The colonel graced Denver with his presence this past Monday for his Moon Landing tour. Now, we all know that James thinks we’re beautiful, but what really surprised me was the vast amount of MILKS that showed up to get a glance of this warlock in his natural environment. (If you are wondering what a MILK is, it’s a Mother I Would Like to Know). Going into the show, I knew a couple of James Blunt songs (You’re Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover), but what impressed me was how versatile he is as a performer. From whipping out his “little guitar” as he called it (really a ukulele), to jamming on the electric guitar or piano James is a very well rounded performer and it was pretty evident that the crowd was eating it up or at least dreaming of eating him.
Oh Honey opened for James Blunt and if you haven’t heard of them yet, I am almost 100% sure they are going to blow up in the next month or two. From one of their singles appearing on the hit TV show Glee to touring with The Fray this summer, it is pretty evident that they are primed for stardom. They have all the ingredients needed in order to become the next big indie star: two cutesy lead singers with what seems like a school yard crush on one another, a bassist with a jean jacket, a guitarist with long hair and probably some tattoos, and a drummer with a rocker glare. And to top it all off, their lyrics and melody are catchy and original.
Everyone was patiently waiting for James to make his grand entrance, with smoke billowing off the stage; he emerged like an astronaut coming back from the moon. James Blunt has a stage presence that can’t be described by mere adjectives alone. He is animate, sexy, and seemingly has an endless amount of energy. Between all of the action and lustrous stares he still had time to rip off his jumper and come out in a skin tight green (space?) suit and stage dive into a sea of expecting, ravenous MILKS. It is overwhelmingly clear that James is a well seasoned performer (he is selling out huge stadiums in Europe) and I am happy he made it to our humble town of Denver. Until next time James… we all think you’re beautiful too.