ever
Dying Day
Oh Dear
Creep (? - this was not on the set list, but they played it, just not sure where)
My Song
Cannonball
Mad Man (Elton John cover)
Turpentine
Dreams
The Story
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Folsom Prison Blues
Let It be (again on the list, but they sung it)
Pride and Joy


I'd not seen the band live since November in Zurich, and I actually spent the 1st song just kind of thinking Wow! she's actually right there... and and and theres Tim, and Phil, and wow - they're RIGHT there... it was a great feeling! I thought the crowd was awesome - really really into everyone and singing along to everything without even asking... i dont think anyone at any gig i've been to has sung along to Cannonball, normally it's really silent! You could tell Brandi loved it as she just had this massive smile on her face at the end of everyone song, which was great to see. Clapping and foot stomping from the very beginning of have you ever as well, and wow, a great turpentine sing along - so so loud!

When they played 'The Story' at the end, and everyone went nuts, as she was playing facing Tim she did this silly "woo hoo face" kinda mimicing the reaction, it was so funny. I had never heard them do Mad Man at a show before and I loved it! My dad has always been an elton john fan, but i've never really know any of his earlier stuff, and I think hearing this might make me go and listen to more of his older stuff, as having listened to the original since i love it. She explained the Elton john playing on her new album story and only a few people went woo! when she said she'd worked with him and she went "oh so thats 5 people excited by that" all saracastic.. heh Saying that she was such an elton fan and having posters on her wall and stuff and kinda funnily saying that when she was little it was hard to get elton john posters for her wall.. ha

Was never sure of 'Dreams' as a choice for a single, but having heard it live i'm alot more confident in the song and like it a whole lot more - the crowd were So into it clapping and stomping along - Jon was filming the crowd for it too (and for the next two gigs too - so not sure what they're up to ) I loved it!! Alison was a new drummer for this tour and i thought she was awesome, i have to admit, Dax had something special for me on Have you Ever - but Alison seems to have a great rapport with everyone too.

i shamefully could not sing along to all of Let It Be as i don't know the word (not a huge huge huge beatles fan) but it all went very well and I loved the twins singing solo in it, they have such great voices. Phil had grown some hair and had some manly stubble too! Ha finally a way for me to tell them apart (i've not learnt yet....)

Glasgow was the only night i used my SLR - I had said to myself in the week before, that because I had not heard from, or got a yes from the other two venues, that if i got to use it in glasgow, i'd cut my losses and just enjoy the last two gigs.... and I'm so glad that (after some convincing) that's what i did. The lights were pretty great in Glasgow (well i thought so anyway) - when i first went in it looked pretty dingey, but once Kill it kid were on stage and i took a few shots I realised i could pretty much shoot 95% of the gig at 400iso, meaning alot less noise than any other gigs (brandi or otherwise) that i've ever shot. I loved it. I'm so happy with a handful of shots, and it was worth getting them and not at the other gigs.

I can't think of anything else that happened in the gig - argh! other than another geniune thank you from Brandi that they are able to come overseas and play. i tend to believe this seeing as so many americans don;t ever leave their own country..... oh oh yeah, she also pronounced glasgow like "glass cow" - how sweet Smile oh and in the audience was Jill Jackson, formely of a band called Speedway - went out with Alex parks, does her own music, played guitar with natalie imbruglia and wrote songs for melanie c - i used to have the biggest biggest crush on her ever. she was wearing a lot of make up and my mate was desperate to meet her....

After the show we wandered outside, hoping to scope out where we might meet the band, in our usual fashion. The venue did indeed turn into an nightclub, and the venue was on the main booze street in glasgow... so to be honest, i wasnt thinking she'd want to venue out to meet lots of mega drunk people. We waited around for well over an hour until we discovered their tour bus was a few streets over and back from the venue so they hadnt even gone past us, and the back of the venue was just a smoking area for the club.. we did find the tour bus (up a big hill!!!) and as me and Linda walked past we could see tim and brandi's head (the door was open), but also cultery sounds so they must have been eating... and we're not mega mega rude, so we left them to it... which was a bit sad, but oh well, not the best meeting spot!!


