Peter Gabriel in Berkeley (2 videos and my 2 cents)

Last night was a great night. It was the third time in my life I had the chance of seeing Peter Gabriel, my favorite artist of all time, perform live. He delivered an incredible performance at the Greek Theater, by the hills behind UC Berkeley, accompanied by the New Blood Orchestra

A review about the concert bashes it saying:

Peter Gabriel has finally run out of new ideas.

I disagree completely. Anyone attending the concert expecting to see “classic” Gabriel in progressive rock mode was likely disappointed. But anyone going with an open mind, ready to listen true reinterpretations of classic Gabriel songs alongside covers from his Scratch My Back album, was in for a treat!

One of the first songs, “Wallflower” was beyond gorgeous! Here’s the video I managed to capture of this moment with my phone:

Other highlights of the evening for me were “San Jacinto” and “Rhythm of the Heat” along with “Darkness”, “Digging In the Dirt” and “Red Rain” which I leave you with:

Topping the performances were Peter’s voice, which continues to be rock solid along, his storytelling preceding each song and his incredible character that never takes his audience or the musicians that accompany him for granted.

Thanks for an amazing evening, Peter!

5 thoughts on “Peter Gabriel in Berkeley (2 videos and my 2 cents)

  1. Que te puedo decir, han pasado unos cuantos años desde que compartimos ese primer concierto de Peter Gabriel.
    Que alguien diga que al fin se le acabaron las idea luego de tantos años de carrera musical es todo un halago, aunque este absolutamente equivocado.
    Porque si algun dia eso realmente llegara a ocurrir es dificil que alguien le pueda quitar su merito de innovador.

    • Bien dicho, Pagua!! Memorable memoria la de la gira US, hermano! Que honor haberla compartido contigo, Manuel Ron y Chucho!

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