i like k.d. lang at spoletoMan, the Gaillard Auditorium was packed last night with thousands of happy people,
Her producer announced that the Sousa-inspired music was selected by Ms. lang.
She moved around the stage, favoring all sections, and was on the apron at the front edge a lot.
It was obvious she was enjoying herself and wanted to be even closer to her adoring fans.
The crowd sang along on many of her songs and shouted encouraging words of love and devotion.
I was fortunate to have a seat right in the middle of the front row so had an excellent vantage point to see, hear and take pictures.
Yes. the signs out front stated "No FLASH Photography."
My digital camera works well in low light so no flash is required.
Nobody had mentioned that k.d.lang works barefooted.
I was watching her emotional face as she sang.
It was quite a while before I noticed she was not wearing shoes. "Casual Friday" on a Sunday night.
This was certainly a Spoleto-level performer and a quality production.
However, toward the end of the show, security was suddenly in people's faces, telling them "No cameras allowed."
There was obviously a mix-up in communications.No obnoxious flashes had marred the show but even iPhones were being banned.
There was a nice moment when all the members of the Siss Boom Bang quintet came forward and joined lang for a close harmony number.
Two ladies seated near me were ready with a lang record album cover and a pen. They wanted an autograph and were eager to catch her eye.
We all stood at the end of the show and moved closer to the stage. I reached up and Ms. Lang handed me her guitar pick. Wow.
I hope the ladies got their album signed.
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I am sure many in the Auditorium wanted to be in my seat in the front row. The secret is ............
Sometimes you get very, very lucky.