Photos from Glasgow (primarly - but also manchester and london - a couple of normal camera shots...apologise for the not gig shots...)
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We drove down to manchester and the drive took the expected sort of time, and was pretty smooth going - pretty much only confusion in manchester city centre, but then city centres are mostly confusing!! Our drive down was nice, i liked looking at the countryside, as its so rare that i am not driving and actually get to look at things.... we listened to old, rare and live brandi music, as well as pink and daniel bedingfield.


One of my other friends was coming to the gig, after a shower, and grabbing a subway, i headed off on foot to the venue, i think i was offiically the first person at the venue.. but due to being the rubbish one who didnt actually know where i was meant to be going, we ended up not the first in the Q... i suck butts. Luckily we had a wall bit to sit on though... Emma turned up first, and then marina and claire arrived, there was lots to look at in the streets of manchester on our way. The Q formed slowly but surely, and fun things happened like.... a shirtless man approached us saying "*beep* off"" under his breath (pronounched "fackorrf"!) which not really help his case before he even got to us. he was carrying a white rabbit. he asked us to holdhis rabbit. we all declined. he carried on up the q and tried to put the rabbit on people (he even had a water bottle in his pocket) he was met by varying degrees of go away, no, and 'go do one' - and after lots more fackorrff, he eventually went away... and tried unsuccesfully to get on a bus, and then anther bus, and then eventually got let on a bus, with his no shirt and white rabbit. poor bunny. We saw brandi and boys head off from their tour bus up the road, brandi with her sunglasses and flat cap - she makes everything look good dammit!

We were let in in good time, but not really told where to go so we all kind of followed each other to wehre we thought the room was. again, dont think they were expecting depesreat people trying to get to the front as we all rushed in. No bags were actually checked so i probably could have got my camera in, however the stage was quite high, and mic stands were inthe way so i dont think i would have got hat great photos.... (convincing myself again) - i had not been able to speak toa nyone at the venue so i decided not to risk it and just relax and enjoy the gig and not worry. We ended up on phils side for this gig (only just though! boo to people pushing in and venues being rubbish with their checking of tickets and bags - i think the change of venues confused alot of venues with looking at tickets...).

support again from Kill it Kid - which were bearable when wearing ear plugs :-) Steph, the female keyboard player/singer actually endeared herself to me alot with her story about the service station from heaven with rabbits, very sweet - and they should have let her sing more!

Set list for Manchester show:

01. Sixty Years On
02. Late Morning Lullaby
03. Until I Die
04. Have You Ever
05. How These Days Grow Long/Dying Day
06. Oh Dear
07. My Song
08. Creep (Radiohead cover)
09. Cannonball
10. Mad Man Across the Water (Elton John cover)
11. Turpentine
12. Dreams
13. The Story
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14. Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash cover)
15. Let it Be (Beatles cover)
16. That Year - on the set list but not played
17. Pride and Joy

We had written a note and put it next to phils set list of some of the new new songs and also asking for ray lamontagnes 'burn' but he said he didnt see it, and themoved his set list cos his cables were over it and covered it up! heh.

The crowd were really great again, the singing in most songs didnt seem quite so loud as glasgow but that may have been because the ceiling was lower for this gig than glasgow - this guy shouted out "YOU *beep* ROCK!" and she said "that's the best thing i've heard all day - i love when guys shout things like that" - there was also some shouting of *beep* TOOOOON! for mad man and "*beep* yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah"! i love it. someone also called the twins the twindigo boys before anything came up about the indigo girls, which made her happy i think. brandi's story about the "*beep*" mind machine was funny too. Josh was so close to us, the cello spin in folsom was practically in my face, hahaha! there was someone just behind us who was basically videoing the whole thing (not sure where that will end up) and someoen will a massive camera was there before the gig started and went before it started with a huge lens and camera i would die for saying " i dont really knwo how to use it, i've not read the instructions..." - wtf?? anyway... Dreams went down well again ( think josh filmed it this time) lots of clapping and stuff. i still think daying day would be a great first single, but what do i know? I'm not sure why that year was left off the set list - i think we were on a curfew with it being a sunday... boo!!! i can't think of anymore facts! I really enjoyed not using my camera during the gig after using it in glasgow i was happy with what i got there and just took a bit of video, but mostly just did the normal gig thing - yay!

