On Wednesday evening, I saw Ani DiFranco at The Palace of Fine Arts. It was a speaking engagement, and the tickets sold out fast... we ended up in the last row):
While Ani is a musician without equal, in my estimation, her assured, powerful songs are somewhat at odds with her cuddly, public persona.
Yeah, I love listening to her, whether she's strumming her guitar like a madman, reciting one of her amazing poems, or just talking about what makes her tick. It's all good.
Interestingly, she's often as humble and self-deprecating as Stephen King when she's talking about her art. She needed me up there to tell her what's what (:
Three good friends went with me, so what had the potential for being a good night turned out really awesome! Can't wait for the next event...