There I was minding my own business looking for comforter sets and Brazilian wax coupons when it popped up…
A Groupon deal to a Janis Joplin show at the Fox Theater. Whoa! I got so excited. Say whaaat, you didn’t know I loved me some Janis? I do! The first song I heard by her was Mercedes Benz. I was fresh out of high school and getting paid to transfer some music between devices for a CEO I knew. I was so focused on the job itself but at one moment it dawned on me to actually listen to some of the music. And that’s when I heard that husky voice and I was blown away. A white girl who could sing it all.
Back to the present…I didn’t snap any photos of videos out of respect for the theater rules but here is a photo I pulled from another performance.
I love love love music. Random fact: When I listen to something that really touches me I get goosebumps. And I had them last night and they kept coming in waves. My insides were tingling. The entire show was exhilarating. The costars helped make the show too. Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Etta James and Bessie Smith were all acted out on stage and it was just quite the show. So much talent!
I can’t put into words how happy I was to be in that theater. Honey, I was up on my feet in HEELS! That’s how much I enjoyed myself. And you know me – always talking to someone. I met a nice older couple and we exchanged numbers. It’s a must to build connections with different people especially when you’re still a newbie in town.
So how was your weekend?
Until next time…