After much research and hours of study, intense focus groups and tireless dedication to detail, I’ve decided these are my two favourite performances from the Asia tour: EWTRTW and LDH.
Because one is a song I’ve known and loved most of my adult life but I never ever would have suggested it as a “David” song. Yet here it is. Reborn. A completely new revelation of a song. The intro alone is enough to reduce me to a quivering mass of goo. (And not just because he says “It’s from the eighties” like he’s talking about the 1880s.) Then he gets going and the energy and the intensity mixes with the smooth-dude awkwardness and the timeless heart of that song and I almost can’t wait for it to be over so I can listen to it again.
And my other favourite is brand new and not a ballad like I thought I would prefer but no. It rocks and he rocks and the groove is infectious and I actually love the fact that I have no idea if the “Love” in the title is supposed to be a verb or a noun. It gives crazy little flashbacks of unsure teenage Idol David then leaps forward to commanding fist-pumping, dance-grooving future David. But mostly I think that magical combination will always be there. Yes, please. 🙂
p.s. So how about you guys? What are your favourite performances from the Asia tour … and why, pray tell? Please share!
p.p.s. …and just ‘cuz … this is from Jim Cantiello’s hilarious Tumblr: