A time ago Patrick claimed that he would do lot to visit a concert of Suzanne Vega (including travelling a lot and paying a lot for a ticket). Well, that was all not needed as he discovered some time ago that Suzanne Vega would come to The Netherlands. He asked me if wanted to come along and of course I did.
So yesterday we went to “De Melkweg” in the city of Amsterdam where the concert would be. It was a rainy wet day, but we managed to arrived there mostly dry. The concert started a bit later because Suzanne was tied somewhere up in the traffic. But Patrick and I managed to let the time pass by with some beers.
But those beers made the time go fast and after a little the concert started. And what a concert it was. I like the music and style of Suzanne a lot. She has a very good sense of humour. I will not easily forget the very funny story about the cat of her parents and its Viking funeral that she told as introduction to her song Tombstone (about which she claims it is her most happy and optimistic song :P).
I really have to say that the guitarist who played along with Suzanne was awesome (sadly I only remember his first name… Jerry). He played the guitar in a way I have not seen very much before. Really good.
As said, a very good show that I enjoyed a lot. And at least Suzanne really understands the concept of a bonus performance :).
Back at my home Patrick and I had some beers and some snacks while chatting a bit. For me it was a well spend evening. Also it was for me the first time in “De Melkweg”, which is quit famous in over here. Also I will make sure that I will get some more music of Suzanne on my iPod (already saw that iTunes sells rather a lot of her music).