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Monday, April 25, 2005

Perfect Night with Sarah

I had gotten the tickets awhile back and I was really excited about this concert, but when I checked the weather report, it said that it was going to rain this past weekend, so I was a little apprehensive about what the experience would be like. It was my first time watching a concert at the Greek Theatre, an open-air theatre in Griffith Park. I'd heard mixed feedback about it but most people seemed to think that it was a great venue, and I didn't want bad weather to spoil the experience.

Well, Sunday rolled around and although it was a little cloudy, it stayed dry. I spent the afternoon listening to a great speaker, Dan Millman, at the Agape center, and then it was time to get ready for the concert. Marc and I changed into warmer clothes then drove to La Belle Epoque, a small cafe about a mile away from the Greek. We had a quick dinner there and some wine to start the evening right, and then we walked over to the concert grounds (this guy at the cafe said it was walking distance, and it was). This Swedish band called The Perishers were playing when we got there. They were actually pretty good but I didn't really focus on them too much until suddenly Sarah came onstage and did one song with them. Soon after, the opening act finished and it was time for the main event.

No disappointment there. Perfect night, a few clouds but the stars came through after awhile, and the mountains in the background, and this beautiful, beautiful voice serenading everyone. I was expecting her to sing the usual songs, but suddenly she sat on the ledge onstage and said something like, "I didn't write this next song; it's one of my favorites - it's by the Beatles." As soon as she said "Beatles", I couldn't contain myself because I knew what she was going to sing. I had been listening to her version of this song everyday for the past two weeks, and I couldn't believe she was actually going to sing it this time. I felt myself tuning everyone out as she started to sing, "Blackbird singing in the dead of night...."

Sadly, it was over before I knew it, and I kept wishing for her to come back and do another song and another, and another. But the lights in the theatre came on and everyone started filing out. All I could think of was, I can't wait for the next one.

4 comment(s):

See, now were those stars at Sarah a distraction or an addition??

And a little wine doesn't hurt at those events! Makes it all more dreamy like if you're liquored up! Now - where are the pics??

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 26, 2005 12:25 PM  

omigad! sarah as in THE sarah mclachlan?! i'm so inggit!

By Anonymous giselle, at April 27, 2005 1:12 AM  

Yep, THE Sarah Mclachlan! She's such a great performer. But sorry guys, no pictures, I didn't bother bringing my camera because I knew I'd be too busy listening or clapping my hands to take photos.

By Blogger Cathy, at April 27, 2005 11:35 AM  

cathy, i so envy you!

By Anonymous giselle, at April 28, 2005 6:33 AM  

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