After a comedy of misadventures, that resulted in us missing the opener(A Fine Frenzy) and the first half hour of Rufus's show, we finally made it to Places Des Arts.
While we did miss the first part of the show, what we did see was phenomenal! Apparently we heard all of the new album minus two tracks as well as lots of others, including two Judy Garland tunes a folk song and an unbelievable cover of Hallelujah. I'll admit that i fell in love with Wainwright's debut and while my wife has each subsequent release i haven't really paid much attention to them. It appears that I've been missing out. Rufus has an absolutely amazing voice! It didn't hurt that the venue had amazing acoustics, he even sang one song sans amplification. His mother joined him for two songs, including the aforementioned cover of Hallelujah which required a long pause in the middle while they tried to remember the words to the next verse.
This was the first time that i've been to a sit down concert in recent memory. I think the last time may have been Natalie Merchant in the late '90's at the Brady in Tulsa, Ok.