Last nights’ Aloe Blacc show blew my mind. Which was great, but also unfortunate because now my mind is unable to function enough to think of the proper words to do it justice. I’m not sure words could do it justice anyway. I’m just gonna be one of those gloating dick-heads and say you kinda had to be there to really understand the majesty of Aloe Blacc live. Dude is so smooth, it feels like you’ve been transported to another era. The way he glides around on stage is effortless, actually, everything about him is effortless. He’s just cool. Oh, and that voice, *sigh* that voice. My personal highlight was ‘Life So Hard‘, but of course ‘I need a dollar‘ went off and another crowd favourite was ‘Loving You is Killing Me‘, with the crowd singing the song back to him throughout. I’m always stoked to see an Auckland crowd enthusiastic, we’re usually so staunch, but not last night. Everyone was on such a natural high after the show, and it’s certainly lasted through to today (tgif though).
This is easily one of the best concerts I’ve been to – up there with Kanye West at St James, and Leonard Cohen’s first trip here at Vector. I’d tried to take photos but my camera’s kind of crap, and I decided to just enjoy the show. It was a good choice. Were you there last night? What was your fave part?