Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Glitter And Doom" in Birmingham- July 3, 2009

Here are a few random images I captured around the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham when Tom Waits brought his "Glitter And Doom" show to town.

It was an interesting show. I guess it could be described as "Musical Performance Art", in which Tom Waits assumes a persona and rarely breaks character. He's assumed a number of personas, or maybe just evolved a single one, it's hard to tell.

While visually interesting, he's at his best when he breaks character, banters with the audience and breaks out a couple of his older lovely ballads.

Since he closely guards his privacy, it's not easy to figure him out. His fans take this as an opportunity to assign him many great human qualities which he may or may not possess.

I'm certainly not trying to, but I wonder if this will stir them up?

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