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Last Post 18 May 2005 08:15 AM by MACgirl. 11 Replies.
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Celine O'Malley

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18 May 2005 08:15 AM
    what a show, opened with Agnus Dei with Rufus at the piano, diamante brooch sparkling and scarf thrown over his shoulder. His hair looked like it had a mind of its own and flopped around in time to the music. He played for well over 2 hours and did two or three encores. He had his band with him and mixed up the set with full band numbers and solo songs on the piano. Amazing. He sang Little Sister for Martha, Beauty Mark for Kate, Dinner at Eight for Loudon. Other songs that got an airing included The Art Teacher, Peach Trees, Gay Messiah dedicated to Pope John Paul and Pope Benedict, Memphis Skyline for Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah, The One You Love, 14th Street, Beautiful Child, Pretty Things, Vibrate, Cigarettes and Chocolate, California and many more. He did Old Whore's Diet in full costume of skimpy black outfit, Miss Dublin sash, tiara, fairy wings and wand and the rest of the band followed suit and stripped down to green and gold underwear and it became a gay cabaret for the last 10-15 minutes. He finished up in a black cloak and witch's hat and a standing ovation from the crowd upstairs. Really brilliant gig, definitely check out Martha Wainwright in July, reckon she'll be equally as good.
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    18 May 2005 09:40 AM
    quote:
    Originally posted by MACgirl
    what a show, opened with Agnus Dei with Rufus at the piano, diamante brooch sparkling and scarf thrown over his shoulder
    Diamante ? You make him sound like a Footballer's Wife
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    Celine O'Malley

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    18 May 2005 10:37 AM
    sorry but it was pretty sparkly and he had the attitude to match :-)
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    18 May 2005 10:40 AM
    ...Much like a footballers wife then?
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    Ian Wright

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    18 May 2005 11:24 AM
    I have to say that it was in all senses of the word fabulous. People should not be able to sing live like that, it's just not fair. I'm still a bit torn on the guy, his weaker stuff is a wee bit dodgy but when he gets it right he's brilliant. Opening act was abysmal.
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    Celine O'Malley

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    18 May 2005 11:37 AM
    yeah have to agree with opening act, that's why I didn't even mention her, Joan Watson? definitely could have found somebody better to open. I'm a bigger fan of Poses and Want One and he did miss the mark on a few songs but overall great gig.
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    Ian Wright

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    18 May 2005 05:21 PM
    Joan was in Rufus' band playing guitat/violin/singing as well, I'd imagine thats why she got the spot.
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    19 May 2005 10:18 AM
    so i take you where the ignorant people talking while she was on then
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    Una

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    19 May 2005 10:42 AM
    i dont think there's anything ignorant about talking over a support act that suck. If they suck, then they don't demand attention.
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    19 May 2005 11:03 AM
    I'm afraid I'm with Una on this one. I always give support acts a fair crack of the whip, and have seen some amazing people as support but I had to chat to my friends during Joan's set to allieviate the boredom. She was terrible, but a very good violinist in a band setting. Rufus tho was amazing- such a fantastic voice and dripping with charisma.. he really was born to be a performer. Sir Elton is gonna have to pull out all the stops if he doesn't want to end up being overshadowed by his support act!!!
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    Una

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    19 May 2005 11:21 AM
    David La Chapelle has designed the stage for Elton John's tour. It looks amazing. That said, I would prefer to chew a roll of tinfoil than pay to see him (unless he played Tiny Dancer for the whole gig. Then I'd go)
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    Ian Wright

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    19 May 2005 11:29 AM
    quote:
    Originally posted by emu
    so i take you where the ignorant people talking while she was on then
    No, I listened to her the whole way through and very occasionally whispered to the person I was with "she sucks", "she still sucks" and "even playing the piano she's a little better but she still sucks". However out of respect to the (few) people there that were enjoying her I stayed pretty quiet, actually out of respect for her I did the same too even if I didn't enjoy her. There is a bar for people to go to in Vicar Street if they want to have a chat.
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