U.S. Tour 2000
Los Angeles, California
August 20, 2000
The Greek Theatre
HI everyone. I've been enjoying the digest for a couple months and have finally decided to comment on last night's concert at the Greek Theater. This was our 5th Gipsy King concert, our previous four were at the Greek in Berkeley. My husband and I thought all the music was great and it was a wonderful show. But we both felt that when Patchai brought the two skanky girls from the sideline to dance during Bamboleo it took away from the song. Did other's feel the same? When another girl was brought out for Volare she obviously has trained as a flamenco dancer and it was enjoyable. Overall I must say the Gipsy King concerts get better each time.
I attended both concerts Sat. and Sunday with family. It was a blast both nights, the GK were very lively, played and sang with much passion and charisma which we all know is true to their style.
The L.A. Greek Theatre is twice as big as the Berkeley Greek Theatre so for me it was a crowd twice as large as I'm used to and it was at night which made it harder to see. Both evenings the crowd was very excited and enthusiastic, the audience even stood up for "Un Amor" and everybody stood for "Montana" (which is my favorite song and many other people's I guess too).
A big treat for me was Paco was there!!!!!!!! I had never seen him in concert before and hearing Volare live, also they played two encore songs on Sunday night!!! The first being Volare and the second being that "Tikki Tikki" song.
They did have dancers come out Sunday night, it was a curious thing for me because I've heard so much about dancers coming out on stage but had never seen it, 'til this concert (my fifth one).