To say I enjoyed the show is a controlled understatement. The days leading up to it were filled with excitement as I made plans to also go to NYC to see him play in Brooklyn. I had a car rental, a hotel, and was planning to meet someone at the show. Pre-RA, this would have been no problem. I wanted it to be no problem -- wanted it so, so much - that I fooled myself into thinking I could do it.
But, leaving the Paradise, I found getting to the car was harder than I thought it would be. Standing for so long added to the leg and foot issues I normally have. Even Tim said his legs hurt as a result of the long standing time. Once home, I begrudgingly logged in online and cancelled my reservations, knowing the worst would be coming the next day. Thankfully, I planned for it, and accommodated the painful reaction to what most people would find unbelievable. Was it worth it to feel this bad after a concert? Yes! But, I am very disappointed in not being able to get to show #2, and to know that those days are most likely officially over. I used to be able to do a Boston to NYC RT in a day. Not anymore. At least I could see Marc Almond play Boston, for what might be the first and last time, ever. Be still my heart!
During the show Marc played one song from his upcoming album called Chaos and the Dancing Star. As always, his writing tends to reflect something in my own life, and offer perspective. While I don't know the entire song yet, it's chorus is about having the world seem to fall down around us all, and how we've got to embrace the chaos. Truth be told, as I look around my house and know that now that the concert (and forgone travel plans) are over I have to deal with the broken washer, the pipe issue, the yard, and many more things that need doing. Thanks to Marc Almond's beautiful vocals and insightful writing, that becomes a whole lot easier. Art has to be on the menu, too. Every time I think he has released his last album, there is another. Every time I think I have seen him for the last time, he pops up again, wearing new found creative excitement and revealing another side to his complex artistry. What inspiration! Cheers.