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Brendan Benson in Madrid: review and videos

May 20, 2012

On May 18, 2012 Mr. Benson came again to Madrid. I have to say that this time it was better, due to point that they were not locked into the snow, they weren’t feeling tired and awful and they seemed to be really enjoying playing. I was lucky enough to be there and also to have won a pair of tickets on a twitter contest BB team organized some months ago.

Moby Dick was full of people and all of them were having a great time, not only with Benson but also with Young Hines, a great musician and a  showma! Mr. Hines started telling us how he met Brendan thanks to the song Only in a dream, how they became friends and that Benson is the producer of his latest album.

Young Hines really rocked and made people love him with his words in Spanish, his megaphone and his warm friendly personality. (We also love the megaphone man ;)) In the next video you gonna see all this and also Brendan Benson listening to Hines’s performance.

And…. yes…. THE MOMENT ARRIVED!!  HERE IT IS BENSON and his great “gracias” and “¿Cómo estás?”!! (Love it!!)

He and all the musicians were great, Mark  Watrous was there and also a very talented drummer and a very talented bass player whose names I cannot remember. Many songs were played including Metarie, Cross eyed lady….. Here you have some videos:

And then we reach the encore!! In this case Young Hines joined him in order to performance Jet Lag for the first time live ( according to Brendan Benson)!!! I was going to post my video but BB team has just posted another one with better quality so that is the one I am posting

All the musicians were really amazing and they rock. The show was great. The only problem was, as ever the photographers that took the first row with their really big cameras…. there was a moment I thought Mr. Benson was going to eat one of them… and it is impossible to move them from there. Luckily one became bored in the middle of the show so I could take his position.

You can see the pics here.

I had a great time! And I am wishing he comes back again soon!!!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. tkoger permalink
    May 23, 2012 6:13 am

    Great review, pics, and video. So glad you got to see Brendan again.

    • May 23, 2012 8:07 am

      🙂 Are u seeing him?

      • tkoger permalink
        May 23, 2012 8:15 am

        Probably not this round. My best chance was in Nashville, but I was away at school when he was there.

  2. May 23, 2012 8:29 am

    😦 I hopehe goes ur way soon!

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