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When I pulled up to House of Blues for the Gotye concert I really didn’t know what to expect. High-energy concert? Relaxed atmosphere? Would he be one of those socially awkward, yet talented musicians?
I’ve been to them all. The concerts that you don’t have enough space left on your iPhone camera because you’ve taken so many videos. The concerts that are equal to listening to their CD on your iPod. Why bother even going to the concert when you can get the same experience sitting on your couch? The concerts where you’re counting down until the next time the artist is back in town.
I wondered, “What type of experience will this be for me?”
So up the walkway I went. With my ticket handed to the doorman and friends by my side I was about to find out…I hadn’t been to House of Blues since a high school field trip years before and forgot what a great venue it is. Especially for an artist like Gotye.
I’ve been to a concert or two where the singer wasn’t too well received by the crowd and that wasn’t the case here.
Gotye was relatable, quirky an
Some of my favorite Gotye songs?
“Eyes Wide Open”
“State of the Art”- definitely showcases the eclectic side of Gotye.
When the band started playing “Somebody That I Used To Know,” suddenly the room became one. The girls behind me, whom I previously had been annoyed with for spilling their drink down my legs the whole night became my backup singers. The whole room didn’t care who heard them. It was a big song and dance party belting out his ever so popular ballad.
The song, which I frequently sing in my car, shower…anywhere actually, brought us together. We had the time of our life singing:
But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn’t have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don’t need that though
Now you’re just somebody that I used to know
It didn’t matter the day you had at work, the current stress in your life, nothing. The room was instantly filled with voices owning the four minute and five second break from reality.
I can’t even explain the energy in the room at that point, but I’d like to hangout with that carefree group again. It was nice. To listen to him in the car is one thing, but in person it’s 100x better.
Gotye, next time you’re in town, I’m there.
* More photos coming soon !