and I had a nice outing. What a great concert! It was at the beautiful Palace Theatre in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. David Byrneand company, of which there were lots on stage, put on a high energy and entertaining show.
While I can't say that Mr. Byrne left everything on the stage, like some other bands that I've seen, you can tell he is a seasoned professional and had a very polished act, complete with dancers, backup singers and multiple musicians, you certainly got your money's worth in this show. His interest in all aspects of entertainment, music, stage and film were certainly evident last night. Lights and dancers were used for complete dramatic effect.
Seasoned professional, class act that he is, he came out on the stage in elegant all white. His voice is still strong and very recognizable. He played mostly from his newest album with Brian Eno, who by the way, seems to be an inspiration for lots of artists, of which I like. But, when he reverted to his Talking Heads days, he really brought the house down. "Burning Down the House" and "Same as it Ever Was" had the crowd all up on their feet and dancing.
Mr. Byrne came back for 4 encores-unheard of to me. He seemed to really be pleased that he had such an appreciative audience and might have been somewhat surprised that people in Kentucky would bring him back on stage so often. I wish I had taken a picture of one of the band members filming the crowd, while requesting one of those encores.
At one point he performed a song while all on stage sat in chairs! I wondered if this was to calm the house down, as people were standing and dancing a lot by then.
It was an unforgettable night and one that preceded today, which bring lots of tests and hopefully for a few months at least, our last visit to the hospital for Jenni. My goodness life does go on.