Nancy Hillner wrote:It's so great to be back home from the West Coast and to hear about the Toronto part of the tour. It's been wonderful to read all your accounts, but why the heck hasn't a single person mentioned Nigel?
I can't believe that reviewer described him as a cellist in prom drag! What was he wearing to deserve that remark? He dressed really cool for the three times I saw him, and to describe someone as "in prom drag" sounds as though the guys did a bit with him in costume. I'm so curious - details, folks!
And why does one person say they did one encore, and someone else mentions four? Confusing.
Sorry for no meet and greet, but so glad the show was great as always, and you all got to meet up.
Of course by now you've read Turnip's Nigel story over on the 4/22 thread, Nancy, so he's getting the love he deserves now. The prom drag description was actually apropos - he had a light blue ruffle-front shirt on and I was really expecting to see a boutonniÃ¨re on him. Since Turnip, Amanda & I likened our preshow primping to getting ready for prom, I just loved that description!
Having seen four shows, let me tell you that Nigel is really a fabulous enhancement to the look and sound of the live show. He's handling the bassline masterfully, and the cello really fills out the sound. When the three of them harmonize (Bus Driver's Song, Freebird) it's AMAZING. And when handling percussion, well, the boy can GROOVE. He gets a really big response from the crowd now, and he's as gracious as Bret & Jemaine on & off the stage. A lovely man and great musician.