Thursday, March 12, 2009

Billy Connolly Live - I went, I saw, I laughed

It would have been cheaper to buy the DVD. Undoubtedly. And my neck wouldn't have been so sore from craning to the right to see the stage. But there is something about the atmosphere of a live show that makes all the inconvenience (and the cost of the tickets plus petrol plus parking plus babysitter) worthwhile. 

You have to take your hat off to Billy Connolly. He worked hard for his money, pacing the stage for over two hours (no intermission) in front of thousands of people. It's not so much what he says (even though his being lesbian joke) - it's how he says it, accent, beep words and all. It's in his attitude, in his timing, in his rhythm.

Speaking of rhythm, he also taught us how to swear effectively. Now that will come in handy when I read my latest book reviews!

And speaking of book reviews: (Danger, Word Games by Eve Summers)


LK Hunsaker said...

Yes, there's something about a live show!

Speaking of reviews, I'll be posting one for Witch Hunts on my blog today. Have time for an interview I can put up Saturday?

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

Definitely! Fire away!