Saw Bruce Cockburn in concert last night here in Sandy
Eggo. Haven't seen
him since he was here last, 6 some years ago. Sure have
missed the experience.
Much more electric concert than I've ever seen him do. Very cool (who says you get mellower as you get older?!). He played for over 2.5 hours, till midnight. 1st encore: (very acoustic) 'pacing the cage,' then 'dialogue with the devil' (which he said helped him understand why he wrote 'pacing'). 2nd encore: i found my thrill on blueberry hill. what a GREAT rendition.
Incredible young bassist and drummer. Noth shined and way more than stayed up with bruce's intense, flowing music. The bassist pulled out a very cool electric stand-up bass for a coupla songs.
Only one pre-1980 song ('dialogue with the devil'). I'm a HUGE fan of the first decade, so I was a bit disappointed. But I still walked away filled, and in awe of his graceful lyricism and musicianship.
Now the interesting observations: the crowd (about 400-500, yes gulotta?) was mostly aged hippies (reformed and not--in appearance). Lots of droopy body parts, mine included. A bunch started leaving about 10:15 (gotta get the babysitter home, I imagine).