Post by fogcitygal on Aug 12, 2007 22:42:47 GMT -5
A gal named Dana posted this on her MySpace blog tonight that gave me a good laugh. I thought you'd all enjoy it:
"Sunday, August 12, 2007
Alison Krauss and Union Station Concert Follow-up
So I went to see Alison Krauss and Union Station on Saturday at Merriweather. Not only does she have one of the best voices I have ever heard. Her clarity is unmatched, she is a hoot. She is so funny. She had this standup routine she did between songs that had the crowd rolling. Another surprise, the men were shouting out to her like the teenage girls crying out to the Beatles. I have had men tell me before that her voice did "things" to them but I had never witnessed first hand until Saturday. So another great show." ------------------------------------------------------------
Post by eyesoflove on Aug 13, 2007 13:20:01 GMT -5
Wow, I'm slightly creeped out by that LOL.
It reminds me of when Michael Bolton was in his glory days and women were talking about what his voice did for them....husbands not required, if you get my drift. I think it's more than just Alison's voice, though. She's got a feminine mystique about her and also a very innocent demeanor. And her stage presence is unmatched if you ask me. That's what I aspire to when I'm on stage. I have people tell me all the time that I need to be up there dancing and moving while I sing. It's just not my personality to be all over the stage clapping and shaking my booty, even if the crowd would get into it more if I did those things. I'm much more reserved and would look like a moron if I tried to do something that went 100% against my grain. And since I've been in awe of the vibes Alison sends out while onstage...all with no dancing...I know it's possible to command a stage without putting on the smallest clothes manufactured and then hopping around with the threat of falling out of them. Some people like my stage presence and some don't. I guess it just depends on what kind of show you're wanting when you go to hear somebody sing!
Post by eyesoflove on Aug 13, 2007 13:53:27 GMT -5
Oh, I should've mentioned that the boys were yelling out stuff to her at the concert I went to this past Friday, too. And the girls were harrassing Dan lol. At one point, she asked the new drummer what pretty things he'd seen whilst meandering around the fair earlier and a group of guys hollered out, "There ain't nothing prettier than Alison here!" She just smiled and thanked them and went on with the introduction. We've got no shame in WV. Nobody did that stuff at the TN shows I've gone to ROFL! The girls were just hollering that typical, "We love you, Dan," and "Dan the Man," type stuff.
I think crowds are different in various parts of the country..when I see or hear Alison even on tv..I want to listen and not miss any words...I think she has that effect on everyone....and if you look at the fantastic songs she has done..like WL.....already a country classic...I like the fact that she can sing any kind of music and sound great..I'd say she doesn't have to use her looks to convey her message...but of course, it doesn't hurt that she is a very pretty young lady...she has the talent to back up anything that she performs...I guess being a great artist, as opposed to a mediocre artist, is the ability to get the audience to believe what they are singing..and when Alison sings..I believe her...some people may move more....some don't need to....kind of like good actors..some can use a look...and others need a lot more than a look...
When I saw AKUS last year in SF, the audience was so polite I thought I was at the Symphony. The audience was spell-bound, listening to every note. When the concert was over, however, they erupted into applause and really showed their appreciation. I don't think I have ever seen that at a concert before.
It's amazing what happens when you move AKUS to a state fair and add in a 6-pack of beer...
Post by eyesoflove on Aug 15, 2007 11:53:22 GMT -5
LOL ROFL LMAO Fogcitygal! I've seen them at two State Fairs (both WV), the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, the civic center in Knoxville and even at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville and I've gotta say...us WV'ians take the cake in redneck shenanigans lol.