QUOTE (dancermom2 @ Feb 14 2011, 11:02 PM)
Did you and EE survive???
Barely Clay Aiken threw me up against the wall and had his way with me for two hours. It was sublime.
OMG We had best seats ever. Second row dead center. First row seats sucked because they were smushed up against the stage, and some of the first row seats were obstructed by the speakers. Poor Scarlett had to act the part of a contortionist to get video. As for the concert, since you had a good cellcert you know you vocally awesome Clay was. The one thing you won't get is the magnificence of the Theme of Love Story--it was fascinating watching him press out those notes that bounced off the walls of Jones Hall with such force that I thought we would be flattened like pancakes. Where that sound comes from in that slim body, I'll never know. I'm surprised he didn't spit up a lung after that tour de force. No "Misty" for me, but I didn't even care--everything was so beautiful. Even if he wasn't singing a particular favorite, I just loved watching him sing--his face and body are so expressive. I didn't recognize Quiana's songs, and I didn't care for second one at all, and not crazy about the first either.
~as soon as we caught our breath from the sight of the man, jclay and I turned to each other and said "the hair! it looks good" and it did. It looked shorter and the spikes were just right.
~I couldn't stop looking at his shoes (when I wasn't looking at his face). They were a light gray oxford that had mock eyelets so they looked like laceless.
~Broadway Backwards gray sweater--divine.
~Adam is young much to Clay's chagrin, but he didn't crack a smile all night that I saw.
~his lead-in chat to ""In My Life"" was very poignant
~Quina is a beautiful woman,. She and Clay really do have a special relationship that shows on stage.
~ The balcony was closed off, and the back of the theater was empty. The rest of the seats were fairly full (but not totally). It was a better turn-out than I was expecting with those ticket prices. Clay joked several times at the spareness of the audience. "tried to get the Astrodome" and we could "all fit up on stage" after which he shook his head. He was prob. afraid some fans would take him up on that
~beautiful mic action on UM--at the end his hands caressed that mic so tenderly as they slid down the length of her body.