Thursday, August 19. 2010
|by Jeff Barringer - Staff Writer & Photographer|
The last tickets to this show sold just as I was picking up my photo pass, so for his live DVD Matisyahu can officially say "filmed before a sold out audience".
It was a close run thing too, because all that video equipment just invited a torrential rainstorm and just a mere 10 minutes north of the venue there was an absolute deluge. Call it luck or divine intervention, but nary a drop made it to Stubb's and in the end the army of videographers were able to put an awesome set down on film(?).
Although the humidity was near 100% and the temperatures were hovering in the 90's Matisyahu performed onstage in suit and a long head scarf, both part of his orthodox faith, and both were soaked by the end of the second song. Though he and his band played on seemingly oblivious to the heat and feeding off the energy of the crowd, I was not so lucky and had to replenish my fluids with many bottles of water passed to me by the security crew.
Matisyahu is one of those artists that is better live than in the studio. Something about his energy is tough to capture in a room filled with egg crate foam rather than fans. I look forward to seeing and hearing how both the CD and DVD turn out. If you can't make it to the show this tour, the DVD will be a close second.
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