Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ben Harper

Last Wednesday night, Clare and I went on a hot date to see Ben Harper play at the Enmore theatre. It was excellent.

I've seen him twice now - the first was last year at the Entertainment Centre. This time round though, I was around 80m closer, enjoying every centimeter! What an awesome venue to watch live music!

How do I describe the concert? Well, how do you describe the man?? It was a mix of Carribean Marley-esque flow, raw funky bass, African percussion and a mix of impromptu unamplified free song. A bit like a pavlova really. A bit of an eclectic combination - sugar and eggwhite - but ultimately a tasty treat that still leaves you with a golden yolk to enjoy the next morning.

The crowd goes nuts over 'With my own two hands'.

Ben on his slide guitar, Juan gettin' funky now with some pimpin' bass.

A quieter moment in the concert. Thanks to Jesus the lighting guy.

Gives you a good indication of how close we were! And also of the 6"4' bevan standing in front of us.


angus said...

No dirty asian girls eating out their beer bottles this time? Did you even make it to scruffy's for a bit of fisting action after the concert?

Mum said...

Great images again Steve - where does the talent come from? (obviously not maternally)

Belly said...


The Asian girls strayed away from the licking component of the night, mainly because only VB tinnies were available. I would have like to have escorted Julie Lo Mo as she showed off her new burberry skirt at Scruffs, but I had an important PR job to go to the next morning.

Can you please blog something?

Don't worry about Angus' ramblings. He went to Cranbrook.

Thanks for the lovely comments. x

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