I might have been the youngest person in the audience when I went to see Luka Bloom earlier this week, although I don't know why. I mean, the man doesn't make shiny electro-pop/rock tunes, but he takes the genre of folk so far beyond what we often assume it is.
Luka performed over an hour and a half. You might think that's a bit too much to listen to one single guy with nothing but an (electro)acoustic guitar, but...wrong! His guitar play is amazing enough to fill the entire space without feeling the limits of typical folk music. And of course, he's got loads of great songs to pick from. It became a really lovely night.
During the gig a woman screamed 'that was amazing!'. She and Luka started talking and after a while she asked for the flowers (Luka brings flowers to his gigs and hands them over to someone in the audience at the ending)and yeh, she got them.
After the gig, I met Luka and he told me he was actually planning on giving the flowers to me. :( The woman was standing near us and Luka made her give me 'at least one flower'. :) He was so very nice!