Sarah told me a while ago that she was planning an early birthday present
for me, but it was going to be a surprise.
Last night, I found out what it was: tickets to see Kylie Minogue in concert at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.
I had no idea that Kylie hadn't done a US tour before. Last night's concert
was her second one ever, and was only put on by popular demand (the night
before was her first ever).
I've never seen Kylie live before and it was a great show. There was a DJ on
stage for about 45 minutes prior to her starting. There were awesome lasers
and lights, a live band, and excellent choreography. My only complaint was
that the music tended to drown out her vocals a bit, but other than that, an
excellent and totally unexpected night out.
We nearly saw her when we were in
Prague last year and she happened to be performing at the same time we
were there, but I think this was a much better deal: a smaller venue and
cheaper tickets. The general admission area was all of the standing areas on
three levels. We could have elbowed our way right to the edge of the stage
if we'd wanted to.
The San Francisco Chronicle has a good review
of her opening night.