Also cool was that I forgot about the Eastern to Central time change from Louisville to Nashville. So even after a rooftop dinner a block away with hubby, we showed up an hour early and I got to do lots of exploring, which really didn’t take long. As auditoriums go, Ryman is not very big—part of its charm. The lobby is small and the staircase took up most of the room.
I’m in a writing program where the majority of it consists of having our creative writing critiqued and mentored by published authors, so it was really fun to see the mentee/mentor process flourishing on stage. It was also cool to see Sarah McLachlan as a nurturer in that regard, especially when Butterfly Boucher was heckled by someone in the audience, which was a low point of the night because Boucher has
And wouldn’t that be a lovely note to end on!? Yes, but first I have to flick all you flash-photography users on the nose. Ahem, don’t do it! The flash is useless at a concert unless you’re standing right next to the stage!! Unless you want a dark picture that might as well be blank, then go right ahead. For tips on concert photography, click here. Please. And props to local photographer, Jillian Arciero, for the amazing picture in my first paragraph! (The rest are mine. :) Now back to wrapping up my tribute to amazing music…
Finally seeing Sarah McLachlan live was so incredible that it was worth the 16 year wait, but also it really just made me wish I’d gone sooner. Although, the emotional timing was perfect because I didn’t realize how desperately I need to reconnect with my former fearless self who used to belt Sarah McLachlan songs for the neighbors. And since it’s a gorgeous, spring-like day, and I’m sitting next to an open window, I’m about to stage a comeback. So I’m leaving you with one of my favorite Sarah M. videos. But be sure to check out the other artists I mentioned, because they’re all worth a listen. ;)