Lilith Fair 2010

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 ‘One2. 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.

The end.

Were you at Lilith Fair? What did you think3?

Footnotes:
  1. and since I hate to focus on the negative I am not going to talk about them[]
  2. a little sad moment for me but I still enjoyed the cover[]
  3. of the actual show, not the unacceptable state of Molson Ampitheatre’s service and facilities[]

responses to “Lilith Fair 2010” 5

  1. dearie. i’m back. 😀 at least, for now. and i’m back to reading your blog! namiss ko to! and i love ur interface. it’s so fresh. 😀

  2. You were sitting on the side of Molson Amphitheatre that I normally end up on. I didn’t like the side I was sitting on that much but the tickets were free so I loved it 😉

    I thought Lights was cute enough. I ate a sausage from the Ontario place side which was $4.50 and then had some of the triscuits! Best giveaway at a concert ever!

  3. It looks like we were probably sitting opposite of each other as I was facing the Lilith sign from the other side. 🙂

    I didn’t particularly enjoy Lights, but Kreviazuk, Mary J. Blige and Sarah McLachlan totally made up for it.

    I couldn’t believe the cost of the food/drinks but when you’re there for 6+ hours, what can you do?

  4. So jealous! Years back Mic and Erica got to go to Lilith fair and I was so jealous of them and now I am jealous of you. That would have been a great concert.

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