Go Annie! Go Annie! Go Annie!

I think that I’ve said this before. However, it bears repeating. Annie Lennox is a goddess. Courtland and I went and saw her play last night at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. She was AMAZING. Her voice was perfect. Live, she has does these little intonations and flourishes that don’t appear on her records. It was such an amazing performance. I waited 20 years, but I finally got to see her sing Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). She did a lot from Diva, Little Bird has never really been one of my favorite songs of hers. I mean, it’s OK, but last night changed my opinion on it forever. I’ve seen lots of pre-recorded performances of hers but live her voice resonates emotion in tidal waves. She did a really rocked up version of Missionary Man(from Revenge), followed by I Need A Man, (from Savage). And when I say really rocked up, now, Missionary Man is not a lie down in the sheets balad….I mean a REALLY rocked up version. As Court put it, you just felt her go into “Rocker Chick” mode and WOW! She did do Pavement Cracks from her latest album (Bare) but not a whole lot else from it.

Oh, and Sting played too. I’ve seen him 4 times now, it was his 53rd birthday. I hope he had a good one, but he was (and has been in my opinion of the last 2-3 albums of his) way off his game.

Can you tell I really liked seeing/hearing Annie Lennox?? OMFG.