Some of you know this, some of you will be shocked as hell to find out this about me, but I am a huge fan of classical and opera music. I find it to be some of the most stimulating, powerful music out there. My favorite singer on earth, and I mean by a longshot here, is Sarah Brightman. Ever since I first heard her sing on the original London cast of the Phantom of the Opera, I swore that someday, I would see her perform... and last night, my dream came true.
I went to the Saddledome alone, just me and my single ticket, to see the lovely Ms. Brightman perform for 2 hours, with a 20 minute intermission in between sets. For those who have seen her live or have seen her videos, you know that it's not just a concert with a woman in front of a mic singing - Sarah Brightman puts on an absolute SPECTACLE live. This concert was no different - the stage effects and additional dancers that she had performing was truly a work of art. She's not strictly operatic vocals either, but no matter what she sings, she does it with a spine-chilling voice. Her renditions of "Who wants to live forever" (Queen) and "Dust in the Wind" (Kansas) were incredible. She even did "Wishing you were somehow here again" from Phantom.
It was the most incredible concert I've ever been to in my life. Best part is, I was like 30 feet from the side of the stage!!! It was an awesome seat, and totally worth the $97 it's costing me. The concert was everything I dreamed of and more. Just thought I'd share my buzz.
Was anyone else at the Saddledome last night? Or did anyone else catch her on her tour? Will you be?