I've been thinking why Michael Buble is so interesting and why so many women, men, teenagers and even children like him so much. I would like to say it's because of his voice and his music and while that is a HUGE part of it, I think it is something more. He is so darn charming, personable and funny that he makes you feel like you are his best friend. And that's his appeal. You can tell when he is enjoying himself onstage and at the end when he said he didn't want to leave - you believed him.
Continuing on with my "date" night with Michael...the first song he sang was Fever and I near jumped out of my skin because, as I mentioned yesterday, I was in the first row, so when these tall pillars of fire shot up in front of me (so close that I could feel the heat) I was very surprised. I will say that the disappointing thing about having to sit in the handicapped section is that you don't see the middle of the stage. So I couldn't see Michael when the curtain pulled back and the big screens were so close that I nearly had to bend over backwards to look at them. Nevertheless, I was thrilled to be so close because he made frequent trips to the stage in front of me.
He sang all of my favourites and a few more I hadn't heard before. There was always something going on behind him. The stage moved, the screen projected something - a sensory delight that was great but honestly if he just sat on a stool and talked and sang all night I would have been satisfied!
When he introduced the band he sat right in front of me. He was so close I could see the sweat dripping off his face. And speaking of sweat...did I mention I got his towel? I'll tell you about that in a bit.
After he introduced the band he went from one song to the next until finally the moment I know I was waiting for (but never really knew how much fun it would be), red and white paper hearts exploded from cannons that were directly in front of me and rained down so heavily that I was literally drenched in hearts. The pictures up top do not do justice to how many hearts enveloped me. Picture that basket full to the brim. There were so many I literally could not see my purse which was stuffed in my basket! Now here is where my evening became even more fun.
Just before the hearts exploded, Michael had been in front of me singing and I waved at him and he waved back. Sweet! After the hearts were done, one of his crew decided to have some fun with me and picked some up off the floor and proceeded to dump them all over me. A few seconds later, he gathered more up and began to walk toward me again. I looked at him and said, "Don't you dare!" He laughed and stepped back. I returned to watching Michael, but I could see this guy out of the corner of my eye. He looked at me again and arched his eyebrow and smirked. I laughed and said, "I don't trust you!" He responded with a laugh and walked away and I thought that was it.
One final thing - about the hearts. It was probably the funniest thing to happen to me all evening. I went to the washroom and while that in itself is not funny, what was in the toilet bowl when I was finished was. Hearts! Lots of 'em! I don't know how they got down my pants. I did find some in my bra later, but my pants? I had on a top that covered the top of them so I'm still puzzled about that one.
All in all it was the perfect evening! My Bublette girls took very good care of me and I will forever be in their debt. I only hope I can meet them all again sometime. As for Michael...well... I can't wait until he comes back again.
Where do I start? So much happened yesterday that I want to get it all down as soon as possible - before I forget the little details. First, I would like to say how pleased I was that I was able to sit in my scooter all night long. Whew! What a relief that was. In truth that was my biggest fear of the evening. Until I tried to go down the ramp to get on the concert floor - I almost tipped over - twice! But that was nothing compared to the rest of the day. A mere blip in a day full of surprises. Let's start with the Bublettes.
These lovely ladies above are all friends I met on Facebook through Michael's fan page - the Buble Insider. What a lovely bunch of gals! Tammy (pictured above with me) was my plus one for the Sound Check Party (oh, yeah - I won a Sound Check Party). Not all the girls are pictured here (it was hard to meet up on the concert floor when there are so many people about), but there were more. I only wish the lighting had been better, but this was before the show and the lights were very dim.
At the Sound Check Party Michael rehearsed a bit and then asked for a request. The song "End of May" was chosen and he had to look up the lyrics on his phone, because he hadn't sung it in such a long time. On stage with him were his wife Lu who was taking care of their son Noah. We were not allowed to take pictures, so here is what Noah looks like.