Perhaps it was too much Guinness, perhaps I was just feeling emotional on that particular night or perhaps it was because I was witnessing quite possibly the best gig I have ever been to.
It was Dublin 2003 and Beck was in the midst of his Sea Change world tour, just him a handful of guitars and a battered old roland keyboard. For two magical hours he captivated and spellbound the audience with stripped back versions of his classic tunes.
Just as I thought things couldn't get any better the encore produced the most magical live experience I have ever had, as Beck armed with his trusty roland keyboard played a cover of the Zombies "Beachwood Park". This was one of my favourite songs by the Zombies anyway, but the raw emotion that Beck put into that song on that night, really did have me in tears, its the only time it has happened to me in live environment, and it is one that I will never forget. I will be the first to admit that I am not usually a fan of cover versions, but this one has stuck with me and I never want it to go away