I was curious how James Blunt would pull off a non-soppy
show? Face it, his music is on the "sad side" and he even admitted it
last night (Thursday 12 February, GrandArena, GrandWest, Cape Town) "my
music can be miserable, so if any husbands, fiancées and boyfriends were
dragged here by their girlfriends and wives, sit tight, it's going to be a long
show." But the short British singer (yes, he is very short) entertained
the 5000+ strong crowd with blistering songs, popping eye movements and stellar
guitar performance. Oh yes, he played a mini-me guitar and spoke about being
short but there is nothing wrong in the bedroom (too much information James!).
He zipped through his latest CD, Mood Landing, and delivered the hits and a few
surprises from his back catalogue. I was glued. He had the audience eating out
of his hands. Fans went crazy when the short (yes he is) British singer jumped
off stage and ran through the audience, much to the cheers of all his female
fans (and a couple of male fans). Getting back on stage was another thing, he
almost fell on ass. But he got up, and jumped in front of the piano and went on
like nothing has happened.