The wife and I spent a lovely evening listening to Corrinne May perform at The Meadow, at the Gardens by the Bay.
The Gardens were PACKED and there were times we were stuck in human jams (especially when it came to leaving the concert venue) but it was worth the trip.
Sitting on the grass with our own mats and watching Corrinne perform live under the moon and stars was quite an experience.
Corrinne had her band, whom she was obviously comfortable performing with and her husband, Kavin Hoo, backed her up on piano too.
The NDP rehearsals were happening nearby and the fireworks threatened to interfere with the music but Corrinne gamely made the best of things.
With just one outfit throughout (a rather long dress that she had some trouble moving with), Corrinne showed us you didn't need to be over the top, to entertain your audience. You just need musical skills, an awesome voice and sheer talent.
Her rapport with her audience was easy and relaxed. She even had a singalong segment for us to join in. For her encore, her last last song was Song for Singapore, which is not my favoritest song of hers, but the audience sang along with patriotic gusto anyway.
You may also wish to view my interview with her in my Yahoo video series. Higher res photos can be seen at my Google+ page.
I am returning to Gardens by the Bay for more, but I shall do it on a quieter weekday next time.