I had the pleasure of seeing violin virtuoso David Garrett at the Balboa Theater tonight. He played ACDC’s anthem “Thunderstruck,” which just about sums it up.
Lithuanian world champion accordion player Martynas Levikis opened for Garrett and even joined in on two songs. His take on Lady Gaga was awesome.
Garrett made his entrance from the back of the theater, walking down the aisle playing “Eye of the Tiger” and looking every bit like a rock star. He played Metallica, Mozart, Beethoven, Michael Jackson and the signature piece from Swan Lake. He finished the night with “Hey Jude,” the Beatles’ anthem, and then returned for an encore with “Annie Are You Ok?” By the end his bow had strings hanging down.
This was a concert I will never forget. From this moment on, I am a David Garrett fanatic.