As prolific as he is poetic, Nick Cave is a legend. His music, a soundtrack to different parts of my life. There he was in person, as energetic and articulate as ever. With the Bad Seeds, members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a small choir from Gardenvale Primary School, he sang for two hours swinging between frenetic, violent songs to those filled with emotional intensity where the strength and beauty of his voice was palpable.
A sold out concert in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the Kings Domain in Melbourne means thousands of people. And, as the sky went from blue and cloudless to dusky pink with the lights of the city as a backdrop, the thousands were as one.