Mr. Waits put on a fantastic show last night. And although I bitch about the Palladium's set-up, it really does provide amazing sound for the handful of shows I see there. This was no exception. His backing band was spot-on, including his son on drums and an incredible one-man horns section that I fell in love with. As for Tom, his stories and songs came alive with his familiar brand of whimsical spookiness. Personal favorites of the night were Invitation to the Blues and a rousing sing-along to Everybody Row. Well worth the price paid.
In addition, a friend of mine allowed me to smuggle in her little point and shoot camera. And since my SLR wouldn't fit in my bra, excuse the quality and enjoy some photos from the show.