Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Redheads...

Two nights. Two redheads.

Saw Kathy Griffin in concert at the Performing Arts Center. It was a sell out crowd.

I like that.

Other talented people will book into a city that supports the arts.

The night before, up in Myrtle Beach at the House of Blues, I stood in line for a long time to get inside for Bonnie Raitt. Also a packed "house."

Two entirely different performances for two entirely different audiences.

Miss Raitt truly seemed to enjoy the standing audience and the, well, standing ovations it gave her fine singing. A sign was posted "No cameras. No cell phones taking pictures."

First time I've seen cells banned.

And security was very active, appearing almost as quickly as the phones - and a few cameras - were raised.

Just the opposite at the PAC...Kathy came out posing and encouraging her fans to snap pictures.

I even used flash. Yikes.

Her humor was scathing and topical. She started with comments on "The Balloon Boy" as THAT story was still unfolding.

Well, maybe not for Wolf Blitzer.

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At Wed Oct 21, 11:58:00 PM , Anonymous Paul said...

I am a fan of Bonnie Raitt's Blues....

At Wed Nov 25, 11:02:00 AM , Blogger Pamela said...

I've found that it's usually the House of Blues that makes the rules about no photos... not the artists. There are several bands I have photographed that I know positively do not mind, yet I was not allowed to shoot them at HOB... they are almost militant about it! I REALLY have to love a band to see a show there anymore!

I LOVED it when Kathy Griffin encouraged the audience to take photos!! I wish everyone were like her!


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