The last week has been so insanely busy that finding time reflect on anything, let alone write about it, has been impossible. This is why despite having attended an unreal concert last Monday night, I’m just getting to blogging about it now.
Tracy thought it was about time that I had my City and Colour cherry popped, so when she scored two tickets front and centre for the upcoming show, she was kind enough to invite me to join her. Tracy may very well be Dallas Green’s ultimate fan. His music has owned her heart for years and it excites her very much when she can help somebody else discover and appreciate it.
Flash to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. February 15, 2010.
Enter Dallas Green.
What can be said about the genius that is Dallas Green? In a few words- phenomenal, mesmerizing, talented beyond belief. I’ve listened to his records on repeat but hadn’t seen him live and wasn’t sure exactly what to expect.
He opened with “Comin’ Home.” I had goosebumps from the get go.
As it turned out, I was thoroughly entertained and moved by the show from start to finish. Dallas is an incredible performer. Not only is his voice right on the money, he interacts charmingly with the crowd. He’s telling jokes, stories and making everybody feel important between every song. It struck me just how very humble and down to earth he is, especially being who he is and given how successful he has been.
For the encore, Dallas returned to the stage to sincerely thank the audience again for all the continued support and genuine enthusiasm. He took a breath and belted out a rendition of Son House’s “Grinning In Your Face” that was sincere and affecting.
The evening was made up of equal parts competent music, wry humour and genuine appreciation. I look forward to the next show with great anticipation.