2CELLOS – Colorado Springs

You’ve probably heard of 2CELLOS? If not, go check out this video and this one.

When my daughter started playing cello, I had no idea how good she was going to be so quickly. She’s been moved to advanced orchestra in both schools she’s played cello for (including her first year playing… proud daddy here, in case you couldn’t tell). I’m not sure at what point we found 2CELLOS on YouTube, but she was hooked.

When Wendi saw they were coming to Colorado Springs and suggested we take Anastasia, I almost suggested she and the kiddo go. It’s not that I don’t like 2CELLOS (because I do), but more because I don’t like going to concerts. I don’t like the people packed around me, screaming, whistling, hooting, and in general acting like animals.

I’m glad I went.

When you listen to them in the car or even when you watch their videos, you definitely can understand they’re talented. But that’s not even the start of it. The energy and passion they brought to their show was immense. I watched in awe, completely captivated as they played pretty much non-stop for around 90 minutes. I always feel it’s a nice find to discover someone who’s talented at his chosen instrument. But these guys aren’t just good, they’re – and I’m not exaggerating – amazing.

Music is highly subjective and deeply personal for everyone listening. So keep in mind, this is my opinion, but I didn’t hear a version of a song that wasn’t better than the original. Like Iron Maiden, U2, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, but these guys did them all better.

When it was all said and done (they wrapped up with Air on the G String, one of my favorite Bach pieces), Anastasia gave Wendi a big hug. “Thanks for making give me the chance to see this,” she said. We talked about getting backstage passes next year for the kiddo. We’ll definitely be going back regardless.

If you get the chance, go see them. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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