I just came back from a pretty spectacular show by Yann Tiersen. This is the second time I’ve seen him and this time he ended up playing a few of my favourite songs Rue des Cascades and Monochrome. I wish he played La Boulange but alas that didn’t happen. I guess the band needed to cover as many new songs as they could. The band was kinda adorable to watch. They were like 30+ year old men jamming out on the stage having fun and smiling to themselves. The crowd left a bit to be desired for. It consisted of mostly 30+ people who came to listen to the Amelie/Goodbye Lenin soundtracks. Meaning everyone stood still and clapped and cheered when the appropriate time came. Also the more adventurous folks passed joints.
One thing that struck me as interesting were the motion graphics that they had in the background as they played. They were simple enough and had been designed with the theme of his latest album. For a while now I’ve been pretty interested in that stuff but haven’t really taken the time to research it as much. After the show I managed to talk to one of the guitarists and he gave me a name of the guy that designed the visuals for them. It was kinda funny ‘cause I don’t think he expected that question from me. I also majorly brainfarted and forgot to say that I liked the show. But then again he had a hoard of early 20s ladies asking for autographs to make up for my lack of positive reinforcement. Maybe next time they come to Toronto I’ll properly congratulate them on a show well done.