well. i am satisfied. what an incredible night. i’m still in such a state of happy that i kind of feel like i did on election night. in fact, seeing david byrne was an amazing topper to that experience. 2008 has been a pretty damn remarkable year.
we got out of the house quickly and without much conflict. we were crunched for time for eating, so we scooted over to raleigh and, with 20 minutes to eat, stumbled into a lebanese restaurant called “sitti,” which coincidentally is also my grandmother’s (or my great aunt’s; thinking about it now i can’t remember) nickname. a good sign. so we scarfed down some appetizers and drinks and made it to the show with a ballin’ parking spot and perfect timing, found our seats in the middle of a row with some fun people and some people who didn’t want to be there (only one person obviously didn’t want to be there). there were 105 minutes of straight rocking followed by 3 encores and 4 bows.
there were 3 backup singers, 3 backup dancers, 2 drummers, one keyboardist and one bassist. and one magic david byrne. and rock, and liveliness and intergenerational unity. i’d say, of everyone there, the demographic having the best time was bald dudes. so i’m glad to know that dad had a great time when he got to see db a couple months ago.
and as a special treat: