viernes, abril 18, 2008

Gypsy Kings

Trust me - this is not going where you think it is ;-)

Having had my choice of concert to attend last time, and choosing Marilyn Manson (live in Paris), it was not my turn this time. Imagine the terror when I found out that it was to be a Symphony Orchestra.

Firstly, I have no issue with classical music but, attending a concert along with 500 or so very old people did not appeal to me in the slightest. I had visions of being stuck in a room full of old people telling me to 'Sssshhhh' at every given moment as they had their hearing aids turned up full blast.

Arriving at the venue did nothing to allay my fears. We got stuck in the equivalent of a sprint race for lavender-scented snails. Looking on the bright side I figured, the Grim Reaper should be working the door selecting people as they hobbled in - "and YOU can stay behind at the end" etc.

Once inside, we took our seats amongst what I could only describe as a PG Tips Tea Party. The Orchestra eventually wandered onto stage and started warming up.

Then they started playing - and bloody hell they were good. Firstly, yes they were playing classical music, but interspersed with Gypsy music given the aid of a 100 piece Orchestra.

The sense of enjoyment they were having at playing was contagious and then, when they started to encourage the audience to clap the beat in participation the room went wild.

Two and a half hours later, after several standing ovations, and three encores. The evening finally came to an end.

If you have to attend only one concert this year, you really should consider seeing The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra .

To put it quite simply - THEY ROCK

13 comentarios:

john.g. dijo...

Sounds good, my Gothic friend!

john.g. dijo...

Oh, FIRST!

Sewmouse dijo...

They sound wonderful
I'll keep an eye out to see if they come to my neck of the planet.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Fookin Ell - I've never been called a "Gothic friend" in my life

JG -> Now I don't know whether to weep or crucify a hamster

Sewmouse -> If you are unable to attend a concert, I will ensure a DVD is forwarded to you (assuming I can bribe the right people)

Brom dijo...

You can't beat live music - you really can't in any form, if it's performed well - it's worth listening to.

Glad you enjoyed it, not meade for future ref.

ohh like the new decor by the way.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Brom -> you know as a fellow 'muso' that if I say it's good there's a reason. As for the decorators - lazy bastards got it right in the end

Daphne Wayne-Bough dijo...

Glad your ageist prejudices were smashed to smithereens, and might I remind you you're no spring chicken yourself. I suppose Budapest is near enough to Transylvania for your purposes.

Mr Farty dijo...

You feelin' all right, Mr Goth sir? Only I can't remember the last time you approved of anything...at all.

Live music is unbeatable.

*makes mental note to write a post about Girls Aloud later this year*

*and mention the music too*

JolietJake dijo...

Hello, I see you've painted your room black, but is it really black or dark dark purple or blue like M&S socks?

Stacie dijo...

why Goth...I do believe you're growing up! :P Given my choice though, I still want to see Marilyn.
Stacie

PI dijo...

So glad it turned out well but it brought to mind a period when I was obliged to attend the Festival Hall regularly, for a period of months, when I yearned to go to the theatre instead. Your trip sounds great.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Daphne -> I'm not ageist - I just don't like smelly old people

Mr F -> I do approve of some things but Girls Outloud are not one of them

JJ -> It's Gothic Pink - get your eyes tested you old hippy

Stacie -> Not exactly growing up - next on the agenda is Rage Against The Machine

Pat -> I wasn't really 'forced'to go - I think co-erced is a better description

Anónimo dijo...

Bueno, no hay un problema en que le gusta Marilyn Manson, pero Marilyn Manson no es Goth.....?
La música clasica, en realidad, sí, es mucho más Gothic tan Manson. Por favor, lo "Google". Manson = black metal/shock-rock.
Pero, me gusta Manson tambien. :) jejeje.