Monday, June 26, 2006

Dierks Bentley

Dierks, on the other hand, was amazing. Even from SOOOO far away. As you know I’ve seen him twice now. Once when he opened for George Strait in Vancouver when he was still a relative nobody. At that show I was impressed with his energy and how he interacted with the crowd. In October he was …I’m struggling with an adjective for how good that show was. It was at the Commodore in Vancouver. Maybe it was the small intimate venue, maybe it was the fact that everyone was there to see him, maybe it was that I was right beside the stage for the whole night. In any case that show is currently, hands down, the best one I’ve been to yet. BUT in the past almost seven months, Dierks has punched his show up with a TON of energy. Touring with Kenny has rubbed off in a great way. He OWNED that stage! Moving all over, totally reving up the crowd (if you could call it that considering the stadium was FAR from full) and doing flat out amazing. Again, I really couldn’t hear the words or him speaking so I didn’t get as much from it as I could have. The music to his new song “Free & Easy” (which I’ve heard a lot about on the fan club message board) sounded good but I still don’t know what the lyrics are. From what I got the bluegrass version of “My Last Name” was good but I know I missed out on a lot.

Having seen him from so close in October really helped me to enjoy his show that much better. Even though he was really far away, I KNOW what he looks like up close and seeing him live again really brought back those awesome memories. I can’t wait until he comes to Vancouver in January!

On that note, It's almost 11 and my boss gets back from a week away tomorrow so I need to go to bed. I'll finish my reviews tomorrow or as soon as I can. I do have pictures uploaded. I'll figure out how to link them tomorrow.


1 comment:

Emmy said...

I love that new single too, he tried it out on us when I saw him a few weeks ago and it was great! I love reading the reviews and love the pictures you emailed :)