Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Nick Cave - an Australian Living Legend - can we give him a medal or something?

Last night we went and saw Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds play. And it was fantastically good. He is incredible.

We had really good seats, about six rows back to Nick's right, and the place was pretty packed. Cat Power was the support act and she was a bit of a let down. Admittedly, I only recognised a couple of songs, but she has zero charisma. She played well enough, but scored as "really, really dull" on the trusty old "dull-o-meter". Plus she was wearing a pair of ankle-high pull on white leather boots that were exact replicas of a pair I owned at 13.

But as soon as Nick walked out the atmosphere went almost electric. He was fabulous in the extreme. They played heaps of old stuff as well as some of the new stuff. He also played Deanna (which is one of my favourites) in the first encore which was unexpected.

After the show finished, we got up to leave when Jay spotted a guy from his work sitting down the front. Jay and Becc-with-two-c's went to say hi and we then realised that he was sitting with a bunch of people with back-stage passes. Apparently this guy's daughter is dating Nick's son. Unfortunately that didn't score backstage passes for any of us.

Still, we had a fantastic time, saw a lot of people that we knew and sculled warm beer at intermission. You can't get better than that.


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