What a wonderful celebration of women in music. I was at work on Friday afternoon, answering an email, and listening to jazz and trying my best not to let my work load spin me in circles when I overheard, “…tickets to Lilith Fair.” Before I continue let me tell you that I share my office with 4 other desks. And three of these desks are always occupied, and receive semi-frequent visitors. As you can imagine the noise level tends to get rather distracting. So I am usually trying to block out chatter that doesn’t begin with my name.
As it turns out, my colleagues friend’s sister had two extra tickets and was just giving them away for free. My weekend had been planned, and it involved having a quiet Saturday night but I couldn’t miss out on a chance to see Chantal Kreviazuk, Mary J. Blige and Sarah McLachlan live! So I sent a fb message to Christine to see if she was free and I snagged them awesome tickets.
The evening started off with a lot of snags1. But it ended with two amazing performances by Mary J. Blige and Sarah. Chantal was great too, and so was Lights (to my dismay we missed Courtyard Hounds) but MJB and Sarah were exceptional. MJB covered U2’s ‘One‘2. And I’m sure you’ve heard by now that she did an amazing cover of Zepplin’s ‘Stair Way to Heaven‘. Amazing.
Sarah was everything I thought she would be and more. She oozes such a humble brilliance I can’t even begin to describe how in awe I am of her. I would love to pretend that I remembered her entire set-list but alas I don’t. I’m sure Christine does though, weirdo. I’ll just leave it at the fact that she played a lot of her hits like Angel, Building a Mystery, I will Remember You, Adia, Stupid, Possession and Ice Cream as part of the encore. And many more of course. She also sang a song off her new album and I now want to buy it.
Despite the rain, the delays, the disghusting washrooms, the horrible food they make you pay with your first born for, I’m still really glad I went.
Were you at Lilith Fair? What did you think3?