If you haven't seen Once (and don't mind Irish swearing), you must! You'll probably think it's boring, unless you're cool like me. It's kind of feels like a documentary, which it sort of is, but not really. Anyway, the two main actors in the film really are Irish & Czech musicians, and they won an Academy Award for Best Original Song ("Falling Slowly") which is in the brilliant low budget movie.
Anyway. They came to Eugene (of all places) a couple of weeks ago. The show sold out a month before the concert, but I purchased mine early. Lorelei was suppose to be my companion, but she had to move that weekend, so Ryan filled in.
Here's our pre-show excitement:
The opening duo were a couple of Irish guys. A piano/ tamborine/ penny whistle player who looked like a hot Yanni (if that's possible). And an older guy with missing teeth in a karate/ Mexican pueblo outfit (complete with a dragon stitched in black on one of the pant legs) who played some kind of crazy drum while standing on one foot.
Glen played his first song (which is also the first song in Once) by himself way in front of the mic, so he wasn't amplified at all, nor was his guitar - he doesn't really need amplification.
Had to throw an artsy one in:
Marketa is back on the piano...
But they switched spots a couple of times...
They kept looking adoringly at one another.
It was very sweet.
I wanted in on the sweetness.
So I looked lovingly at the sub that I was leaning against.