First at a performance at a local shopping mall. "Hmm, this was pretty good."
Then I went again, this time on the town square/market place. "Wow, that song is really cool!"
Then the next day (today) again at a performance in a church (though that time they didn't sing my 'favourite' song, in retrospect I should've realized they would only do more subdued songs when the venue was a church).
Here's one from the "photo-op" afterwards outside the church with a Ukranian choir. It was raining a bit, but they still lined up for pictures.
And then, seemingly saving the best for last, the afternoon performance at a local restaurant (if you can call it that).
Perfect vantage point, which I have my friend Aino to thank for! (I don't think I'd dare go that close if I had been on my own...)
Sorry for the picture quality. I'm really no photographer, as it probably becomes clear. I didn't take very many pictures, and these were the best of a bad bunch.
Anyway, in the performance they did the song I like, and I got a video of it with the digital camera I had with me! Yay! But that's not all... for the encore, they performed it once more, this time spreading around the restaurant, in a very free-form performance! I wonder if our response to it the first time had anything to do with the second performance... In any case, another video, ゲット!
Ah. Very good day.
See the first performance here, and then see the second, encore performance. (Sorry about sync issues, that's the fault of Youtube. If you want a CD with copies of the original files that came of the camera, just ask the next time you see me.)
Update: I also put the videos on Google video, they have much better audio-video sync. Here's video one and here's video two.