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365 Project: Day 24 (Paul Simon)

July 22, 2011
In: Everything Else

Here we (my bff and I) are at the Paul Simon concert. We had great seats – first row on the gallery. There was no one in front of us, we had a clear view all the way to the stage. Paul Simon was tiny (even smaller than usual), but I think that unless you were in the very first row in the VIP section, that’s what you would get.

As you can see, there were about a million people there (or 20,000 – but who’s counting). I added a motion blur on the image because you could see people’s faces. I don’t know them, and I don’t want to offend anyone (with today’s automatic tagging systems, who knows what could happen).

The show was great! The balance between old and new songs was perfect. He hasn’t lost his voice a bit, despite his age (how, how can he be 70?!) He spoke to the crowd, he thanked us for the warm welcome etc, and said the obligatory “Shalom”.

There were some people dancing in the aisles, but mostly everyone in our area was very obedient, and stayed seated the whole time. There was a guy in the main area who was dancing as if he came to see Infected Mushroom instead of Paul Simon, but he looked like he was having so much fun, that we decided we should get up too. Lucky for us, the two people sitting behind us got up to go dance in the aisle, making it much more legitimate for us to stand up. We politely asked the guy behind us who was obsessively videoing the whole thing it that was ok, and he said it was fine. The next song was a quiet song, so we ended up sitting back down. After that we danced for the rest of the show. Two encores and a “You Can Call Me Al” later, and we were absolutely satisfied with the concert.

Unfortunately, none of the videos I took came out worthy of publishing, but I’m sure there are plenty of videos out there which can give you an idea of what it was like.


  1. I think that is the appropriate term. Please do not remind me I will be 30 soon 🙂

  2. BFF?
    What are you, 12?