Photo by Sebastian
I should say, as per the photo, the Glen Terry concert was amazing. IMHO, concerts are often as much about the audience as the band. The band, of course, was excellent – gathered from Chicago, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. I was milling about with the usual reprobates near the bar when I noticed that people were out of their chairs and dancing. By people I mean girls. Then it started raining, like really coming down. The periphery cleared out under the awnings, but the band started playing ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ and people kept dancing. The music was great, trumpet and guitar melodies over steady blues riffs. What was more amazing, however, was the crowd and how they responded. People kept dancing despite and even for the pleasure of the rain. and it was a very free and human place to be.
As per Brass Monkey, I think the photos are p’haps more important. Sebastian and Dominic were there and they each have wonderful shots. Quite possibly the best show I’ve been to in Sri Lanka, and up there with the Montreal Jazz Fest.
Before the show
… and during