I must start by saying that she is my FAVORITE singer. Top favorite, this is how much I like her. The top five most listened to song on my iTunes are from Brandi Carlile. The rest of her songs are in my top 50. Melissa (my roomie) and I went together. It was at The State Room in Salt Lake. If you have ever been there it is a pretty small venue, there were like 300 people there and that was a sold out concert, so pretty small. The good thing about pretty small is that you are right there.
It was AMAZING! You know how sometimes you go to a concert and you are kind of disappointed cause they didn't sound as good as the CD. Not the case here, my friends, she was ten times better than the CD. I just want like a mini Brandi that I can carry around with me and just sings whatever song I want her to sing. I guess that is why we have IPOD's. It was great, I had chills most of the time and I wanted it to go on forever and ever.
She sang this song called 'Oh Dear' it is going to be on her new album (the link that I put here, I found it on You Tube and it is from the concert that I went to. If you would like to watch). It was so good! ALSO she sang a song completely unplugged called 'Dying Day' (another link from the concert). It was awesome!
Here is a little Sorry that the video's are not so great. I would have recorded my own videos, BUT like a fool I followed the rule on my ticket that said not to bring my camera. Every other concert goer didn't and got lots of great pictures. That is what I get for following the rules.
Anyway After the concert Melissa and I were like one of the first people out of the concert. This you will not believe, but we ran into DAVID ARCHULETTA. You heard me David Archuletta. He was standing like 3 feet from me. Talking to people that worked there and then walked right out. I pulled out my phone in time to take a picture of the back of his head. Again, would have been nice to be a rule breaker and have a camera with me. So that was weird and cool.
Then Melissa and I bought Brandi shirts and we were standing around hoping that Brandi would come out and I saw that I was standing right next to Kerri Cronk of the Fox 13 Morning News, and she smiled at me and I smiled back it was also a weird cool situation. I was standing next to her for like 20 minutes.
THEN, you just wait there is more, we got to MEET BRANDI CARLILE!
She signed my shirt. I got a couple of crappy pictures on my phone, again why couldn't I rebel and bring a dang camera. Then I got a side hug from her, and I told her in a high, breathless voice something like 'I think you are amazing'. She said something like 'Thanks'. That is pretty much it, but I have to say that it was a really great day. I don't want to say the greatest day ever, even though that night I kept saying 'This is the greatest day of my life' over an over again, all night long. I feel like I might have just been caught in the moment just a bit, cause I am pretty sure that I have had greater moments. BUT that one was pretty up there on the great moments scale.
Anyway there is my night. Not to sound like a broken record but,
THAT WAS AMAZING!!!