Dolby concert: Poetry in motion
I caught Thomas Dolby's show in St. Petersburg last night. Fantastic concert. It's been 15 years since Dolby toured the U.S., and even though this was his 12th night in a row of live shows, he was full of energy, fueled by an enthusiastic crowd at the State Theatre.
For 90 minutes, Dolby rebuilt his songs layer by layer, making sure to take time out between tunes to chat up the audience, telling the stories behind the music. In addition to his classic lineup of tunes like "I Live in a Suitcase" and "Windpower," Dolby added a new song, "Your Karma Hit My Dogma," a thumping contemporary piece based at least partially on his legal battle with Kevin Federline (who had used a portion of "She Blinded Me With Science" without permission in one of his rap songs.)
Not content to let him rest after his set, the crowd began chanting "Dolby! Dolby!" -- coaxing Thomas back for a few additional numbers, including a performance of "Airwaves" with headlining act B.T.
A concert worth waiting 15 years to see? You bet. Just don't wait that long again before you visit Florida again, Thomas!