Well, what can i say? About the Scritti Politti gig last thursday in Paradiso, Amsterdam. It was:
I noticed a girl with pink hair, i had seen her in de Balie, where she walked out pretty fast. She turned out to be Karren, who i had talked to before over email. We had a little chat, and whoah, Green entered the room. I sorta watched from a distance, saw some old Cupid & Psyche and Provision albums being signed. Not my type of thing really, not that kinda fetishist.
Decided to walk up to the front, where i had a little chat with a dutch girl who was there just by chance. The crowd was quite mixed, but i guess the average age was 30-40 years. But still, some young people there too. I'm not sure what the time was when they started playing, but it was close to 20.00. I still have to get used to the songs, its so different being at a live gig as opposed to listening to music safely at home with no distractions. I dont' have a favourite yet, but sofar i like the uptempo songs better than the slow ones. The one that has a habit of sticking in my mind is Robin Hood. Jesus keep your love away form me Definitely singalong. If you want to see/hear for yourself, just check out the videos.
It was over too soon. Even two encores were not enough. But yeah, that was it. I chatted some more with Karren, and also talked a little with Alys, Green's girlfriend. Whe Green came up, i finally managed to ask for a picture, which Alys took. To me thats just so embarrasing, but at the same time, it does mean something. Its just weird this confrontation between a private and public world. Glad i had the nerve to ask, but its not like i'm gonna hang this picture on the wall or something. On the contrary, i can hardly watch it.
Things were heading to a close, the hall was emptying. I was preparing myself for maybe a last drink somewhere and than go home. Karren said she was going to dinner with the band and said we might join too. I wasn't really believing that, but we waited for a bit. Suddenly Green came up and asked us where this restaurant was they were going to eat. And yeah, if we wanted to join? Not something i had to think about for a long time, so there we went to a really nice Turkish restaurant just a few minutes away from the Paradiso. It was pinchtime!
Looking back now, a couple of days later, hangoverfree. What can i say? An evening for the books, or better even, this website. And some pictures to prove it. ****big smile****