Was it really seven years ago since we saw Keane play at Radio City Music Hall on their Hopes and Fears tour?
I still remember that stellar concert today. Their performance was amazing but what I remember the most vividly were the intimate, unguarded moments. The lead singer, Tom Chaplin talking excitedly about their new songs and playing them for the first time for the audience. But even before that, pre-show when Chaplin was standing in one of the side boxes off to the left of the stage. Mark and I imagined that he was soaking in that all these people had come to see Keane. He looked stunned, it was an especially vulnerable moment.
Also, very notable was Regina Spektor, the opening act, telling this bozo in the audience off. (I mean why do these people come to concerts?) Spektor was singing a song about going home with very minimal instrumentation and the audience was very quiet.
Then this bozo shouts — “Why don’t you go home!”
Spektor keeps singing and works in a whole “fuck you” vocal rift. She destroyed him.