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.