About a month ago I went to see Sara Bareilles in concert with my friend Shelly. We'd been planning this for a couple of months, so we were both really excited. Can you tell?
I really like Sara's music, but I was a little disappointed with the concert. The music was fantastic and she is a very talented performer, but the atmosphere left something to be desired. Turns out Sara has a potty mouth and so do lots of her fans. There was also a lot of people getting drunk and being rude. The concert was sold out, so it was really crowded too. Someone started smoking pot down in front and made everybody stinky. By the end of the night my back was killing me after standing so long and we left during the final encore number. I still like her music, but I don't really feel like seeing her live again unless it was a less-rowdy setting.
Sara's attractive and talented band member. He (partly) made it all worth it ;-)
Sara, as herself.
The next night at the same venue KT Tunstall was coming to play. I kept telling Shelly that I wish I could go to that concert too, but it was ridiculous to go to concerts two days in a row, and I didn't want to pay for more tickets.
Tuesday morning I checked my email and got a message telling me I had won two tickets for the KT Tunstall concert that night. I sat at my computer a bit bewildered and suspicious, then started laughing with sheer disbelieving giddyness. The week before I got an email from Ticketmaster about the upcoming concerts in Denver. To promote the KT Tunstall concert they announced a drawing for tickets. As instructed, I sent an email to the designated address with my name, and lo and behold I won the tickets!
Since I won two tickets, I invited my sister in law Janna to come along with me to the concert. The experience was so much more satisfying that night! It wasn't crowded, people were actually listening to the music and not drinking themselves silly, no illegal substances made themselves known, and on top of it all she was an outstanding performer and extremely talented. She was also very personable and funny between songs. Janna and I had a blast. I didn't get a picture of us, but I did take a few of KT.