As I mentioned earlier, I attended the Simon & Garfunkel concert at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim on Wednesday night.
At the end of the show, I could only say…
But now, I’ve got a bit more.
To get the boring stuff out of the way. The acoustics at the Pond are fantastic! I’ve never seen a concert there before and imagined it would be a giant echo chamber, but I was completely wrong. Sound was crystal clear. They also had huge video monitors so that us in the nosebleeds could see the guys playing. The place was also spotless as usual and the consessions stands were well staffed to get everyone their order and on their way quickly.
Now, on to the show.
You are lying if you try to tell me that there isn’t or hasn’t been a time in your life where Simon & Garfunkel’s music hasn’t touched you in some way or form. it was just like that for the show. They started with some old favorites, including America, which actually brought a tear to my eye. The first 5 songs or so were all acoustic. Paul’s playing was better than ever, and Art’s voice was just as delicate and powerful as it was back in the day.
Also on the monitors were short films with differnt shots from different shows. One of the *films* included clips from “The Graduate” and then they rolled right into a rousing rendition of “Mrs. Robinson”. It was awesome!
Overall, the entire experience was surreal. I can’t believe that I actually got to see these guys! Living legends, at least in my book.
Anyway, should they roll back through or the concert is released on DVD, I highly recommend checking it out!
Oh yea, I also got my MINI back!