Saturday, December 1, 2007

Aimee Mann 2nd Annual Christmas Show

The Aimee Mann concert was awesome! Glenn rode the bus to meet me at my work in Santa Monica at 5:30, so I showed him around the office and introduced him to a few people who were still there at 5:30 on a Friday. We ate dinner at a fast food Mexican restaraunt called La Salsa at the 3rd St. Promenade before we got on the road. We were afraid that the traffic would be terrible as it is always terrible on Fridays and it had also rained all day...which is not something that people in LA are used to! The highway was pretty packed, but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Aimee is incredible! She came out on stage and we were so close that I could see that her eyes were really watery and wondered what was wrong. It turns out she was "sick as a dog and high on dayquil" but you would have never known when she opened her mouth to's almost disgusting that someone can be that talented actually...

Her first guest was JACKSON BROWNE!!!!!! I almost peed my pants I was so excited! He sang a couple of songs (not his own) and was incredible...I can't believe he was there and didn't sing more though!
Aimee sang a lot of the songs on her Christmas album, and then also sang some of her non-Christmas songs. She also brought out several other guests including comedian Paul F. Tompkins, who was hilarious, Grant-Lee Phillips, Amos Lee, comedian Morgan Murphy as the Hanukkah fairy who rapped about the story of Hanukkah. She also showed a short film in 3 installments throughout the show that involved her asking celebrities to be in her Christmas show and finally just getting Paul F. Tompkins to do it.

It was an incredible show and unbelievable to be so close. I took a lot of pictures!


Artforlife said...

One word...WOW!!!!!!