I just saw 3 brandi shows and meant to write about each show individually, but there just wasn’t enough time. This past week has been a whirlwind of driving to shows and then racing back for work/class. I shouldn’t be too surprised that I ended up sick….
10/27 Vancouver BC:
I made 2 new friends, that invited me to join them for the Canada show. Granted I’m only a few hours from the border, but this still counts as my first “out-of-the-country” show!
I had a blast…. the club was small, just the way I like them.
The best part came after the show though… My new friends and I wondered back by the bus to meet the band. We were the only ones and security didnt say a peep to us. Because I’m hard-of-hearing, I’ve never had a real conversation with the band. Usually theres too much background noise, so I just smile and do my best to follow along. We had about 10 min with each band member, and they must have been surprised by how much I actually talk! lol.
I wont get into details, but there was one humerous moment I’ll tell…. we were given old posters from thier Filmore gig, its a drawing of someone laying on the grass, looking up through some binaculars. At least, I think that’s what those are….. At first I thought it was a guy, but then saw the painted lipstick…. “oh, its brandi!…. hmmm… this doesn’t look like her though.” So I called out to her as she was walking away, “hey Brandi, is this suppose to be you??” She started laughing… “just draw the gap in my teeth!”
10/30/07 Bellingham, WA
This was my favorite show of the 3. I had a 2nd row ticket, but was able to sit in the front row with my friends cause someone didn’t show up. Yay! Here’s another first….. I’ve never been front row at a show. I purposely hang back a little, to help hide the camera. Happily cameras were allowed here……
There is a part in the show where they walk to the edge of the stage, and sing acapella. wow….. I felt like they were practically playing in my lap! I have some really great photos from this show, and hope to get them up soon.
Brandi drove herself up for the gig and brought her dog Bailey. CUTE! Shes a doberman.
During A Fine Frenzys set, the band came out during their last song and tried to fly electric helicopters on the stage….Bailey was following Brandi all around while she tried to get hers to fly….lol. I took video of this, but you cant tell whats going on.
11/2/07 The Paramount Seattle
I had such mixed feelings at this show. By this point I was sick, tired, and SAD. Its always sad to see a tour end… especially when you know the band is going off the world, and there’s no US dates scheduled. At the same time I was HAPPY for her….. the paramount is HUGE. 3,200 people, and she sold it out. And wow, shes going to go to all these great places and turn on a whole new league of fans….. Guess there’s just that selfish part of me that doesn’t want to share her yet 🙂
The show was surreal (its size AND because I use to work there) and they absolutely rocked the place……
This did remind me of why I go to such distances to see her. Looks like I need to get a passport soon!