Tommy Emmanuel concert 19-6-2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

My cousin is a big fan of Tommy Emmanuel, he pre-ordered these tickets last year just to make sure he doesn't miss the master of acoustic guitar himself in action, haha i even remember discussing about the concert and i was thinking to myself "ahh there is still a long way to go", well, last friday, that day came, for the first time in my 4 months here. i stepped foot into Sydney's city...pathetic i know..i've been here for 4 months and i have not been to the city anyways...there was nothing to shout about in the city as we went late and did not have much time for sightseeing.... and by 5pm it was night time and it was freaking hard to take good night view pictures with these shaky hands of mine....should have asked cousin to bring along his dslr..

So.... for the concert, we were very lucky to be able to meet and shake hands with Tommy Emmanuel himself!! to have a guitar god standing right beside you is a crazy feeling i tell you!! he even gave a few lucky fans a few tips and tricks on playing the guitar...well those guys are already pro's who bought their own guitars to play along with Tommy backstage...

And for the main event, the concert itself.... this is my very first time watching him live and i was never a big fan of his to start with, i only tagged along with my cousin who was kind enough to buy me a ticket, after wacthing him play, i was simply amazed by his speed and creativity, he was so fast that i think no normal human can achieve that speed, and about his creativity, he utilizes almost every part of the guitar for his songs, i can say that from that very moment, i never looked at the acoustic guitar the same again, there is just so many things you can do with it, as he said "the guitar is a weapon of mass construction" the only downside was that the audio was a bit off, as he turned the volume up too high, the sound is not as sharp as it should be, but it was a fantastic show nonetheless, i will definitely buy a ticket if he ever performs in sydney again!!