Coming back from Freedom Bar at one in the morning, I find Bistro with all its lights on, all the windows and doors wide open to alleviate the nearly-suffocating heat from having so many people inside. When I left, I had the girl standing behind me take my favorite spot so she could also take photos; and when I came back, I found an empty chair by the door going to the rest rooms. I took that spot and was able to document the band performing Moon River. Check out the crowd and how many fans (not the people) are there! The crowd inside have ballooned from the hundred or so that was there at nine o’clock to about, I dunno, can you guess?

The ‘Send Off Series’ at 70’s Bistro: Cynthia Alexander performs with longtime stage compatriots Mlou Matute and Cj Wasu, and guest band mates Jonathan Zuniga Urbano, Louie Talan, Romel SanchezKakoy Legaspi and Zach Lucero.

I changed my lens from 50mm to 18-135mm so I can have a wider, though darker, view; and moved up to a higher chair right by the wall. And I do so just in time to document them perform my second favorite Cynthia Alexander song – Insomnia.


a night like any other lying in the darkness
the clock ticking time to your breathing
you turn your back to me I know you’re dreaming
Ruby Lemon and Blue
Tangerine Green and Purple
Psychedelic
dream in Universal Color
while I lie awake with
I-N-S-O-M-NIA

Looking tired from your journey
How are you feeling now that you have arrived
From the other side where you were silently waiting
From dust you come here you are today
Wherever you walk to the Sacred Diary we go
Love’s ripple resounding
Hiya Hello Hello Baby
With the spotlight in your eye
The harsh stark reality
You are with me now you will always be
Until you walk away
Hiya Hello Hello Baby

I found myself moving about so I can have some versatility to the videos and also so I can also include the faces of the other band members. Somewhere near the bar, and just about the closest I could get in that crowd, I found myself taking this photo.

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

She sang Blackbird just then. It was actually nice to be in this spot because a ceiling fan was directly above me but it made the video really shaky. To add to that, there were two fans (the people kind) right next to me gushing about stuff, making it hard for me to concentrate. : )

I moved back to the center of the venue, and that was when Cynthia did Comfort in your Strangeness.

For more visual goodness, Youtube User belolatsdotcom (Bel Certeza) has a video of Cynthia super duper upclose performing Comfort, click here to view.

Check out Cynthia’s new version of Comfort in Your Strangeness. It’s sooo beautiful! Again, we are at a loss for words at this gem. 

Cynthia Alexander on Reverbnation

I finally moved to where my friends were seated on the other side of the venue, near the windows, and took the following shots because it provided a full view of the entire band:

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

She was down to her last two songs:

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

We are a falling star
A crooked stair
A fragile pair
We are beyond compare
A breaking glass
A cactus chair
Here we are
A game of chance
Pale Moondance
Strange romance
We shall find
We shall discover
What is ours we shall recover
Malaya
A hint of fairy’s breath
We dream a dream
Of summers yet

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

We barely survive the abuses we inflict upon ourselves
We never mean to be unkind the colors leave us blind
We get what we deserve we pay for what we get
Here is the game and here is the cycle
While I ride my motorbykle
Here is the game and here is the cycle
While I ride my motorbykle
Ride
We brave the accusations & stand on burning bridges
Blame it all on weakness & crucify our innocence
We get what we deserve & we pay for what we get

And then, it was over.

Here are some photos of me and my friends after the gig:

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

With my friend from Travel Factor, Ayla, who seems to be always with me whenever I am at Bistro.

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Cynthia Alexander Send Off Gig at 70s Bistro

Find Cynthia Alexander…
on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CYNTHIA-ALEXANDER/55714485343
 on Reverbnation: http://reverbnation.com/cynthialexander
on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Alexander
on BandCastpel: http://band.castpel.com/cynthia-alexander

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