The Golden Age
so I saw woodkid yesterday. and in no way could I imagine how wonderful would it be. how incredibly open-minded, smart and beautiful he is. i will be honest if I say that it was the most beautiful and meaningful gig I’ve ever been to.
‘learn to be intelligent, read books, go on the internet and open your minds’ he said, ‘it’s not easy, but I’m working really hard.’
the lighting, all the things shown on the screen, the music bumping in my chest as well as in my head - I’ve never seen anything more atmospheric, you just feel like you’re a character in one of his videos. then, the crowd was like a big union. after we all held each other’s hands on one of the songs, he asked: ‘are you all friends here?’ and man, I bet he was fascinated by the crowd. it was amazing to be there, to be one of us all.
and the thing, that made this concert so special - he was constantly talking with us, telling us his stories about songs, Brooklyn, and one more, which is vivid in my mind:
when he was eighteen, he came into the kitchen where his mother was washing the dishes, and told her that he was a little bit different. I think, its the sweetest thing to be said on stage. it makes me feel so good it happened here, in Russia with all those homophobic politics that make me puke.
thank you, woodkid, thank you for your music and your beautiful soul.
Miles Kane & Faris Badwan - The Scotch Club