He went, so of course I went too. In fact, I've been going every year in September for the last few years. I'm totally hooked on Jimmy's shows in Paris. So much so, I almost don't want to tell you how amazing it is, because those small venue tickets at La Cigale are not easy to come by.
Like Jimmy, and every other romantic and dreamer in the world, I've fallen in love with the city of light. Now if only those Duolingo and Rosetta Stone lessons would start kicking in! Paris is a massive city with lots going on, but the cool, casual, carefree vibe is just my style. Obviously, there's history and art and wine and gourmet meals and fashion. Yet, there's an edgier side, funkier side to Paris to explore too.
From a concert perspective, there's truly not a bad seat in the house at La Cigale. It's one of the oldest theaters and venues in the city, and maybe one of the smallest I've ever been in. Jimmy is known for his huge stadium shows in the U.S. full of props and gags, but these shows in Paris are very different. He develops an intimacy with the crowd that you don't get at the massive summer concerts. I love that I pretty much see the same people every year, and Jimmy recognizes them too. I go to every show when I'm there because you never know who he might pull onto the stage with him. There was nothing more surreal than to hear Jimmy sing Southern Cross with the original owners of the song, Crosby Stills & Nash.
There'll be three shows this year, and I already have my tickets. Rumor has it that the shows are being recorded and/or filmed so it should even more festive than usual. I might need to get Jimmy a My Lost Shaker shirt with a 40th birthday invite on it!