tomcos wrote:I spent $10 and had a front row seat to see Vienna Teng.
Vienna Teng performed tonight at BMC Durfee High School in Fall River, Massachusetts. The concert benefited the Durfee HS Student Activities/Durfee Parents Group. Admission was $10 for the general public, and $3 for students.
Whatever You Want
Gravity (Looped version)
In Another Life
That's Where I'll Be
The Atheist Christmas Carol
Stray Italian Greyhound
Opening for Vienna was Andrea Belanger, a Fall River product, and Vienna accompanied her on piano for her last song, "Permanent Until Proven Temporary." Check her out at http://www.myspace.com/andreabelangermusic
"That's Where I'll Be" was played with an acknowledgement that songwriter Brian Webb hails from nearby Warwick, RI.
"Passage" was performed a cappella, no mic, in the cavernous school auditorium, as she stood near the edge of the stage. Nobody (not even the otherwise restless high school kids) made a sound during the performance of that song. I wish my words could adequately describe the stillness in that large place. Goosebumps.
"Augustine" was a nice surprise, because I read the book (see below).
Several of the high school students joined Vienna on stage for "Grandmother Song." I have a video which I'll post at some point.
The EHX 2880 got a good workout tonight.
After the show, Vienna was gracious enough to autograph my old college copy of "Confessions of St. Augustine," a book she also read in college, and which formed the basis for the lyrics to "Augustine." In return, I gave her a gift - a big old box o' Sharpies.
Thus ended my 4-year Tengless drought. Looking forward to the Joe's Pub shows as well as The Kate in Old Saybrook next week.
tomcos wrote:Hey, Scot - yes, I did post the setlist to your site. I have a few photos as well, which I'll upload at some point if that's ok. I'm not sure if there are any audio recordings of the show... and the Grandmother Song is the only one that I videotaped - it came at the end, and the house lights were up, so I went for it. There is a part of me that regrets not videotaping Passage, but I think that the very act of taking out the camera and turning it on would have done some violence to the moment, if that makes any sense.
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