Last night, I went to see Anneke van Giersbergen and I think it was one of the best concerts of my life. First of all, we had row 2 seats so I could count her eyelashes. She was playing with an Icelandic band called Arstidir and it was an incredible show. You can get a taste of it the music here .
My companion was a huge fan and began crying during some of the songs. Luckily, I had tissues with me and could helpfully offer them to her during those delicate moments. I wasn’t moved to tears but I could easily understand how you would be, especially if you have been a long time fan.
She (Anneke) told stories throughout and she was funny and self deprecating. The music was breathtaking and her connection with the audience was amazing. The theatre only holds 450 people so you really felt connected.
Of course, afterwards, we were much too wound up to just simply bicycle away in the night to our respective corners of the city so we ended up closing down two bars. Pretty impressive for a Tuesday evening. 😉 We had a lot to talk about – everything from ANNEKE to culture and immigration to families to music. It was a really good evening and I was glad to get the chance to get to know her better.
Home at 3AM and at work at 9AM. That is one thing I can say for myself – if I stay out late, I still make it to work on time 😉
It is sunny today so everything is looking good 🙂 Henry is recuperating nicely – they didn’t have to steal his teeth so that was a plus. Okay, back to work because I just had to get my ANNEKE out 🙂