I didn’t quite realize how much this show meant to me until I was on the ferry to Vancouver and thought to myself “If she sings Shake It Out or All This and Heaven Too, I will cry.”
And I did. Just hearing the first chord of Shake It Out bowled me over in a way I didn’t expect, and jumping along to Dog Days gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
The quality of Florence’s voice is overwhelming for me. She’s so talented and it was kind of an ordeal to even get to see her (got tickets for a show in Vegas that circumstances prevented me from getting to, then she lost her voice last week and cancelled two festivals), that I was just grateful to finally be there. Add to that the fact that my brother and his girlfriend got there so early that we were only about 30 feet away from the stage, and you’ve got a pretty happy Guillemets. Deer Lake Park in Burnaby is a pretty decent venue, too. The grass slopes toward the stage at just the right angle so us short folk can mostly see over the heads of people in front of us.
It was so good that I’m trying to figure out if I can get to any more of the shows on this tour. I’d go see her every week if I could. 21 months ago