Friday, May 13, 2011
You can have a dark side...
He had a 50 piece orchestra with him, which I was a bit concerned might be too overpowering, but it wasn't, the arrangements were great, and the sound good enough to catch most if not all of his witty lyrics.
He is irreverent to say the least, an there was definitely a sharp intake of breath around the place when he placed a copy of the Holy Koran next to a copy of Harry Potter to discuss what made a book sacred. His virtually one work expletive lyric to The Pope Song is best looked up, and is definitely not suitable for work!
The lighting was fantastic, and the show featured some new stuff, my favorite being "Cont" which had all of us cringing until he discovered the missing half of the lyrics which put it all into "Context". You'll have to see him to get that one!
Dark Side provided a spectacular finale with the poor piano getting a lot of hammer from his feet as well as his hands, and after a standing ovation we got the now traditional encore of the very simple and beautifully cheesy White Wine in the Sun.