A while back, I saw that one of the great early punk bands was coming into town on their 40th Anniversary Tour. I watched some videos and saw some from several years back and the performances were spotty. Their famous guitarist had to stop touring and they seemed to be not at 100%.
Then I saw a more recent video. I loved what one of the singers was saying about life. I also noticed her weight gain and more negatives were coming into my mind. But at the end, the interviewer took the singer out into a garden area and began to play a song. Her voice was better than ever. In fact, it was impressive.
Then I read some reviews from previous dates and they all said the same thing – This band was firing on all cylinders.
I bought a ticket and did not know any friends who were going.
So I walked into the club alone and within a minute found some old friends. I was stoked!
And the performance?
If I told you I watched a band comprised of 60 year olds and the guitarist had to sit in a chair the whole show time; one would only imagine how awful it was.
They played with an energy that was impossible not to notice. The guitar playing was top-notch and the chemistry was back.
The band was X. Their performance of I See Red was more frantic than the studio version and yet not out of control. It was a performance that 40 years of playing together can only create.
X – I See Red
Sometimes, you just have to take a chance. More than likely, you can deal with whatever happens.