Last night, Krista and I met up at the Rock Bottom Brewery, had some delicious mac & chicken & cheese and steak tips, accompanied by a couple of beers, natch, and headed off to see Ray Davies at the Orpheum.
Hmmm…well, the Orpheum is a beautiful old theater that has fallen on hard, hard times. It’s like the old Comm Avenue Grand Dame who is house rich but money poor and things are falling apart. It has a LOVELY ceiling:
Ray was…ok. He was Ray, meaning he was demanding, impatient, took too long to start, took too long of a break, played too many songs off his new CD and not enough old ones for my taste. Although…the ones he DID do were fantastic! 20th Century Man (1st song on my iPod), Sunny Afternoon & Low Budget (LOVE that one, hadn’t heard it in years) were a few I particularly like. He did look like he was having a good time, tho and the fans LOVED him.