What a great month for music. In the last two weeks I’ve been to the opera: An Italian Girl in Algiers , which Rossini wrote in under a month at the age of 21! We laughed through the whole two hour and forty minute performance. As usual, most of us females spent the intermission in a long line for the women’s washroom — what’s up with that? Leaving us only a few minutes to buy a glass of wine and a ticket to win a silver Porshe. I’m going to sell mine if I win.
Last night, I went to the Commodore where the Editors played to a sold out house — clearly all of us were big fans. For me, the biggest surprise of the night was the first opening band: Louis XIV, who, in my opinion, were far superior to Hot, Hot, Heat, who did put on a good show in spite of lead singer Steve Bays sore throat.
Louis XIV is returning to Vancouver for a gig at Richards on Richards in March and I bet they will sell out. All in all, it’s been a great year for music and it has only just begun.