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Rufus Wainwright


My mum still talks about me asking for a cigarette and a glass of chocolate at the age of 5 while running around the house singing my head off, having no idea the meaning behind these lyrics.

So to see Rufus live was a bit of a dream come true!

Sitting only two rows from the front, I had a view so fantastic I spent a whole song just staring at his outfit. There were four costume changes throughout the night, but this coat was covered in what must have been hundreds of buttons. It would have had to have weighed so much! He also wore a beautiful black feather cape which looked damn magnificent on him. Something I could see my mum wearing for sure!

Now you all know that I am not known for my way with words and indeed this post has far more words than I usually ever write, so forgive me if I don't describe the sound of Rufus' performance perfectly.

This performance was certainly not a man performing for the first time. No, this was of a man who devoted his life to music, a commitment which was felt through his singing and playing. Not a single mistake was made (at least not one a mere human would hear). Everything was performed so tightly, and the set flowed seamlessly. As the show drew on, my joy was dampand by the melancholic emotions of the music, especially for the songs 'Going To A Town' and 'Sword of Damocles'. But I was filled back up with happiness with the closing track 'Across the Universe.'

A very unforgettable night!

Opening act  Rachel Eckroth  (also the Keys/ Guitar/Backing Vocals in Rufus’ band.

Opening act Rachel Eckroth (also the Keys/ Guitar/Backing Vocals in Rufus’ band.

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