Have you ever been to a concert that wasn't quite....there? The music didn't sound as good as it does on the CD? It was too loud, or too disjointed, or even too contrived?
That was not the concert we attended Wednesday. We all had high expectations and none of us was disappointed. In fact, I think it was better than expected or even hoped.
The music was paced just a little bit faster than the recordings, so the energy was lively. The audience was present and enthusiastic, but no one shouted out something that no one wants to hear shouted out ("Loreena, we loooovvveeeee you!). She received several standing ovations and listening to the people leaving the theatre, a good time was had by all.
The binoculars worked well. We had good seats, and were able to watch Loreena's expressive face as she sang. We watched the various instruments being played by superlative musicians. It was magical.
We agreed that we all wanted to do it again tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that....