Went to see Sophie B. Hawkins in concert last night at Calliopefest. I had missed seeing her in concert twice in the last eight years, but last night I finally made it. It was an awesome concert. There were just a couple hundred people (of which I, a straight, married guy, was the incredible minority) which made the show intimate and allowed everyone to have a great view. Sophie is on crack onstage; she just has this incredible energy, and she sends it through the microphone to all around. By the end of the concert, with the ubiqutuous “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”, almost everyone was up on their feet and dancing. Even cooler, when she did the encore, we moved up right up to the stage, just about 5 feet from her; no pushing, no shoving, no problems. It definitely was a concert to remember. She had a signing session afterwards, but we were tired, and besides, I already have three autographed pictures.
In other news, my application to Grad School went through ok. The English Dept. has recommended me for the Masters Program in English, and all that is missing is the approval of the University itself in the next few weeks. Can’t wait!
Back to work.
Who did not realize “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” was about a girl singing to another girl for about 4 years. Not sure what that says about me…