A “Once” in a lifetime show — Glen Hansard

So -I’m not a girl who buys (or streams … or downloads) a lot of movies. In fact, there are a total of six movies in my personal movie collection. It’s not because I don’t love watching films – I just don’t feel a need to watch them more than once (or clutter my home or computer) unless they truly speak to my soul. The few movies I own are those that moved me like no other films on the planet. They captured and enraptured my little Pisces heart.

In absolutely no order of favorite-ness, these movies include: Control (the story of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis); High Fidelity; About a Boy; Love Actually; 8 Mile; and Once. So it comes as no surprise that I was uber-psyched when I finally had a chance to see Glen Hansard (of Once fame) in concert last night @ The Wiltern in L.A. (*goosebumps*)

First things first – shows in El Lay can be fairly tame. I’m not sure if people just get bored having so many good bands in town every night – but many a show seems to start and end with crowds of people staring blankly / checking their iPhones / chatting glass-eyed with their friends. That wasn’t the case last night. I don’t know if it was a sold-out show, but the crowd was in major love with Glen. One of the most engaged groups I’ve ever seen – and such an engaging performer.

As part of the party, we also enjoyed a few songs by guest (and Glen amiga) Lisa Hannigan, who also happened to be performing in the area.

A great night – an amazing musician – much inspiration.

[The following isn't my video, but I had to relive his performance of this song the best way I could when I got home last night.]



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