Melissa Etheridge Concert Non-Review
I saw her at Ives Park in Danbury, CT. on Sunday night.
This is a mid-size, open-air venue - about 2700 reserved and lawn seats.
Given the thunderstorm forecast I'm glad I didn't know about the
lack'o'roof until I got there. (Despite the forecast, the weather
was perfect.) I was never a Melissa Etheridge fan. I'm
familiar with her big hits from constant repetition and like but don't
love them. I otherwise know little about her.
Half a Year To Go
Although it didn't influence my opinion of her performance, I had almost the best seats in the not-house, courtesy of Ticketmaster. (Presumably their system was broken. Normally, seats from Ticketmaster are distinguished by their cost rather than their quality.) In any event, I was so close that when she came up to my side of the stage I was able to take a bunch of pictures from only a few feet away. They should have been so good as to be publishable. Instead, they look like this
and are an embarrassment to the cellphone camera that took them.
The camera in my Motorola Q has six months to live, after which period my "contract" expires. I'm hoping that between now and then someone will finally produce a cellphone for music lovers instead of one with years of talk time but little memory and a crappy camera. Sigh.
NP: Roof repair noises - but I'm downloading Melissa's music from Yahoo even as I type.