Thorough exhaustion, and Crowded House joy…

The lack of sleep last night followed by the early morning work shift (early for me, considering I work nights usually) followed by dinner with sirreal13, cyn, peekaboo, templier, daruba, The Weirmier (aka Bryan,) and Mike’s co-worker, (complete with fine wine that made me tipsy,) followed by an intensive concert of sweet Finn goodness, followed by the streetcar ride home has all added up to my being incredibly, dreadfully exhausted. Tomorrow is a similar sort of day, hopefully without the lack of sleep prequel. Tomorrow’s not quite as fun, since there’s no Finn Brothers to look forward to.

Speaking of the Finn Brothers… I have to reiterate this to myself. There must be absolutely nothing in the world more incredible as a performer than being onstage singing one of your songs and being able to pause and just listen to the audience sing it with you, and then without you. To have had that sort of impact on that many people… just incredible.

They did a lot of stuff from the new album as well as some older Finn stuff, but they also threw in I got You from the Split Enz days and peppered it all with a good serving of Crowded House. I’d have to say that Weather With You, Four Seasons in One Day and Better be home soon (my, and apparently many other people’s, favourite Crowded House tune) were the best part of the show for me. There was some great energy in that room – Massey Hall is an incredible venue. It really does sound kind of like a cathedral.

The other observation I made during the show, one that really stood out to me, had to do with the group of people at the show with me. We were all pretty much 25-34 or so. Very few people seemed to be under 25 at least. I got a strange feeling from the whole thing… but I can’t exactly describe it right. It was sort of like these people had to be there to hear the songs they remembered because they just weren’t touched by the things they listen to these days. It was a strange kind of emotional vibe, anyhow. I wish I could put it into words.


  • sirreal13

    July 27, 2004 at 5:03 am

    I’m really glad you summoned the energy to get over to the Butler’s Pantry. Sounds like a great concert.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      July 27, 2004 at 9:12 am

      It was lots of fun, as was seeing you. 🙂