Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: May 05 2009, 13:24
Ah. I'll now pointlessly give this thread a bump so I can share my thoughts on this, seeing as I've only just watched it!
Fairly good concert I thought, although I'm not sure I'd describe it as "unforgettable" or "seminal". I wonder whether this description had more to do with the logistics of getting the tour organised - and getting MO to perform at all - rather than the actual 'finished product'. Still it's pretty decent, if unspectacular stuff; highlights for me would be the funky performance of TB and the Guilty encore (although I could have done without the naff Top of the Pops style dancing.)
Some of the camera angles and shot choices are a little strange, but perhaps if I had used the multi-angle options that might have improved matters. Something to investigate, I guess...
Even though this is presumably post-Exegesis (?), MO looks very unsure of himself here. He's not exactly front and centre of everything and he looked quite embarassed at the audience reaction in a number of places. Things are much better when he appears to get absorbed into the music, but I wouldn't say that it was a vintage performance by any means.
And having said all that about MO's shyness and reticence, could he possibly have worn his jeans any tighter? Ye gods, I know the tour was called 'Exposed', but I didn't think he was going to interpret it literally
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- from 'Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib' by the Princess Irulan