Creep
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=61876454

Dying Day (unplugged)
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=61881601

rocking out in Folsom
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=61902610

We said our goodbyes to bex after the gig, as she was off to get mega drunk in canal st, we however, we going to try attempt number two to meet the lovely band. I chatted with Emma and her mates for a little bit outside the venue and then we headed off to stalk. It was first time for them all and i think they are proper converts - i will be making sure they go nex tome!

And well, brandi must have truley made it, as there was a guy selling fake brandi t shirts outside the show - first time i've seen them! i think he slightly mis judged his market though as they were mostly v neck vest tops and all in pastel colours and whites!!! it was the heart bicycle design with her name on. not my taste, as well as many others i guess... after a little while, he grabbed what he had left, and just lef them on the wall, and drove off!!!!

we didn't have to wait *too* long, and brandi appeared from behind the tour bus, with a big 'hey guys' before heading straight to marina Smile.. i think i babbled some mindless sh*t about "are you having a good tour?" WFT LOSER. and then got to giving her the gift i'd got her. so brandi is a big fan of never ending story, but also mentioned in a video that i saw on youtube that she loves 80s films in general and mentioned the goonies - so in my side project at conventions, i got brandi and autograph from Data and Andy from the film.... i explained it was my favourite, and how i came to get the autographs and that showed them to her and she was like "these are for me???" - ha how cruel would i be to just show them to her! haha. that amused me. she seemed geniunely blown away by it. she wanted to run and find the twins to show them. and gave me a really big hug! yay! she was like oh i can give you this signed pic (or words to that effect) and got a guitar pic out of her pic and signed it for me. I also asked her to sign a photo that I had got printed from the Zurich gig and she asked if we were going to switzerland this time around (no, too expensive! ha) - marina took my photo with her (which i love because i acutally look quite normal and brandi kind of looks like 'yay!') She gave me another hug and said something like wow i can't believe how cool this is, and said that it was one of the coolest things anyone had ever got her! - man this made me so happy Smile she said she was going to put them up in her studio Smile i wish i filmed my whole life so i didnt have to remember it in my brain, haha, it fades so easily.... damn alcohol! i wasnt sure that she liked the goonies all that much, and she was like man i looooooooooooove the goonies. i said a little bit about how they are all so surprised that everyone still loved the film, and how many i'd met (and managed to forget all the characters names even though i've seen it 400 times...) - she said someone had told her about the guy from neverending story has a tattoo parlour and she should go there to get a tattoo - it's kinda cool that she's into that whole kinda fan thing about these films... she could have totally NOT been into autographs... i really hope i can get something never ending story from geek fests for her Smile I have no idea how i reacted to her reaction i probably just so "oh your welcome" or something else retarded...

anyway, at this point i started to feel quite concious of the other people behind me, so i went away.... and we hung around while brandi chatted with everyone. she asked how we liked Alison the new drummer, and i thikn it was natalie that asked if she was permanant. brandi said something like "i *beep* hope so" - they seem to change drummers so it would be nice to stick with one huh. she got asked if she had been influienced by kd lang and would play her in a film (someone had become a brandi fan through kd) and she was like yeah shes really influenced by her and would do that, but said "but i dont think i'm butch enough" and looked over at us - heh, it was cute. others asked about playing other new songs (alison doesnt know then yet) and and she explained some of the differences between crowds here and in america. someone wanted her to play same ole you and she said that uk people don't seem to get it as well, like she'll start playing 'stand by your man' and we'll all just look at her - LOL. true i guess. she said shes alot more established with crowds there too, and the atmoshphere is very differnt, i think she said something about a'southern' atmosphere, and there just isnt that here. it was mentioned how everyone in scotland and irerland sang along with cannonball and she said its because its reminensnt of some folk tune or something, and it just seems to happen!

