Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Let's fall in love...

Last night was incredible! We were able to go see Diana Krall perform at Red Rocks amphitheater. I have never been there before and the setting made the concert that much more enjoyable. From our seats we had an incredible view of the stage, most of the Denver metro area, and the huge red rock formations surrounding us. As darkness fell, the lights of the city twinkled in the distance. The small hiccup with this open air theater was the rain that started about halfway through the opening act that just continued to fall harder as the concert went on. Even the performers were getting wet and had to move the instruments back further on the stage. :) It made for lots of fun song quotes during their jazz improvisations: singing in the rain, raindrops keep fallin' on my head, and stormy weather, among others. We didn't mind the weather too much huddled under our umbrella. We totally enjoyed cuddling and there was a very intimate feeling as a result. We saw the true definition of a "fair weather fan" as people kept getting getting up to leave. I thought it was making the memory of the amazing night that much more distinctive.

The opening act was trumpeter Chris Botti. He was fantastic -- such a beautiful tone! His band was rockin', especially the guitarist and the drummer. The acoustics were incredible and I loved the way the trumpet echoed off the rocks. I am thinking we need to get some of his recordings.

And what can I say about Diana?!? She has mad keyboard skills! On her CDs it is easy to focus on her singing, but live, you can't ignore her amazing piano chops. Everything about her seems absolutely effortless. She really gets to the heart of the music. I loved all of the songs she sang. I think my favorite was... okay I just loved everything! I am so glad we were able to go and see her. I had waited almost 10 years to hear her live and even sitting out in the rain, it was totally worth it!


Liz said...

Wow, I'm sooo jealous! What an awesome experience, definitely once in a lifetime! Thanks for sharing how it went. Very, very *very* cool!

The Dobrons said...

I LOVE Chris Botti---I would love to see him--anyway, this is Krystal--kacy's sister--I will add my comment here to your previous post----boy have we all been there with days like that. It's nice to know I'm not the only one. Hang in there---just try focusing on the good days because there are many. And when you sometimes wish you could "punch out", I think--but I don't miss the cute things they do, while my husband is away--I see the changes and growth. Anyway, you're doing your best and that's all that matters!!!