I’ve been thinking incessantly about seeing violin virtuoso David Garrett perform last Sunday. His performance blew me away.
He mentioned being on tour 300 days out of the year. This, he said, made it hard for him to have a relationship. But he wasn’t bothered by it. His true love is music, after all, and as long as he’s doing what he loves, he’s happy.
It was such a simple message. He’s happy with his life. Watching him perform made me realize what a bond he has with his music. He plays the violin effortlessly, and his arrangements all reflect his passion.
I hope that we’re all as lucky as David Garrett, to be able to find the one thing that makes us happiest in life.
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.