good evening! last night was truly a magical evening at the hollywood bowl – it was legendary diva grace jones‘ first show at the venue and i don’t think she’s played los angeles in years – i knew as soon as tickets were available – i simply had to be there! although i had a couple of friends going to the show – i picked up one ticket for myself in the garden box area – i didn’t mind being there alone at all – i had an amazing seat – right smack dab in the middle – and just far enough back to enjoy the spectacle of seeing ms. jones command the stage plus i made a couple of new friends (the woman sitting next to me was super nice) ms. jones started off the show draped in a large silver piece of cloth (watch the video below) as she began singing this is life off her kick-ass new album hurricane at the end she revealed herself wearing this wild outfit – complete with a white mane wig and headpiece (pictured below – many thanks to cyana trend.land for the pics) the first of many insanely crazy, sexy and cool costumes (designed by eiko ishioka) she probably changed about a total of seven or eight times – during each switch she talked to the audience from backstage – just listening to her speak was incredible – her voice is unlike any other – it’s haunting at times – she’s in a league of her own!
ms. jones ran through ten songs before her final encore song pull up to the bumper – i think she might have also performed her classic tune slave to the rhythm but since the bowl is in a residential area – there’s lame rules about performing past a certain time (10:30pm) which totally sucks – the audience was eating up everything she put out there … i could have easily spent the entire night watching her prance around the stage – i still can’t believe she’s 61! girlfriend still has an incredible body and her deep throaty voice gave me chills (i swear she’s like from another planet … a place i’d seriously love to visit) she really put on an excellent show (an interesting tidbit: her sexy son paulo goude was playing in her band) if you live in NYC – you MUST try to get tickets to grace’s show on thursday night (july 30th) at the hammerstein ballroom (a way smaller venue than the bowl) i know that’s going to be a killer show! my only regret is not bringing my camera along – sometimes the staff really search your bag but last night the guard barely looked inside! i also would have liked to tweet more but i got zero reception over there (which was actually fine – i got to enjoy myself without having to worry about twittering updates) when i wrote about her new album last year – i said i’d love to see her live someday – now i’m thrilled and beyond thankful i had the opportunity to – it was an evening i won’t soon forget – a once-in-a-lifetime experience! popbytes over & out for tonight … xoxo
PS my darling liza minnelli is playing at the bowl on august 28th & 29th – i already have a ticket to the first show – if i can get a decent seat for the second one – i’ll be at the show too … i can’t believe i’m finally going to see liza in person – OMG!
grace jones / july 26th 2009 / hollywood bowl / los angeles
this is life
my jamaican guy
la vie en rose
love is the drug
devil in my life
i’ve seen that face before (libertango)
pull up to the bumper
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