25 June 2011

Michael Bublé

It has been a LONG time since I've been to a big stadium tour.  When I heard that Michael Bublé was coming to town though, I knew that wanted to be there.  And since homebase is the one who first tipped me off on him, I thought getting us tickets for Mother's Day would only be right.  We did a pre-show meal and drink at Django and it was out of sight.  My drink "The New Frenchie" was marvelous, homebase had champange and I had the "3 Little Pigs", pork tenderloin with ham, bacon, cornichons, mustard and a egg on it.  As soon as we got to our seats my mom runs into a friend of hers from high school so that was a fun start to the night. The show was totally fantastic.  Naturally 7 handled the opener duties magnificently.  There were great to listen to and watch perform.  Check them out.  There was a short break before Michael came and just seconds before the lights went dim, security brought his wife right by us!  We had floor seats right by the sound booth and she was escorted to her seat in the booth.  I wouldn't have known but homebase was quick to recognize her.  And even though our seats were towards the back of the floor, Michael come out and did 3 or 4 numbers from a little stage in front of the sound booth so we were super close for those songs.  It was pretty great. He opened with "Cry Me a River" and the opening of that song is so bad-ass that it almost gave me goosebumps.  He dedicated "Home" to all the servicemen and women abroad and as he finished that song, a picture of the downtown Des Moines skyline shone on the video screen.  It was a cool touch and took everyone by surprise.  During one song, his trumpet player popped up and was spotlighted in the handicapped section to play his solo.  There was an firework explosion, a confetti shower, over-sized beach balls, three short little mini-covers of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feelin'" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and a shout out to Ferris Bueller's Day Off with "Twist & Shout".  He was very appreciative to the audience and returned for a three song encore, doing "Feeling Good", "Me and Mrs. Jones", and "Song For You."  The coolest moment of the show was during the very last song.  Towards the end of the song the curtain drops and his band is faded out and the lights are all killed except for a spotlight on him.  And he sings the last chorus to the entire house completely un-miked.  Fantastic finish to a great show. (even though he didn't sing my favorite "Lost").

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed every minute of that concert. Thank you very much for my ticket and a fun night. So cool to see live music.