Friday, 29 July 2011

My happy place!

To this day, still my absolutel favourite live gig i've EVER been to.  Not sure about you, but I am completely in love with Jack Johnson's music - his chilled tunes transport me to a better place (a place always by the ocean) and are a guaranteed pick me up when i'm feeling a bit sad.

This clip was filmed mostly at his gig in Hyde Park, London a few years ago and yep, I was there! We arrived early to make sure we got a good spot and of course to enjoy G-Love and Ben Harper (the coolest supports ever).  The afternoon was miserable, we got rained on a few times and spent most of it huddled under an umbrella, wrapped in a picnic rug.

BUT, just as Jack was due to take the stage, the clouds parted and the beautiful afternoon sun shone down on us - it still give me goosebumps thinking about (yes, true story, I know it sounds cliche, but it REALLY happened!)

The next couple of hours was one massive sing-a-long, like everyone was an old friend from long ago...

Thanks for the memory Jack!


Shadow walks faster than you
You don't really know what to do
Do you think that you're not alone?
You really think that you are immune to
Its gonna get that the best of you
Its gonna lift you up and let you down
It will defeat you then teach you to get back up
After it takes away all that
You learn to love

Your reflection is a blur
Out of focus
But in confusion
The frames are suddenly burnt
And in the end of a roll of illusion
A ghost waiting its turn
Now I can see right through
It's a warning that nobody heard

It will teach you to love what you're afraid of
After it takes away all that
You learn to love
But you don't
Have to hold your head
Higher than your heart

You better hope you're not alone etc etc

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