Sunday, November 30, 2008.....
AWESOME is the only word to describe my experience at the concert.
My sister is a member of his fan club so we were able to score 5th row seats and sat behind his friends and family. This included his kids, wife and actress Bernadette Peters. I haven't a clue how old Bernadette Peters is, but she is definitely one of those people that is much smaller and younger looking in person than on camera.
Harry started with one of his classic Christmas tunes and throughout the evening, incorporated some of his famous New Orleans numbers that I've seen him play over the years. Highlights was seeing him sing with his daughter (Kate) and play with this great musician he always plays with whose name escapes me (yeah, I know, I suck for not being able to give kudos to a great musician).
He was an engaging performer with the audience. He talked about his wife and it was interesting to see her getting into his music, taking pics of him and his kids standing on their chairs clapping for him at the end of the performance. You might think they'd take his singing for granted and not appreciate his talent, but so completely opposite.
I was fortunate enough to sit so close, but unfortunate to sit next to the drunk woman who'd scream on the top of her lungs (50% in my ears) causing the reaction of Harry's entire family to turn and stare over my way several times throughout the performance. Harry, himself, looked over and even mentioned the word "security" at one point throughout the performance.
My sister, the world's biggest fan, couldn't be happier. If you have a chance to see him, do, it is worth it.
I will be inviting two guest bloggers for my next entry to help capture our experience at Craft restaurant. Let's just say, there is so much to comment about our experience that it deserves its own headline....and....I didn't want the wonderful experience we had at the concert to be muddled in with our comments about Craft.