It was a fabulous show last night. I admit it was risky going to a show that was completely unheard of and may end up being disappointed. However, I had quite an experience.
When we first stepped off the parking lot, we saw a line of old people waiting at the theater door. At first we were a bit hesitant. Did we make a mistake? What if we wouldn’t like the show? We stood at the door and finally got up the courage to go in. It was a small theater with few tables spreading on the floor facing the stage.The back of the room had a bar with lots of standing space. After we sat down at a table, we immediately devoured ourselves into food and drinks that they provided. There weren’t too many people at the beginning. We felt since we got the ticket for free and each ticket was only sold for $10 at the door, there probably wouldn’t be too many people. I was surprised to see so many people showed up later and the room was completely packed!
The show didn’t start until 1 hour after we arrived. Once the lady of the show came on stage, we were mesmerized by her sexy moves and deep voice. Sally Kellerman was about in her 60’s, but she did not act like she’s a retired singer. Her voice was low, hoarse and yet sexy. Every single gestures and dance moves suggested that she is still the famous star that she once were. She engaged with the audience quite well by singing into them and giving them her best smiles. Most of the songs she sang reminded me of 60’s oldies. With the band played on, I felt like I had taken a time machine back to 50’s jazz bar in New York street. After the show was finished, the crowds cheered her on and gave her a standing ovation. It was an extraordinary performance!
I have been to several large musical or concerts before. Now after this show, I think I enjoyed this type of environment better. The performer and the audience can interact with each other better with small room and small crowds. Tonight’s show at HOB may be quite different from last night’s. I hope I will enjoy it as much as well!