Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The Indigo Girls
On Monday, July 6, Dave and I went to see the Indigo Girls at Chautauqua. It was a mob scene with a huge lesbian contingent, as there always is for their shows. The show was sold out and there were a ton of people outside of the auditorium with chairs and blankets, who were going to listen out there.
The opening act was Gregory Alan Isakov. He was okay, but rather bland. All of the songs sounded the same to me. Yep, blah.
The crowd lit up with the entrance of Emily and Amy. Their songs sounded just great. As we watched, I thought to myself that they are really a big act. They had a stand with probably fifteen guitars on it, and a woman came out and gave them different instruments to play for every song.
They were having a good time and really knew that the fans in the audience knew the words to their songs. Sometimes they turned it over to the audience to sing a verse.
Dave went to the bathroom right before the show started. He came back and said that there were more women than men in the men's room. The ladies room had such a line that a lot of the girls came in the men's room so they wouldn't miss the start of the show!
It was a fun night.