Sunday, October 14, 2012

Alanis Morissette

"Isn't it ironic, don't you think. It's like rain on your wedding day. It's a free ride, when you've already paid. It's the good advice that you just didn't take. Who would have thought, it figures."

I could go on singing word for word, a hundred times over, but I won't. Just imagine me jumping up and down in my office, in my PJ pants, jamming out.

In the 90’s, Mr. B was a huge fan of Alanis Morissette. He owns most of her cd's and knows the words to every song, from her Jagged Little Pill album. When I received the Ticketmaster email in August, informing me that she was coming to Denver, I thought it would be a fun date night for the two of us. I am not sure the experience was fun, rather interesting instead.

She played at the Paramount Theatre in Denver - the only local theatre from the 1930's to maintain its original dignity and glamour. It's unique and beautiful. 

Street View

Her white-boy rapper husband, Souleye, opened for her. As soon as he began, I looked at Mr. B and asked if we could leave. I am not sure I would consider Eminem a good rapper, but this guy was ten times worse. He sang more than enough songs and ran back and forth on the stage showcasing his lack of dance moves. It was terrible.

When he finally left the stage, we waited 40 minutes for Alanis Morissette. She came running out in stylish green jeans, a black shirt and booties. She is short in real life – I am talking like under 5 foot kind of short. She is a little weird and she has very little rhythm. But she has incredible vocals and her live voice is identical to her her studio voice. 

Surprisingly, every other song was one of her old hits. She must realize she was a one-album-wonder and knew that's what half of her fans wanted to hear. Ironic was third on the set list. One hand in my pocket was part of her acoustic set list. And Head Over Feet was her encore. We sang along to her old tunes and swayed back and forth to her new ones. All the while, watching the middle aged couple in front of us, blow in each others ears and display an awkward amount of public affection. 

Meet Alanis

Acoustic Set

I can't say we will be buying tickets the next time she is in town, but it was fun singing Ironic live, with the singer herself. Plus, we drank a beer together and smiled walking out the door. 

Mr. and Mrs.

I've got one hand in my pocket and the other is giving a peace sign. 

Mrs. B

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