From here we walked up to the Sydney Opera House and made our way in. The support comprised of an Australian stand-up comedian, Damian Powers. Though I thought he started off slow, he soon gained a foothold, and put in a very entertaining 20 minutes. Next was Sasquatch, one of the D's support musicians, who played the guitar and drums excellently and entertainingly for his 20 minutes (which, by the end, was probably a little long).
Finally, after many years, I got to see Tenacious D live. And they did not disappoint. Kyle Gass is terrifically talented on the guitar, and he played excellently all night, also performing well in his nightly quitting of the band. One of the main reasons i wanted to see the D was to hear Jack Black singing live, to see if he really was as good as he seems. Well, the answer to that question is yes, he is quite brilliant. If any band of any musical persuasion happened to lose their singer, Jack could step in and do the job at least as well. He has an amazing voice and an incredible range, and along with his natural wit and comedic values, he is a real package.
The moments of the night were when they played "Kickapoo" and "Tribute". As they played, sand and performed these two songs, the Opera House was filled with 90% of the sold out crowd singing the song back to them, word for word, all the way through. It was spine-tingling stuff. Alhough this obviously happens at most concerts, because this was an acoustic show, and in the wonderful acoustics of the Sydney Opera House, it rang throughout, and was like being in a football stadium when the crowd starts singing. Awesome stuff. Well worth seeing, and it was just sensational.
The video below is not from the Sydney gig, but this is the same show from a couple of months earlier in the U.S. without Sydney references that the duo used on the night.