Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Yes, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Concert was THAT GOOD!!!

Yes, it was, and this is why:

Went to see Noel Gallagher last night at the Beacon Theater in NYC. I didn't catch them live when he was still 1/2 of the 2 lead singers of Oasis but whatever - he not only put on an amazing show, had great audience rapport. The current leg of his North American tour is ongoing - if it crosses by your point in the universe and tickets are still available, GO. You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.  They blended a deft mix of new material and old favorites, to deliriously amazing effect.  And.....

Last night's show? The crowd, and me along with them, before they returned for the encore, joined in an over the top a capella rendition of the Oasis track "Don't Go Away" - the classic plea, hoping a crowd call will push the song into the set. It didn't, but the look on Noel Gallagher's face as he and the band came back on stage to actually DO the encore? Priceless, and something I won't forget. And yes, they ended the show with one that is an old as time Oasis staple, but it was one Noel sang, and they nailed it, and the energy was impulsive and addictive. And yeah, this is it. I will never cease to be amazed and humbled by how amazing live music can make an entire room full of [mostly] strangers join together in celebration and happiness.

Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

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