Since I wrote a review after first time I saw him, I feel I should do the same thing again. Well, this time it’ll be just a few remarks and a bit of comparison.
I’ve seen Patrick in Warsaw (that was the first and probably the best time) and in Boston last autumn so I will compare this gig to the previous ones I’ve been to.
I can feel Patrick’s love for Warsaw growing bigger and bigger. He really seems to enjoy the city, the atmosphere and the audience. Obviously, the audience loves him, therefore more and more people come to see him. I think.
This time I saw less little girls (or maybe they just grew up, haha) and more older couples. By older I mean close to their thirties. :) I counted up to 300 people in all, I wonder how many of them were in Stodola. Whereas in Boston audience was way more older (there was age restriction though). And more gay guys, awww. :D
The gig seemed much more positive than in Boston (even though it was the same acoustic tour). Patrick didn’t talk much, especially in the beginning. I guess he changed a few songs from original setlist to happier ones and told the band “you can improvise if you want”. In Boston there were quite a lot of sad songs and I simply cried during half of the gig. Damn you Patrick, I’m that kind of person who never cries. :) I missed songs like Trust, Bitten or Vulture which, to my mind, sound amazing in acoustic. On the other hand, it was fantastic to hear Godrevy Point and William.
To sum up, it was a really honest, warm and positive almost 2 hours of Patrick’s music. I believe not every gig is usually that long. :)
Highlights of the show:
I bought Hard Times vinyl. Not because I’m gonna play it, I don’t even play regular cds. The artwork is worth paying three times more than I did. :) I paid more for a patch in Boston. :D
And I’m definitely buying a ticket to Warsaw next time PW is coming here.