The energy was high in the restaurant/bar area of Globe Hall on the night of Saturday, September 21. The venue, split into a barbeque restaurant/bar, and an intimate concert hall, was hosting The Still Tide and Charlie Cunningham. Saturday vibes were heavy in the bar when I walked in, with many middle-aged and twenty-something patrons enjoying beers and barbeque food.
However, as soon as I opened the door to enter the concert venue, I noticed the vibe was different. The crowd was still talkative and energetic, but conversations were much more private and muffled. Concert-goers made sure to keep their voices low as they prepared for Anna Morsett, who goes by the stage name The Still Tide, to take the stage. And when she did, the crowd erupted and cheered. The atmosphere changed from one of calmness and anticipation to one of excitement and support. And that support was reciprocated from Morsett.
As soon as she took the stage, Morsett thanked everyone for coming. It was clear she was emotional and genuine about how much her fans’ support means to her. She took the stage solo, bearing only a few guitars and the microphone. Her performance was very soft, and lasted about 40 minutes. After each song, she expressed her gratitude to the fans, and they answered with cheers of support. One man in the front row even voiced his excitement during her songs, cheering each time she hit a big note, or sang a powerful verse.
Her performance of her song, The First Last, was the most memorable for me. She referenced “pouring her heart out” multiple times throughout her performance, and I think she exemplified that on this song. It was clear through her facial expressions and her reaction at the end of the song that she was putting all her emotion into her performance. By the end of her set, fans seemed more than satisfied with her performance and she seemed just as proud of herself for her hometown show.