Friday, October 14, 2011
An Evening with Gillian Welch
Last night I went to see Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings at the Roccoco Theatre with my family and some friends. The music was, as usual, beautiful and hypnotizing. At one point in the show, Gillian was telling the audience it was Dave's turn to play a song. As he fiddled with his tuning and whispered back and forth with Gillian, people shouted out song names hoping he'd play one. Just before Gillian and Dave began a song, a man from the audience yelled out "Shut the fuck up and let him play a song!" I was startled and then I couldn't stop laughing. It was so inappropriate...like something you would yell in your head and, for this guy, it just popped out. These are the times I am happy I possess a moderate degree of impulse control. That said, I left the concert with a sweet t-shirt and that sense of well-being a really great show will instill in you.