ELO Concert (July)

In July, Doug and I went to go see ELO in concert in DC – I was really excited to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO since I love ELO’s music. And he’s also a Wilbury. AND George Harrison’s son Dhani was opening for ELO.

I enjoyed the show? But I wasn’t wowed like I expected to be. I had one friend who really talked up the show when he saw them in Europe, and my friend Steve was there also and he raved about it. To me…. it felt very rote. Like Jeff Lynne was just mechanically whipping through the songs. He barely introed Dhani, who came out to sing lead on a Wilburys tune. I’m not sure he said very much at all. So maybe it just felt very impersonal. Maybe the audience was old and not giving enough energy? Or maybe I’ve just been to a lot of concerts. I dunno.

Stephanie babysat for us, and Elena was having constipation issues again, poor baby, so I was worried about her. In any case, once Elena had gotten through some discomfort, she had a fine evening with Stephanie and Iris.

Doug and I went to Bantam King, a ramen place we like in DC. They also have really good fried chicken.

IMG_6072
IMG_6071

Here’s Dhani opening for ELO. He played exactly one song I recognized, the minor hit his band thenewno2 had.

IMG_6083

We were on the floor, so not bad seats. Cameras always make things look farther away too. But no real complaints about where we were.

IMG_6095
IMG_6096

This is probably closer to accurate with how far away they looked from where we were.

IMG_6099
IMG_6101
IMG_6103
IMG_6106

George!

IMG_6108

There is Dhani singing. They did Handle with Care.

IMG_6111
IMG_6113
IMG_6123

If you want a clip of Handle with Care, video here:

video_2bf7370bde4d40a4ad433f1fd31b436a

Wild West Hero:

IMG_6115

Turn to Stone:

video_fcc6c0ef0c09461b9904a67c2ec5d5c6

The guy sitting in front of us, who seemed super into being there, took a panorama (and we are right in the middle of it since we were right behind him), and he texted it to me. Kinda cool.

IMG_6093

And here’s Elena’s evening!

IMG_6066
IMG_6074
IMG_6087

She was outttt cold when we picked her up. Sweet girl.

IMG_6128
Tags: , ,