T.Rextasy

On Friday night I went to watch some live music. I always find listening to music live helps lift my mood. It doesn’t even have to be someone I’ve heard of before I enjoy it just the same.

I’d seen T.Rextasy at the Shepherds Bush Empire in a 30th Anniversary Concert marking Marc Bolan’s death and always said I would like to see them again.

T Rex have always been a big part of my music experience. My parents are both fans and my Mum even saw them live at the Wembley Pool which I am not jealous at all about.

It’s funny my interest in all things T Rex and Marc Bolan, he died before I was born and yet I feel a connection to him. I’ve read numerous books about his life and death and would read more as I found them. Something about him fascinates me.

Some of the lyrics he wrote are so beautiful that I can get lost for hours listening to T Rex on my Ipod. Watching him sing Girl live on a DVD had me in floods of tears.

I spent my last birthday sitting listening to my Ipod and paying my respects at Golders Green Crematorium, which I realise makes me sound weird but it was a beautiful experience. I’m normally not so morbid, I’d wanted to see his memorial for years, wanted somewhere to go on my birthday and the two ideas just naturally met.

So to the concert.  I have loads of DVD’s of T Rex so I have ‘seen’ them live, seeing T.Rextasy live is the closest I will ever get to the real thing. The look, the sound, the enthusiasm and love for Marc and the music was all there.

The songs sound as close to the original as you can get, the hits were all there. People of all ages were singing and dancing along from pensioners to little girls, it really was a mixed age audience. Everyone had fun. I left with a smile on my face and as Danielz said ‘a little bit of Marc in my heart.’

If you like T Rex then go and see T.Rextasy you won’t be sorry you did! http://www.trextasy.com/

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