Wailin’ Jennies at the O’Shaughnessy

Last night we were at St. Kates to hear the Wailin’ Jennies. The auditorium was filled. Several thousand people in the audience.

I don’t remember the title of the song, but I loved the introductory explanation. Originally conceived of as a song about death, it turned out to be a lullaby. The consideration was of the impact you had just after you were born and the impact you will have just after you die. You are/will be unaware of both. Yet both are real and profound.

Also, I had a bit of an altercation with a woman sitting in the row just in front of us. The performers had come out for a second encore, around to the front of the stage to sing acapella, without microphones. Amazing and very beautiful. This woman in front of us took photos the whole time. Whir, beep-beep-beep, click! Repeat. When it was done and people were rising, I couldn’t help myself. I tapped her on the shoulder. She turned. And I said, That was really rude. She apologized. What was point of that whole thing?