The lights were absolutely stunning. Flashes of blue shone on the ceiling like shimmery ice water, green petals mixed with white, a disco ball sparkling throughout the entire auditorium. Strips of gold blinked quickly, chilling azure glisten down on my favorite song, spectacular smooth-as-glass rainbow colors captivate my attention. The starry background switched hues from red to purple during few sets of songs. I have never seen anything like this moment. Never!
His music was haunting. The blast from the large speakers made my heart leap into my throat, but I didn't care. I even had both hearing aids on, instead of off, because it was so loud. There were acoustic and electric guitars, drums, keyboard, piano. David alternated with his acoustic to the black piano between songs. Even once he pulled out a harmonica for "Now And Always". I sang softly to the lyrics as if I knew the words. The melody is so intensifying, so beautiful that it makes you want to cry. So I did.
It took me about thirty seconds to realize he was playing "Freedom". Maybe I'm more used to the cello, because there wasn't one tonight. But instantly tears sprang to my eyes and dropped. I hadn't expected this, for him to play his most inspiring song. The one that helps me out of writer's block so often. It's actually on right now.
When "Nemesis" came on, the beads released again. I felt so overjoyed that he played the best song on his new album. The pink phosphorescent behind him complimented the music. It turned to violet, and eventually the starry background returned. It lasted about ten minutes, and that's what I love about him. He can make a three minute song into ten while being live. He improvises with the harmony, and it comes out exactly right.
I somewhat expected "From Here You Can Almost See The Sea" to operate in the end, because I read one of his interviews saying he really enjoyed producing that song. Still, I was shocked to hear it. My heart shuddered from happiness, I could barely hold back my biggest smile. But this time, I didn't shed a tear. Maybe a small one, but it went unnoticed. I clutched to my blue necklace, because this song holds so many precious memories. Everytime I whispered to the chorus, my voice quivered with delight. My stomach did twenty somersaults. When I hear the best song in the world, I can only think of that one day when the memories happened...
"Fugitive", "Babylon", "You're The World To Me", "Be Mine", "Sail Away", "Nemesis", "Stella The Artist", "Freedom", "Ain't No Love", "From Here You Can Almost See The Sea", "Flames Turn Blue", "The Other Side", "Draw The Line", "Please Forgive Me", "This Year's Love", "First Chance", "Now And Always", "We're Not Right", and "You're The One I Love" were featured.
I am so glad I didn't miss this show. He had such a high energy, even though he performed for three nights straight before. I recorded every song even though you weren't supposed to. Like that stupid rule will stop me. I must've been the youngest one there, I'm fourteen. David is the reason I appreciate sound (I'm almost deaf), and music altogether. He inspires me to write well enough to accept it. He is the only pure and natural singer you can find. Forget Hannah Montana. Forget Justin Bieber and those Hollywood people. David Gray is someone you should listen to nonstop for the best music you'll ever hear. The music is just… wordless. The way he moves is awesome. The way he connects with the audience is unshakeable. The vocals make me breathless. This is one night I will never forget.
Submitted by LoVe5EmiLy on March 19, 2010