Matisyahu has recently gained national attention by shaving his beard off. This may seem like a no-big-deal moment, but if you know who Matisyahu is and what he represents, this was a career-changing decision.
Last Tuesday night, Matisyahu pleased audiences with a spectacular show in Gainesville. While I’ve expanded my musical taste broadly in electronic music, it is always refreshing and nice to go see an actual live performance with live instruments and live vocals.
This was my first time seeing Matisyahu and he surpassed all expectations I had. I recall him going on later than planned. Fans waited anxiously as 10, 15, 20 minutes passed by. Photographers scattered throughout the front rows of the crowd adjusted their settings to what they thought would be just right.
A little over halfway through the show, Matisyahu brought out a friend from college to play live clarinet, enhancing the instrumentals. They proceeded to play a song that barely had any vocals and focused more on the sweet sounds of the clarinet, guitar, drums and bass.
The song started and after the first chorus, he took a running start and launched himself into the crowd. For about half of the song, he graciously glided across a sea of hands, floating to each corner of the audience that would support him.
Matisyahu finished the song, said thank you and walked off the stage, while the band did a long outro after he left, like in the beginning. However, this time, Matisyahu perched himself atop of a sectioned-off part of the stage and watched over the audience. When he came out again, he was greeted with excited fans. He, then, pointed to someone, made the eye contact and jumped into the crowd again.
Overall, it was an experience I’m glad I didn’t pass up. I went to this show by myself, ran into only a couple of friends and still walked away fulfilled with what I had just saw. If you’ve seen Matisyahu countless times or if this was your first experience, it is well worth your money to see this exceptional performer.
via Bionic Beatlab