, attached to 2019-10-29

Review by Matty1222

Matty1222 Last night had a very unique feel to it. It was a rainy night but not cold which made walking to the venue not horrible. My wife and I got in around 7:45pm and there was zero wait. They took the metal detector, did a quick wave of your body, and off you went. Plus, when you think of the location compared to MSG, there is a lot less hustle and bustle outside the venue. No major subway lines or train stations gave way to a more peaceful outside venue vibe. My wife and I wanted to get in early to tour the venue and I am very happy we did so. There is an area called the Rose Museum where they display tons of old playbills and various pieces of art from the venues long history. I believe its located on the floor called "Blavatnik Family First Tier". Check it out before the show. There are also tons of framed pictures and sheet music from artist who have graced the stage. There are bathrooms and places to buy beverages on every floor. You can only take water inside the venue, meaning if you have any other drink in your hand, you won't be watching the show. There were zero lines for the bathroom all night. There is also no use of camera/phones during the show. They will come up to you and tell you to shut it off but after a while they were letting it slide. We made our way to our seats located in the dress circle and got ready for the show to start.

So given everything i mentioned above, by the time you got to your seat, you knew you were in a special venue for an intimate night with an incredible artist. Trey took the stage and the place erupted but then with a few strums of his guitar the place went silent. He wisely choose "Theme from the Bottom" as the opener as it starts off so slow and quiet and really set the mood for the rest of the night. I am not going to review every song as I don't think there is any value there. I will say that I got the feeling that Trey really liked how slow songs sounded and how his voice was very powerful in a venue that is known for its amazing acoustics. I thought the crowd was great. We knew when it was a sing along, we knew when to keep quiet, and we knew when to go nuts. There were a few people that needed to be shushed a few times but all in all, the crowd was very respectable. Trey shared a few stories with us ranging from Tom Marshall embarrassing himself, his Grandfather's passion for classical music, his previous experience at Carnegie Hall, and what it meant for him and us to be sharing this moment together. After the crowd helped him sing "Limb by Limb", his response was something along the lines of...."you guys can know cross that off your bucket list, you have now performed at Carnegie Hall!!" Pretty funny stuff. When he spoke during the encore, he kind of got lost talking about the history and beauty of the venue. I think what he was trying to say in plain English was, "Guys...can you believe this...we made it to Carnegie Hall!!

The show wrapped up around 10:30pm, getting out the venue was easy, getting our car out the garage was easy, and the ride home was nothing but good vibes and a complete reflection on how special the night was and how special we felt to be apart of it.


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