No more pain
We went to see Mary J Blige play last night to get our all too seldom live music fix. Her appearance had been heavily advertised but she sung in front of a sparsely populated crowd at the National Stadium, which must have been disappointing for both the promoters and the tourism department.
Robin Thicke led things off, and he was pretty woeful with Mary J coming on at around 10.30pm. It was a slow start but the crowd slowly livened up after she threw out a few foot tappers bringing people slowly to their feet, namely Real Love
and Family Affair
, although my personal highlight was No More Drama
, a song that resonantes with me from not a particularly happy time of my life. Her voice was good but the atmosphere was such that from our seats to the side of the stage it was like watching her on television.
I always defer my ratings of a live gig to the morning. Is my heart still racing? Is my ribcage still vibrating, do I have a broad smile on my face? Is my head full of lyrics and vivid music. No, I woke thinking of Hartlepool United!