On Friday my sister and I went to see OMD at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. They have been a favorite of mine for years.
The Regency Ballroom is a beautiful old venue in San Francisco. I loved the chandeliers.
The funny thing is I never saw OMD in concert in the 80s, the first time was only last year. They put on a great show. Lead singer Andy McCluskey really gets in to it, dancing nearly the whole time.
We had good seats, although the show was general admission. We lucked out and went up to the mezzanine and sat close enough to see everything. Here’s a shot from my iPhone. I’m not sure why I didn’t bring a better camera.
My sister and I hung out by the tour bus after the show. I had never met my favorite band. It seemed almost silly, but I was excited, honored. Music is their love, and it is obvious in the way that they perform that this is their passion. My sister and I even talked about it on the way home – that if we could just do one thing as well as Andy sings, well, it would be a proud moment.
If you are a fan, you’ll know that they just released an album last week, titled “English Electric.” I nerded out and downloaded it the night it came out. It’s very good; I enjoy Dresden, Kissing the Machine, and Andy is a powerhouse of vocals on Metroland. At the concert, they played old favorites and newer ones. I got a picture of the play list:
Here I am with Paul:
*sigh* … So in Love …