Indigo Girls weather the storm

Indigo GirlsWow is all I can say.

I have to admit that I thought the Madison Theater would be nearly empty for the Indigo Girls show this past Tuesday night. Not because I do not think they are a good band or because they have been around for a long time, but because the storm of the century was being forecast for two days.

I had looked early in the day at the event listing on Facebook and it only had 14 people listed as going (one of them was me). And with the storm supposedly bringing up to eight inches of snow and beginning at 9 p.m., I really thought people would just stay home.

Boy was I wrong.

I have photographed a lot of shows at the Madison, but I think this was one of the most crowded and engaged audiences I have seen there. It was probably not even sold out, but there were not many people hanging around the bar. They were all awe-struck with the Girls, and they did not leave disappointed.

The ShadowboxersThe opening act The Shadowboxers were an excellent segue act for the Indigo Girls as they offered some variation from fast-paced pieces, to slow melodic harmonies that reminded me of the Rites of Passage album.

Apparently the Indigo Girls agree as The Shadowboxers played double-duty as they also served as the Girls’ band.

The crowd of mostly women were in a frenzy by the time Amy Ray and Emily Saliers took the stage. The band dove right into one of their big hits Least Complicated urging the throng of fans to sing along.

The show did not slow down there and was strong from start to finish mixing in some old hits with some newer tunes before closing out with a bang (Galileo, Tether, Closer to Fine).

They even encored with Bob Dylan hit Tangled up in Blue.

At the end of the day the only people that were left blue were the fans who wanted to see more.

For images from the show, click here.

Madison Theater – Covington, Ky. – March 5, 2013
Least Complicated
Tried to Be True
Making Promises
Get Out the Map
Moment of Forgiveness
Fill It Up Again
Three Hits
Shed Your Skin
What Are You Like
Shame on You
Power of Two
Virginia Woolf
Gone Again
I’ll Change
Kid Fears
Closer to Fine

Share the Moon
Tangled Up in Blue

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