Currently dashing the hopes of my parents. (lolasenvy) wrote,
Currently dashing the hopes of my parents.

David Byrne at Chastain Park 20 September 2008

The past two days have been crazy-exciting, amazing, and awesome. I went to Atlanta yesterday morning to meet with my friend yellowmono and go to see David Byrne, or as I should put it:

I got to see David FUCKING Byrne live. OMFG!

Ahem, anyway, so we went all over Atlanta, and I got to try some amazing beer at a place called 'Twain's' which had this high alcohol volume, so it was quite yummy AND it put me on my ass. Awesome. So we got ready, and went to Chastain Park to see the show. Chastain now have a Whole Foods vendor, so we got to eat this amazing dinner, which was very reasonably priced and then the show started. David played a mix of stuff from the new album with Talking Heads and solo work, and he had these great dancers onstage with him.

The entire place was very mellow and laid back, and I'm always made very happy to be in any place with other people who feel passionately about this sort of art. I don't get a lot of that at home, so it was worth it. David did four encores, and ended the show very simply by playing my fave song off the new album, titled 'Everything That Happens' with a minimalist performance. It was amazing, and I thought I'd be a big weepy mess, but I found instead that I was just so hgappy to be there that crying seemed the farthest thing from my mind.

I videoed a fair ammount of the show, and included them

Life is Long

The River

Once in a Lifetime

Take Me to the River, Part 1

Take Me to the River, Part 2

Previously Unheard Track! (First Time Performance, not on any album. I don't know the name)

Encore Number One!

Final Encore - Everything That Happens

I also uploaded the new album for anyone who doesn't have it. It is titled, 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today' and is amazing. A far cry from 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' and leaves one with a deeper, more profound emotional resonance. At least it did for me, as I cried when I heard it the first time. Download it here.

After the concert, we went to this great place called 'The Brick Store' where I had a few to drink and we talked to some really great people, including a really great guy who was at the concert. It was really nice to talk to intelligent people who shared my interest, and they seemed to be out and about. My friend and I chatted until the wee small hours and then crash out. She even took me to brunch this morning at this beautiful little cafe in Cabbagetown before I had to catch my transport home.

Alas, tomorrow is Monday, and with it comes fanfic to write, emails to send, plans to make and deadlines to meet. With nine days to go, there is much to be done. However, when I think of all the wonderful people I will meet, and all the amazing places I am going to, I cannot help but feel my most underused emotion. I am hopeful. I promise, a videopost about this is coming in the next few days.

All in all, my weekend was spend listening to great music, drinking delicious beer, having fun and best of all, it was spent in the warmth of truly great company. I had an amazing time, and if this is an omen (we all know what I think of them) of things to come, this upcoming trip might just be too much Heaven.We'll have to wait and see. Well, I hope if you wanted to see the show or you're discovering David, this made your day. Spread the word, his music is made to be enjoyed. I'm off to more of the same: good food, loved people, and cracking my new copy of Arboretum by David Byrne.

Hope your weekends were good, and my love to all of you.

Tags: atl, concert, david byrne, music, videos
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