Saturday, November 3, 2012

At the Royal Albert Hall with Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra

Last night, the husband and I, along with our best friends, were treated to a night of nostalgia at the historic landmark, the Royal Albert Hall.    

We had a rather magical experience watching Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra perform in the intimate little Elgar Room, lovely gorgeous-golden oldies like "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)".  So many have done these iconic tunes, from Benny Goodman to Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett to Diana Krall.  But none like Benoit, with a French accent... ooh la la!

Gosh, I must admit, it was difficult to sit still.  Swing music was simply made for dancing.  Plus, I dressed for the event - a tartan 40s-inspired secretary dress, grey round-necked cardi, dark bronze brogues, topped with heavy and winged upper-eye liner and cat's eye glasses  - so I was looking rather appropriately time-warped, I must say.  No pics to prove, unfortunately. :S


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