The buzz on the Alkestis Protopsalti Concert started long before the scaffolding went up at the Garden Theatre yesterday afternoon. Ithacans were anxious to see this performer 'live'. A three hour power out had organizers just a little nervous, but once the electricity was back on, so was the enthusiasm for the concert. Getting close enough to get some decent pics was a scramble, more so than usual. There was pushing, shoving and angered stares and insults for anyone with the audacity to block someones view, so I stuck my lens into the holes of the scaffolding, under the smoke machine and through the curtains of back stage when the kicking and bruising got too much.
This was more than a gig for Ithaki. It was a full blown Main Event. Congratulations to Fimios Ithakis for this mammoth effort in organization and the consequent success of the concert with Alkestis Protopsalti.