it was really interesting watching her with everyone - she has a lot of time and i think more artists who are still at a stage where they can meet fans afterwards should take the time to do it - this is where you get your dedicated fans.... Before she headed off she stayed for a photo with the AT forum people - which is a cute photo (in the link at the end) if a little dark (stupid camera). she asked if we were going to london, and when i said "see you tomorrow" she said "thank you so much" and gave me another hug - amazing!!



on our way back we chatted briefly to the twins and josh - i really liked Phil with more hair and stubble, as he was in my main view at manchester i was was liking it more and more and thought hey, i have quite a crush on you when you look like that! haha.


there are a couple of manchester pics in the link i posted about glasgow, but otherwise, this is all the same pics as before
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Train journey was fine, and i basically headed straight to the venue once my train got in so i arrived around 4 ish i think.

there were two other girls there who i'd met before at other gigs so chatted to them (whos name i dont remember, i'm rubbish with names) and also alison who was at glasgow (and manchester, but did not see then) - the Q formed pretty quickly today, and marina and claire joined us a bit later. Little did we know that we would not get the gig this night! after silly touts being annoying, we eventually found out that EDF engery had *beep* up and the venue (and ohter buinesseses) had no power,, and after a delay to doors opening, the gig was eventually postponed till the next day... - what an anti climax. i was not a happy bunny at ALL. the whole train journey down from manchester i was on such a high. in fact, at one point in my happily looking out of the window state, i was so happy i probably could have cried. i wish'd every day could have been like the last 2 days of gigs and hanging out and talking to brandi and stuff.

so after some disbelief, and wondering if we'd find the band... we headed over to starbucks for a drink and snack and then all headed home, ready to do it all again tomorrow.

i didnt sleep well monday night - luckily i had tuesday off to be able to go to the gig, but still had to get up at at decnt time to get myself sorted again. i didnt sleep well and had a horrid dream that load sof people were inf ront of me in the Q and we got a terrible spot at the gig (behind brandi) and half way through the gig, lots of people were leaving and brandi turned to me and said "danielle's really greedy, she used all the red wool"... WHAT??? she doesnt even know my name.... so because of that, i wanted get to the venue early early, so i arrived there just after 3.30pm....... and yep, was the first in the Q.... but once again, Q shambles at the venue. i was the first one int eh queue but because of general pick up at box office shoddiness (why cant i get it during theday??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) about 15 people went in before me, they kept me back whilst all these people went in !!!! F*CK THE F*CK OFF! grrrrr. we still got a spot at the front, but not as close to the centre as i would have liked.... meh. Whilst we were waiting to get in, we saw the twins and josh who said hi on the way in. and a little bit later, brandi came past and said hi and thanked us for coming back and said she was glad we could make it and apologised for the day before, she seemed genuiely concered with how the venue had dealt with it and how much information they had given us. She was also wearing a cool t shirt Smile I asked if they had just had to wait in the venue and sounded like they had just had to wait around allllll that time while they were trying to sort it out - sucky or what!! it was sweet of her to come and say hi - and also i had just been telling my red wool story, so glad she didnt hear it!!! haha. She said they had to hot foot it after the gig to catch a ferry....

So, time for Kill It Kid again - must say, there are one or two tracks of theres i could actually cope with (also drums not as loud!!!), i just cant get over the guys voice... but i wish them well and think they may well get some success. Just not so sure they were well placed to be supporting brandi, but maybe thats just me.... their set got cut short because they needed to set up for brandi. it was an early start i think because they had to get to switzerland.....

so..... London set list -

01. Follow
02. Late Morning Lullaby
03. Until I Die
04. Have You Ever
05. Dying Day (Acoustic)
06. Oh Dear
07. My Song
08. Mad Man Across The Water - on the set list, but not played...
09. Cannonball
10. Fall Apart Again
11. Turpentine
12. Dreams (filmed again)
13. The Story
14. Folsom Prison Blues

Encore:
15. Let It Be
16. That Year
16. Pride and Joy

the London crowd were lot quieter than the other two gigs - not silent - not dissing them in that way - it was just noticable in things like the fact that in things like have you ever - glasgow as clapping and foot stomping from the start - wheras London, it felt like just me and marina until brandi motioned for people to clap... i mean, reaction between songs was fantastic - definetly feeling the love there! i do wonder if the postponement meant that ALOT of people couldnt make it. the gig was ment to be sold out, but with the change there was tickets onthe door, and i know of a few people who couldnt make it.

