jim rauh’s Event Journal

Brandi carlile 061410 v2
Saturday June 26, 2010 / 7:30pm
Brandi Carlile with Special Guest Dave Barnes
2 tickets
Price Level 2

How was your experience?

Clear I hated it I didn't like it It was OK I liked it I loved it!
I think what stood out to me more than the music which was solid and quite enjoyable was Ms Carlile's engaging personality. She is quite engaging pulling people in with her story-telling and just all around good gal-ness! The only negative was people's enthusiasm at the wrong time. When the performer's are singing quiet songs, do not EVER whoop it up with a loud whistle or yell-we are there to see and HEAR the artist not you. Whooping and hollaring is appropriate after the song not during quiet numbers. I don't mind the back and forth between artist and crowd, that totally can add to the intimate feel but there was too many times where Brandi or her bandmates got drowned out. Brandi definitely dealt with it like a pro, basically ignoring those instances. But drowning out the performer is a classic concert faux paus (sp?).

Help others enjoy a great night out

Casual or dress up, It's California after all
As always too expensive!
Now this is where the winery has gone particularly overo
Overboard. $20??? Come on, times are tight, give us a break somewhere!!