Tamara, William and I went to see Tommy Emmanuel in concert at the Plaza in Orlando last night. Oh my gosh! That guy is amazing. Acoustic Guitar like you’ve NEVER heard. They both LOVED it, it’s hard to impress William sometimes, but there was no doubt about it this time.
I’ve had several of his albums for a while, but to see him play this stuff live is simply amazing. I bought these tickets way back in October when they first when on sale and we had GREAT seats, 3rd row, SUPER close. You could see everything he was doing, well kind of, it was pretty fast, and the sounds he gets from his guitars don’t really seem possible. I’ll definitely go back to see if if the opportunity arises.
Let me re-phrase ‘Great Seats’, they were in a great viewing and listening area for the venue, but THE SEATS IN THE PLAZA IN ORLANDO ARE ABSOLUTLEY HORRIBLE. They are worse than any high school auditorium, or public venue I have ever seen. I don’t think I’ve EVER been anywhere with such tiny, crammed together seating as this place. TINY TINY metal chairs, no arm-rest, and about 10 inches from the seat in front of you. You could not possibly leave your seat without having everyone else in the row actually leave the row. I’m not a big guy, nor was the guy sitting next to me, but we were shoulder against shoulder.
I’m honestly not sure I’ll back to the Plaza with their current setup. IT was only an absolutely incredible performance by Tommy Emmanuel, that made the night a grand success. So remeber, TOMMY EMMANUEL… if you get the chance to see him, GO!