Last night I went to the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Blvd. to see my favorite singer Stacy Clark, whom I’ve written about before HERE and HERE, perform live, which is something I always enjoy. This was my first time going to the Hard Rock Cafe, and I have to say that I wasn’t all that impressed. I went there with my brother, who had heard about Stacy through me for several years so I was looking forward to him getting the chance to see her, and we sit down @ one of the several empty tables right in front of the stage, and the waiter comes and says we have to be seated by the host to get service, so we get up to go to the hosting desk, and the man tells us it will be a 15-20 minute wait before we can get a table. It was like 8:55pm, we pointed out that we were hear to see Stacy Clark, whose performance was scheduled to start @ 9pm, and he didn’t even know anyone was performing that night. He actually told us there was no show, and we were like YES, there is. My brother had a copy of the program of his hands and showed him “Stacy Clark, 9pm”. So again he tells us it would 15-20 minutes before we get a table, so we just go to the bar, which was one level about the stage. But then when Stacy started performing I couldn’t hear her well enough, and there were still empty tables in front of the stage, so I went back to the check-in desk to ask if we could just sit up front, he said we could but we just wouldn’t get any service. Fine. Whatever. Sheesh. So we up front to get a better view of the show.
It was a short set, somewhere between 30-40 minutes I think. She was scheduled for a 2nd set later that night, but I couldn’t stay too late because I had work the next day. This was an acoustic show, no band, just Stacy and her guitar. She performed a bunch of her known songs, Touch and Go, Matter of Time, Unusual, Strange, I Do, Hello Again (which she dedicated to ME!), & All Time Low. She also performed 3 cover songs, which is something I haven’t seen her do much since the very first time I saw her perform back in 2006. She did Stevie Nicks’ Dreams, Deathcab For Cutie’s I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Miike Snow’s Animal, and The Cranberries’ Dream. She also debuted a new song which she said is from a side-project she’s working on, a band called Color Field, which you can read about HERE. I didn’t catch the name of the song, but I liked it, it had a catchy chorus, like so many of Stacy’s songs do, so I’m definitely looking forward to that project coming out.
Afterward we got to stop and chat with Stacy, she’s such a nice gal, and accessible to her fans. It was a good show, and I had a good time. If you ever get a chance to see her perform, I highly recommend it. She’s got one more show next Sunday 8-28-11 @ the Hard Rock, and then you can check out her sites online to find out when she’ll be in your town
And listen to this interview with Stacy on PODOMATIC