Brandi apoliogsed for the previous night - see below - she seemed geninely concerned that no one had apologised yet.

Brandi chatting about the power problems
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=61876958

there was less shouting at this gig, but as i said, lots of love in the room! Dreams is just getting better and better for me, it certainly is quite addictive when played live. I'm not sure why they didnt play mad man though.... it was great to hear Fall apart again - so thanks to haruo for that - i always forget how much i love that song!

We tried to get our note to brandi this time, and also it wasnt really in a good spot for her to see, she did see it when she was tuning her guitar and gave a little smile when she did i think. We also gave Phil a friend for the night in the form of the dinosaur toy i got with my happy meal (yes, i am four), we sat it by his mic stand, and moved it to his set list in the encore break. brandi's confused smile when she saw it was amusing. I'm glad she shares my love of the goonies, because she proably wouldnt get my love of happy meal toys - haah.

Phil had shaved off the hair and beard! perhaps he didnt wnt me having a crush on him Smile

i really enjoyed Folsom tonight - she made some amusing faces (as seen on someones youtube vid) - loved it! Also love the outfit tonight (vest and wifebeater - i'm so american) first time for this outfit for one of the gigs i've been to Smile

oh and well, we've had the guitar sex, we've had phil/josh guitar/cello sex, and now we've got a bit of guitar/drum sex going on! - intense and awesome!

Pride and Joy has changed alot over time, but i couldnt really tell you in detail how. The end bit is enough to make the whole song for me, i just loved Josh's cello part in it!

Oh dear - this is not one of my favourite - i dont know why the fact that its so high means i dont like it.... hmmmm. it amuses me the way that tim stands when they are singing it though...

oh and haruo has already mentioned the funny indigo girls comments brandi made - very funny.

i'm also really glad they did 'that year' - i dont really know why this song gets me so much as there's really nothing in the subject matter that i relate to. it's just also really really got to me. i managed to video it at this gig without having to keep looking through the screen so i could enjoy the song too - and it gets me right on the brink of tears everytime. I think it's amazing and beautiful.

That Year
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=61878380

my friend at work said they thought that Follow was a bit of a 'flat' start for the gig - he had not seen her berfore, but his friend had seen her at the borderline. they did love the beginning cello part from josh though. his mate reckons that brandi may not get bigger than this because there are people doing 'similar things who are better' - hmmm not sure how i feel about that. they both expected her to be playing bigger venues by now, altho my friend at work thought she was a rising star, rather than one not getting any bigger..... I personally would love her to come over and do a symphony gig - alot of press attention there... that would be amazing.

After the gig, i think it was tim who was out in the crowd chatting to someone, i'm not sure who. i saw anotehr shirtless twin peek behind a door, and apparently brandi did too. we went outside to see if we might be able to see her, but with them having to rush ti switzerland having stayed here an extra day, we thought she would not have time to hangout. she did come out about 30.45mins after the end of the gig, we were not standing near the other 15 or so people she said hi to them all, shook a few hand and said thanks again for coming back, as we walked over she greeted us with anotehr "hey guys!" and then she had to jump in a cab with alison.. big smiles again and off she went with a wave from all of us Smile a little while later the twins came out and we said hi and chatted a little. i asked if they'd been able to do anything with their night last night after the show got cancelled and they said they'd hung out with brandi at the hotel and watched Angels and Demons - but didnt recommend it!! They're both really nice guys.phil said he had seen the dinosaur at the beginnin of the show and noticed it migrated in the break - heh - i'm such a loser.....

my adrealine was certainly running out by this point, and a headache was kicking!! oh well! the price we pay...

THE END!
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