This is definitely one of the BEST Brandi shows I have ever seen. I can’t remember the last time I have seen a show, that had me surprised and delighted from beginning to end.
Usually we only have one, or two new songs to chew on….. but this time, we had FIVE! It was pretty much a rock show the whole time, breaking only for a short acoustic set (one song being sung acapella), and for Brandi’s piano debut.
A Fine Frenzy was the opener…. although I’m not crazy about some of the songwriting (I own the album), I still enjoyed it. The singer seems like a sweet girl… and the drummer was awesome. I spent alot of time watching him, trying to figure out where all the extra beats were coming from (apparently they all came from his feet…. but to me it looked like he was “faking it”)
Their song, “Almost Lover” is incredible.
My trip was a good time. I ran into a woman that I met in Portland earlier this year. She was seeing Brandi for the first time, drove out to a show just because she loved “the story” (song). It was a acoustic gig, and she sat next to me in this little tiny theater (Mississippi Studios) . When Brandi started playing “the story”, I looked over to see her headbanging to the chorus. LOL.. I loved it…
And nope, it didn’t rain 🙂