Wanted to relate my experience of seeing Hope for the first time. First i just want to say that taking the train hundreds of miles to be present at this show with a good friend of mine was well worth it! If you've read any reviews or seen the performance for your self, you realise that yes, it was dark. And Hope does come across as very shy. However, none of that matters when you hear that angelic voice coming from a graceful, dream-like silhouette. Long story short, the show was beautiful and unlike anything else i've witnessed. My friend and I were priveleged enough to have front-row seats and the oppurtunity to snag 2 set lists after the show.
As we were slow leaving, we had the oppurtunity to chat with bass-player Al Browne under the marquee, who graciously offered to have our set lists signed by Hope. Elated, we waited outside and spoke with other members of the band (all very kind). When Al came back, after several minutes, not only were they signed, but artfully decorated with stars and animal drawings! The best concert souvenir I've ever come away with by far! If Al or Hope are reading this, THANK YOU!!! It's already framed and hanging on my wall. I've loved listening to Hope's music for more than a decade now, and I didn't know it was possible to enjoy it more. That is, till now.