Post by catchthewind on Jun 28, 2015 13:46:32 GMT 10
I'm going to post a little account of my experience at last night's The Parting Glass show I won't post spoilers just in case anyone hasn't seen the show yet.
My dad, mum, sister and I went into Lizotte's and got our booking and had a look at the merch on sale. There was an Irish guy selling it. (He later turned out to be Kevin Kelly) Damien came into the foyer to sign some stuff for some ladies, but then disappeared again.
We went in to the restaurant and ordered our dinner, I got fish and chips, which was lovely. Then my sister and I shared a Churros for dessert. Dad gave us the fairy floss off his dessert, and it was nice, some kind of rose flavour I think it was.
Damien and the band came on at about 9pm and played two songs, one of which was "Without A Fight" then the father in the play came on and said how 'shite' the band were and that he could make more music with his 'arse' than that band could
There were many funny parts in the play, especially the Red Tractor joke plus plenty of emotional scenes. What I really liked was that Damien never let it get too heavy, the father would always lighten the mood with a joke or another crazy story.
The high notes Damien sang in "Wicked Game" would have had to have been heard to be believed. (Although many of you probably have had the pleasure, hehe) Damien closed the show with a beautiful encore of "Hallelujah" and then they said that they would be out to sign autographs after the show.
My mum, sister and I all got our Songs From Ireland cd liners signed and then I got my copy of "One More Time" signed. I told Damien how much I'd enjoyed reading it and Eric said "Can you just give me a basic run-down of what happens?" and Damien went "He hasn't read it yet!". Then we lined up for a photo and while we were deciding where to stand and who would take the photo (a lovely lady, whom I don't know, but it turned out perfect) I got to stand with my arm around Damien's shoulders (and his around mine ).
After the photo, my wonderful little sister, Beccie, asked Damien if he could give me a cuddle, to which Damien replied; "A cuddle? Sure! Cuddles all 'round!" and pulled me into a super squeezy hug with a little shake and he did that "Rrraaa" hug noise and laughed He then thanked us all for coming.
We didn't get home and in bed until about 1 in the morning but it was the best experience and I am in teh coma