Tuesday, February 17, 2009
David Byrne rocks!
On Valentines Day we went to David Byrne in concert. The show was officially titled 'David Byrne performs Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno' which is a bit of a mouthful.
What a great show it was. JK declared it one of the best concerts he's been to in New Zealand. Not only was David in great voice, but the show was very lively, with crazy dancers whirling and wheeling around the stage.
Half way through Neil Finn came on for a duet on 'Heaven'. DB introduced him so "In Japan they have a thing called a Living National Treasure, here in NZ they have the 'bloke down the road', and here he is...".
Each song had a new aspect. One was performed with David and all the dancers sitting on office chairs wheeling themselves around the stage, another was sung with him and all the band running on the spot, a bit like one of the old Talking Heads videos.
For Burning Down The House (one of the several encores) everyone came back on wearing white tutus. This clip conveys the huge amount of energy and fun that was had by all the performers.
And the view from my pozzie..