I had seen Norah Jones live twice – and not been all that impressed – but something happened last year. Well, it had been building over the last few years, the last decade even. I interviewed Jones – around the time that she released her fourth album; the first that I really loved. And then last year she released a mini-album/maxi-EP of individual singles. It was so – so good. And I got the bug. I just had to see her perform again. But it was sold out. And Frontier Touring went – almost overnight – from shouting me to Australia to attend their press conferences to issuing an all-out ban on me turning up at their events, no comps, not welcome. They never said why. So I’d missed my window. But I asked around on Facebook and someone messaged me the name of a friend and I bought the spare ticket they had. I’m glad I did. It was a terrific show – well, it was a good show. I was a bit weirded out by the Norah Jones audience. Also – local comedian Mel Bracewell was the opening act and she was excruciating. Which I kinda pointed out in a single line in my review. It was kinda awkward meeting her earlier this year when I was on the same bill as her at a charity gig. Lol.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.