I’ve just realized another thing that I left off of THE List. I did not include anything about going to more concerts, discovering more cool artists or anything music related. I’m not sure how I missed out on that since I love music. I’m the girl who is always listening to something. I’m the one who can not make it through a run or a workout without some great music to carry me through. I’m the girl who listens to music to help me fall asleep on plane rides. I’m even the girl who listens to songs and imagines them as movies, laying out story lines in my head (I can’t be the only one who does this, right?).
I’m not sure where exactly my love of music began, but I know that I’m so grateful that my parents let me indulge in my love for music. They encouraged my interest in following the footsteps of my big sister and learning to become a flutist (said in a very snotty, French accented voice 🙂 ). Once it became clear that I was actually serious about the flute, they bought me a top of the line, brand new flute (I had previously been playing my sister’s old flute) and signed me up for lessons. The most awesome thing about my years as a near professional flutist (I’m so humble!) is that I acquired a love for a wide variety of music. I adore classical music, I love pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, 80s (LOVE 80s ANYTHING), gospel, even some country.
In college, my best friend K and I made snagging front row tickets to the hottest rapper concerts our second job. We saw Jay Z, Eminem, 50 Cent (don’t judge, this was like in 2002), Sean Paul, and many many more rappers right up close and personal. It was so amazing. And so expensive. So, I don’t do that much anymore, but I do still enjoy a good show. What was the best concert you saw last year? For me, was probably seeing Corrine Bailey Rae at the 9:30 Club. Although I have no doubt that had I been able to snag tickets to Adele’s show, that would’ve been number 1.
I’ll leave you with this – no matter your politics, you gotta agree this is pretty cool: