As you may have guessed by the obvious title and images, Liz dropped any set plans as she headed to the northern boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House to see Passenger perform a free busking gig. As a self-confessed Passenger fanatic and beard lover, it was not an option to miss this rare opportunity, with Liz arriving in town before the destination was even announced.
The location was picture-perfect with Sydney’s finest weather emerging for the talented singer with the luscious beard. As Liz walked around the sails to see the stage hours before he was scheduled to perform, her eagerness proved to be beneficial when Mike himself was doing a sound check. Her awkward attempt to avoid annoying him and asking for a photo were surely squashed when he casually started talking to his dedicated fans and playing the likes of Bruce Springsteen to test the amplification of his inimitable voice.
When it finally came to his time to perform, the crowd had multiplied with hundreds flocking to the picturesque location. Despite the large numbers, you could hear a pin drop amongst the mesmerized audience. Mike’s ridiculously mellow attitude and hilarious sarcasm brought laughter out of the polite bunch. Not one person sat during the entire 60 minute set, with some fans originating from his busking days in Pitt Street Mall. Mike’s husky vocals and acoustic set made the crowd fall even more in love with the lyrical genius. He sang many new songs set to be released in his upcoming album, Whispers, a perfect progression from All the Little Lights.
If one thing came out of today, it was that Passenger is a rare talent that has somehow remained humble and grateful to all of his fans. If anything, today made everyone slightly depressed that we all still have to wait until June 10th to get our hands on his new album. Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed that this lyrical genius will bring his Whispers tour down under at the end of the year as we await for dates to be confirmed...
P.S. We just added the image Passenger uploaded onto his Facebook, that Liz managed to just scrape into!
P.P.S. Passenger also commented to Liz about this blog post!! *insert high pitched squeal*
♫ ♪ Whispers - Passenger ♪♫