Smiling from ear to ear you guys.
I went to the "Soul Bird" concert last night...hehehe...
I got there late cos I parked far away and had to leg it to the Performing Arts Center. I missed Yazzarah's performance but o well...I watched her sometime last month so, no biggie.
Laura Izibor had started performing as I casually looked for my seat. It was too dark so an attendant led me to the Orchestra section L-seat 115. (I will never forget that seat...lmao). As she was walking and getting soooo close to the stage, my smile got wider with each row I left behind, and finally I got to my seat, 12 rows from the stage...Lol. And to think I couldn't find tickets on Saturday night and finally got them 7 hours before the show. God is good!!! It cost me about 6 square meals but damn....It was over worth it. Laura is a beautiful singer and performer. He voice is madd and she's a joker too..lol.
KEM-He was next. I thought that dudes voice was annoying back in d daycos of the way he always said "gurrl" in an annoying high pitched voice, but surprisingly, I loved him too. I knew 3 of his songs sha, so I got to sing along a bit. He laced us with a couple of tracks off his unreleased album. Boy oh boy...Someone is in Love. Chei...His lyrics were deep mahn. And he took us to church too. Prayed for us, and blessed us. That was as good as church service for me...lol.
Yes,...and finally...INDIA ARIE. Yes, RocNaija...the real India...hehehehe.
India is the only artist that has got me to buy all her albums, (I kinda have all John Mayers albums too sha) so you know I had a blast losing my voice last night. My ears are still ringing and I woke up smiling...lol. It was great. She's a joker too. She messed up on one song and started skipping round her stage...lol. Hilarious.
Ahhh...all d songs were fantastic, but RIVER RISE (I'm sure I've mentioned that track b4), was different. I was touched, and she herself had to go off stage to recoup because she got emotional singing it. So apparently, all her songs are recounts of her life. She said that right before she performed "He Heals Me"...Hmmmm...I need to know a man like that for real. I teared up listening to that one. I dint cry o...just got all mushy and stuff.
When she performed "Yellow", she took off her orange outfit right there on stage (I thot India had lost it then o), and revealed her purple one which goes according to the song right when she says "together you and me are Purple". I thot that was kewl.
She laced us with some old tracks and then she brought her mama on stage to perform "God is Real" as a tribute to yesterday being Mothers day. He mother can sing boyyy...Damn. And she was bonz looking too with her long flowing Loc's. She performed "Pearls" an old track from Sade which she covered in her new album". Deep song m8.
The man I sat next to gave me his binoculars a few times. I could see all the freckles on her face and stuff...lol. And then she came into the crowd the whole time she performed "Theres Hope" from her Testimony 1: Life and Relationships album. I was too stunned to take a picture. She stood on chairs and everything... I was so close to her...lol. Groupie shock m8...lawl. She tried to make it upstairs but the song wasn't long enough so she just came back down. She's a great sport. She must have performed the first 13 songs off her Testimony 2 album.
And then as the audience started fading out, she came back to end the show with a prayer and Her final song "Ready for Love". Thats when I whipped out my phone and took 3 pictures. *shakes head* They are not clear at all, but you'll get the picture..(Get it??..Get d picture???...lol).
Alright y'all this is to you and yours, and I'm signing out with another very lovely song by India...story of my life..."Long Goodbye".