Saturday, March 28, 2009

kd lang at Mondavi

I got chills when she sang this...her voice is so incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE


She was engaging, witty, funny, and incredibly entertaining. Her band is rock solid...perfect. We were in the first balcony..but couldn't see kd's face or anything..but, I know what she looks like.

The Mondavi Center? It was hot in there!! Everyone around us was fanning themselves. One guy got up to let us by and his seat had a "butt sweat" mark in it. I didn't want to look back at mine. We also thought the acoustics were a bit off...she sounded "tinny" at first..and the Wood Brothers before her certainly did~it hurt my ears sometimes. The flood lights that come from the stage to blind the audience were a bit disconcerting as well.

I wouldn't want to go to the Mondavi again unless I could get seats up close..and that is unlikely unless you become a member and give lots o cash. I have decided to pass on Patti LuPone, even though I would love, love, love to see her again. I'll stay at home in my cool house and watch a DVD of her in concert. We'll go to the Palms and see some great bands instead....where you can actually see the performer!

So, kd gets two thumbs up and the Mondavi Center gets 1 1/2 thumbs down. We gave a 1/2 thumb because it is beautiful (in a hotel kind of way) and the bathrooms were easily accessible. Friendly staff as well.

OH....we had a lovely dinner with Lori and Shari in Davis at Wok of Flame. Loved it. Get the honey walnet glazed shrimp fer sure!! All of the food was very good and the service was spot on. It was "Americanized" Chinese....but still very delicious.

BTW...I bought tickets to see It's A Beautiful Day at the Palms April 17th. 4 of the original band members ..including the lead singers (LaFlamme). Can't wait. I don't think Dave is too excited to go see them with me. :) They sang "White Bird"....anyone 'cept me remember that song?

9 comments:

Dale said...

Hallelujah! kd is so damned excellent isn't she? I was reading that Lori was headed there and it brings back great memories of seeing and hearing her perform. She's a powerhouse performer. I won't remind you that I saw Patti in Gypsy not that long ago, that would be cruel. :-)

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Dale...you bastard. Why did you have to remind me?!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Dale...just for that, I am coming to Canada for a visit. I will invite Honeypot over and we'll open a can of pork n beans, dip lays ruffles into them..smoke big ole cigars..and fart all the day long. :)

Dale said...

Around here Melly, that's called Saturday night. I'm here all week! :-)

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Dale..you so funny. I'll see ya when it gets warm up there, and honeypot has the pool set up.

janina said...

thanks so much for sharing your review. i'll see her next month and it's getting me more excited.

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Um...I guess we were in the second balcony. Hot air rises!

Pat said...

I have "White Bird" on my ipod. That album used to be a fave of ours!!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.