"What defines a live music experience?" This was the question I asked myself on the top deck of the 63 bus as I listened to a couple of seven year-old girls begin the second verse of their version of Taylor Swift's song Love Story.
When they had finished, the adult with them (could have been a granny) asked how many times they'd had to listen to the song to get the words right. "Eight times," said one of the girls. "She got the words wrong," said the other one.
Well, yes, it wasn't word perfect, but it was close enough for me to note some of the lyrics and find out what the song was by googling them. And the performance adhered close enough to important song-like features such as verses, chorus and tune to consider it a live music experience.