Goddess and I just got back from a wonderful eight days in the United Kingdom.
A lot to catch up on here in the house, so I don’t have much time to update. But I wanted to share the impetus for the trip.
A few months ago, Goddess was doing her internet perusing (dreaming), looking at travel destinations and/or concerts. As you probably know, we’re big fans of traveling to new places. And if we can sync up a concert with those travels, all the better.
So Goddess scored.
By finding a concert in a place we haven’t been.
The rest of the trip (to be covered later) was to be built around that.
Here’s a quick of Philip talking about the evolution of the project (along with a view of the performers and stage setup):
And it was Goddess’ first time ever seeing the movie, so that made it fun.
And just in case you haven’t seen it:
The second night was originally billed to be just Philip solo on piano, which is always incredible. But just a couple of weeks ago, we found that the evening had been modified to include Tim Fain, an accomplished American violinist.
As it turned out, it was this exact same show, which was fine, because it’s so much better in person, especially with seats just 30 feet away.
That now makes three times that we’ve seen Philip Glass perform live. I hope for many more, since I’ve been a huge fan of his for thirty years now. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall was quite nice, but I don’t think it was a match, both visually and acoustically, for the Schermerhorn in Nashville.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a better resolution image of the inside of the Glasgow hall. It certainly wasn’t lacking for quality. I just preferred the Schermerhorn.
And if you look on the left side of Glasgow hall, you can see the forward corner of the loge level, just next to the front row. That’s the corner that Goddess and I sat in for the showing of Dracula. So we had front row seats. For the second night, we picked the opposite corner, but just a few seats to the left, so we were even with the second/third row.
And those tickets were an unbelievable £25 (about $38 US) each! And neither performance was sold out, which was a shame.
All in all, the music and the experiences were amazing.