It’s the HiBob’s birthday week and you know what that means. A few days of random photos.
Hippy hippy shake! This photo is from Lexington, KY on July 18, 2008. I like those mid-swivel live shots. But I like this one particularly because that was exactly my vantage point at that moment. The photographer was standing about a foot to my left.
A lady sitting one row up and one seat over from me kept waving every time Robert would come to our side of the stage. Not a wild “woo hoo!” concert wave. Just a “Howdy, glad you could stop by” kind of wave. After about three times of this Robert must’ve noticed her and waved back in exactly the same way. It was a funny moment. Or maybe you had to be there. :D
This video is from the Lexington, KY show on July 18, 2008 which I attended. As a long time patron of Rupp arena I’m well aware that this venue doesn’t often lend itself to good acoustics that you’d think necessary for the Raising Sand show. Kudos to Robert’s long time sound man for making the sound much better than I had expected.
The video is “Down to the River to Pray” from the “O Brother Where art Thou” soundtrack, which was also produced by T-Bone Burnett. Alison’s performance of the song was mesmerising as usual, and it was interesting watching Robert sing with the backing voices. You could clearly hear him in the mix, yet it wasn’t overpowering the trio. Great job on this one.
From where I sat, both Robert’s fans and Alison’s fans enjoyed the song. Overall it seemed like Alison’s fans also came away with an appreciation for Robert’s singing, judging by the comments I heard as I left the arena.