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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

A Love Revolution

... as promised

When Lenny Kravitz took the stage at the Metro Center on Sunday night the crowd went nuts, and I was right there with the other 8000 Lenny fans, whooping, yelling and clapping. He opened the show with "Bring it on", and then went right into "Love Revolution". His horn section was kickin' and would make the funk bands from the 70's jealous. He did "Fields of Joy", one of my all time favorites, then went into a long R&B jam session with bits of "The Wall", "Billie Jean", "It Ain't Over til it's Over" - Amazing!

He played many instruments during the night, showing off his skills some times with guitar, then organ, congas, and drums. During "I'll Be Waiting" he sat down at what looked like a clear glass piano. With a spotlight on him he sang the soulful ballad like Hendrix, James Brown and Smokey Robinson all rolled up into one. He did an extended ending that got the audience singing "I'm the one who really loves you baby" over an over again.

He made a very inspiring speech about his first album being written almost 20 years ago, his disappointment on how the worlds problems haven't got any better and asking everyone to start a small "Love Revolution" their own. Then launched in to "Let Love Rule". During the song he jumped in to the crowd, walked around the arena hugging every girl he could, high fiveing guys and getting people into a frenzy. It was excellent, Lenny doing what Lenny does best, spreading the love.

The night ended with "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with the whole place on their feet jumping. Lenny said...."Everyone get up and jump!" and everyone did. It was great! Then just when it seemed like it was over he got behind the drums and treated us to a drum solo/jam with his guitar players.

Lenny Kravitz is a beautiful soul with an amazing talent, and I am so glad I was able to see him live. If he's coming to your city or town, I recommend you go see for yourself.

(My apologies for the poor quality photos... only so much you can do with a little point and shoot)
Lenny Kravitz live
Lenny Kravitz live
Me and Hubby before the show
Hubby and Me before the show

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LarryG said...

man that guy is the real deal entertainer!
and aren't the two of you gorgeous!

only a movie said...

Love the photos - of you, and Lenny!
Great post. I'm glad you were feeling well enough to get out to the show!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Very cool photos. I like the one of you and hubby too. Hope you are feeling better.

thistle said...

sounds like it was a great the pictures!
Glasd you were able to get well quickly enough to go and really enjoy it!