Wow - it's a pretty out of body experience to be within close proximity to James Taylor. I mean, the man is a complete legend. He just finished playing "Country Roads," and I think is now playing a cover called "Cry Baby Cry." "Cry Baby Cry," is over...and he just busted into a jazzy rendition of "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," from Oklahoma! Haha, gotta love it!
Not only does this guy have a never ending catalogue of hits, but he honestly sounds better live than on studio recordings. I can't wait to get down to the lawn and listen.
I now have a functional MPEG 4 video camera, so you'll start seeing some more footage of pre-show Wolf Trap activity which I'll post on youtube and here on the blog. Check in here tomorrow for a pair of pre-James Taylor performance videos, the best of which features a riotus 2000 person lawn rush from the main gates. I've been to sold out Wolf Trap shows, but this one just feels MORE sold out than the others, which is indicative by the sea of people rushing the lawn, many of whom have been waiting for this event to occur at Wolf Trap for the last 30 years. It's a very cool experience to be part of this evening's show, and it certainly shows in our patrons faces.
In addition to the promised video, I'll hopefully have some still photos and a set list from tonight's performance.