November 7, 2013
It hasn’t been easy trying to see James Blake while at school. Whenever he’d announce a US tour, he’d only come through D.C.’s 9:30 Club and it would be at the most inopportune times. Whether it would be during finals period or on a weekday when I couldn’t juggle schoolwork and going to a concert in D.C., seeing James Blake perform live seemed to be a quixotic goal. But I remained patient and optimistic, knowing that Blake would perform in D.C. at the right time during the school year. So when I heard about the James Blake show this past Saturday, Nov. 2nd, I knew I couldn’t have asked for a better day and that I had to go.