Of course I saw Living Colour! Are you crazy? They created a historical mix of soul, jazz, punk, hip-hop, funk and hard rock (and electronica too!) that dominated the airwaves back in the late 80’s (sing it with me, “I-I-I’m the cult of person-a-li-ty!”) and they only improved their profile as serious musicians since. Vernon Reid is one of the most amazing guitarists alive and Corey Glover can blow the doors off.
AF and I saw them back in 2001 at the Showbox. It was packed and they played a blistering set. Last night’s show was far from packed – there were probably less than 100 people there! At first I was worried that the band would be disappointed and would play a half-assed show but I was wrong – they played for over two hours and you couldn’t get the smile off my face the entire time. And even better – since there were so few people AF and I were able to stand a few feet from the stage and not even get crushed! To see legends like this so close was amazing.
And I’ll say it again, there’s something about seeing a band play music that I loved almost 20 years ago (!) that makes me so happy – it’s proof that great music will always prevail and that life just gets better as you get older.