I've raved countless times about Jim James, the lead singer of My Morning Jacket (the band I've seen more than any other...I'm at 11x right now but will soon hit 12x when I see MMJ, Wilco, Bob Dylan & Ryan Bingham in Irvine on 8/3!) so, instead of reiterating my undying love for this unbelievably talented man with 1 of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard, I'm simply going to say I had THE best time at my 1st Fillmore show EVER on Sunday night in SF!! What an INCREDIBLE venue!!!
For years, I've been wanting to see a show at the Fillmore primarily because my father saved tons of advertisement postcards he received from the Fillmore in the late 60s & early 70s (see photo immediately below) & I've always been in awe of cool they were. He has everything from The Grateful Dead to Jefferson Airplane to Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac! I've also always been so proud to be able to say my dad went to a lot of those shows!
So, because I was already going to be up in the Bay Area for both my niece's 2nd birthday party & Mother's Day (& because I'd have to miss Jim's LA show on Saturday night since I'd be in SF), I couldn't have been happier to learn Jim was playing The Fillmore Sunday night which meant, as long as I was willing to deal with getting up at 4am to catch a 6am flight from SFO back to LA (which I was!), at long last, I'd FINALLY get to attend a concert at The Fillmore! It was just icing on the cake that my 1st Fillmore show ever was the lead singer of my FAVORITE live band performing music off his 1st solo album :)
Everything about the evening (JIM, the venue, the apples, the framed Fillmore concert posters hanging EVERYWHERE, the free concert poster I was given because they give away FREE posters when a show sells out, the beautiful chandeliers, the ambience, my good friends Rachel & Seth being there with me, the flowing whiskey & the overall vibe) was PURE PERFECTION.