Monday, August 20, 2007

the rufus concert

went to the rufus wainwright concert last night.

it was an outdoor concert and it rained all evening so despite the fact we were freezing messes and looked like drowned rats by the end, the concert was a grand time.

the magic numbers and a fine frenzy opened up for him, both of which were pretty darn enjoyable considering opening bands often suck badly.

i used to wait on rufus and his boyfriend on a pretty regular basis at the soho house. they were always nice as can be.

he chats a lot between songs and is terribly funny. he had several costume changes. he did some judy garland. i fell in love with his trumpet player, as is my way. a concert isn't truly a concert until i start fantasizing about the trumpet player, honestly.

a crazy german girl was singing along to every single song which would have driven me crazy but she had a lovely voice so i didn't mind.

the "encore" was literally another full set (6 songs or so).

in all, freezing rain aside, it was pretty awesome. would see him again in a second.

3 people who played with me:

Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

Always with the trumpet players.

Wasn't there a Republican one in there somewhere?

You'd think that you would have learned your lesson. :-)

8/21/2007 1:52 AM  
Blogger omar said...

The only Rufus Wainwright song I know is the one from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, "Complainte De La Butte." I'd never heard of him before that. I did like that song, though.

8/21/2007 8:25 AM  
Blogger Bridge said...

Oooh was the Judy Garland one 'Get Happy'? He did that at Glastonbury, possibly the best single event of the entire festival.

Only met him once after a gig in Liverpool - he thanked me and my freind for coming and then said how well we were dressed!!

Starstruck to this very day...

8/22/2007 5:52 AM  

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