Originally posted by mdamien13
Yo, Wayward, where ya at? I need my Amy Lee fix!!!!
Sorry about that!
Okay, well I could get all narrative and maybe still will. But I did want to at least give some generals.
I was able to get a seat right on the ledge of a side balcony so I had a great unobstructed view. I was maybe 30 feet from the front of the stage.
The show was great. The first band was Cauterize. I liked them the most of the opening bands. The second band was Revis, I didn't pay much attention. The third band was Cold. Either the sound was really bad or they were.
Evanescence came on at 10:30. Amy and Ben were joined by their drummer and bassist. They also added another guitarist. They were awesome, and the sound was great. They are harder live than in the album but it worked well. The sound was very crisp and sharp. They are really good musicians.
But, Amy. Wow.
Now, she doesn't have any backup singers. She recorded her own backup vocals and they were reproduced digitally. It didn't take anything away from the show, and it worked well. And it was clearly evident that she was definitely singing live.
Her voice is strong and it is crystal clear. She's short, but her stage presence is enormous. Her body language is very expressive and it drew the audience in. While she was fluid in her movments she could instantly leap or stomp to the heavy beat or she could double over and belt out a note.
She sang the songs with the conviction the lyrics deserve.
They sang 12 songs, which included one encore of two songs. I didn't recognize 3 songs, which might have been older or newer stuff. They played all of Fallen except Hello and My Last Breath. Bring me to Life was awesome. They played My Immortal as the first song of the encore and it was too cool. Going Under, Tourniquet, Haunted, and Everybody's Fool were also very well done.
For the concert, Amy wore this black dress and black and white stripped stockings and boots. The top of the dress almost looked like a spaghetti strapped bustier, with the bottom of the dress kind of tattered. Her hair was pulled back and bunched up a little on top. For the encore, she came out in a white tank top and brown khakis. She was beautiful. She has a soft spoken voice and likes to laugh.
She is clearly gifted, and the show was more of an experience or an event than a concert.
I can go into more detail if anyone wants to know. If you like their music now, you would love to see them in concert. Indeed, you probably NEED to see them in concert.