Friday, July 23, 2010

Guess Where I Went?

I've always wanted to go to Lilith Fair and on Wednesday, I finally got my chance!

My friend and her daughter (one of my former daycare girlies - who's going off to college this fall O.o) invited me and my sister, Cait, so of course, we jumped at it! It was hot and sticky and gross, but we tried to stay in the shade as much as possible. And Cait and I repeatedly reapplied our SPF Vampire sunscreen.

Water was ridiculously priced - 3.50 for a 20 ounce bottle - so staying hydrated was problematic since the venue didn't allow us to bring in our own water.

But other than that, we had a great time. There were 11 acts. Jetty Rae (a local woman), Vita Chambers (who was all of 15 - I have a feeling she'll be big in a few years), Melissa McClelland, Cara Salimando, Lights, Kate Nash, Chantal Kreviazuk, Suzanne Vega, Courtyard Hounds, Miranda Lambert and of course, Sarah McLachlan,

We listened to Jetty, Vita, Melissa and Cara. They were all pretty good. We wandered away from the lower stages to go stake out a good spot on the hill so we could watch Kate Nash who I was really looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, there was a schedule change and we missed her.

Suzanne Vega was fantastic. I've loved her for years and have never gotten a chance to see her. Courtyard Hounds were excellent, too. Then there was Miranda Lambert. I know she's quite popular on the country music scene, but...yeah...I wasn't feeling it. It felt a lot like the set that would never end. But Sarah was worth the wait. I wasn't sure how she'd be live. You can never tell how someone's voice will translate from the studio to a live performance, but it was beautiful. Definitely worth the sweaty wait.

10 comments:

Chris said...

Even though it was a sweaty hot day, it sounds like you had a good time!

Also, I think you should trademark SPF Vampire ASAP.

Kris Norris said...

OMG!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sarah... she's a good old Canadian girl, don't ya know :)

She's fabulous live...sometimes she'll do a local radio show (usually in Vancouver, but that's still pretty local, lol) and she'll sing, live on the radio show with just her piano. She's just amazing.

Okay, uber-jealous here. I haven't been to a concert in forever... sigh. Glad you had such a fantastic time.

hugs,

Amber Skyze said...

I love Sarah. Aside from the sweat it sounds like a decent time. :)

Genella deGrey said...

I would love to see Sarah McLachlan some day. :)

And I could sware I saw Sunblock for Vampires in a Target once. I walked by it and giggled because I wear 90+ or 110+ SPF by Neutrogena.

:)
G.

Margaret Yang said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm so glad you went out and played. The muses love it when you recharge your batteries.

trekerboy said...

I was there as well and really, really enjoyed Jetty Rae. You are right to say Sarah was worth the wait as well!

Molly Daniels said...

I LOVE Sarah's voice:) Glad she was worth the wait!

rachelrandall said...

I would love to see Sarah live. So jealous! And so glad you had a fab time :)

Dakota Rebel said...

I was never a big Sarah fan, I know that's dangerous talk around here. But now it's worse because every time I hear her sing, no matter WHAT song it is, all I can think of is abused animals. So because of the ASPCA commericials I know equate Sarah McLaughlin with beaten animals. Just can't do it.

I'm glad you guys had fun. And honestly, for an outdoor concert in Detroit $3.50 for water is a pretty good price. At the first Warped Tour the Mr. and I went to together water was $5.50 a bottle and that was 8 years ago.

Love you!
Dakota

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Sounds like you had a great time! And no weirdos? Bron, honey, you're slipping...