On October 18th I had the pleasure of seeing The Polish Ambassador’s Pushing Through the Pavement tour at the Fillmore Auditorium. The night’s entertainment consisted of a beautiful blend of music from Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo, Wildlight, Random Rab, and The Polish Ambassador. Most of the music (Polish and his crew) was accompanied by the visual stylings of the incredibly talented Liminus. As someone who has attended many concerts and events I know it’s not often you go to a show where every interaction is positive. This was one of those shows. The crowd was amazing and the positivity was infectious. It was the type of show that, when I asked the person in front of me for a second time who he got his gum from because it smelled so good, he just laughed, bit it in half and offered me some. Now that may seem gross to some of you, however when you’re in a room where everyone feels like family and you’re already passing around bottles of water and beer to share what’s a tiny bit of saliva among friends?
The music, the lyrics, the melodies, the intention of every artist was so good and so pure; it made for an incredible experience. When I arrived at the show (a bit late) Wildlight was just getting started. Polish, Ayla and Liminus shared their joy with us and kicked the mood off right. Ayla spoke beautifully about life in-between songs, and they shared material with us so new it wasn’t even finished. It was so wonderful to see a musical group feel comfortable enough with their audience, a sold out show full of light workers, to share a work in progress.
Random Rab’s set took us to outer space and back. I found myself with my eyes closed, swaying back and forth as his music took me up out of the Fillmore, away from the city, away from Denver, away from the earth. I came back down when Ayla returned to stage the stage for end of the set to sing while Random Rab completed his musical journey.
“I wish you could be up here and see this” …“thank you for being here”…the amount of love and gratitude in the building at the end of the show was remarkable. I could describe Polish’s set to you, tell you how he played the perfect selection from the new album, how he got down and dirty dropping his Blackstreet – No Diggity (The Polish Ambassador Remix), but instead I’ll describe the way he spoke to us after slaying his set with the assistance of Liminus, Ayla and Mr. Lif. The one thing he said that has stuck with me the most is when he told us “it’s beautiful to stand up here and see all of you hugging and kissing” because it was beautiful. Then, they each went on to say a few words about the Permaculture Action Tour that has been a continuing success. “We wanna rock a party and then get together tomorrow and create something beautiful in your neighborhood.” Unfortunately I was unable to attend this part of the experience but WTMO’s own, Alex Malacoff was there. Be on the lookout for the review of his experiences, coming at you later today!