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Shine My Life Like a Light

Awesome set list. Let It Be Me. Johnny Rottentail. Thin Line. Go.

Music has always meant so much to me. When I’m happy, music allows me retain that emotional state. When I’m sad, the first thing I do is play the particular song that hits me between the eyes to let me know I’m not the only person in the world that has experienced whatever I’m going through. And those who know me personally undoubtedly know I’m a freak for learning lyrics. In fact, my first words were singing along to a song. It was 1971 and I was in my car seat and my parents had Barbra Streisand singing ‘Happy Days are Here Again’ playing on their car radio. I started saying ‘Happy Day’ over and over again. And I’ve never stopped singing along with the radio. (I, like Barbra, am only sad knowing that song became the catch song of The GOP. Ick.)

So ever since The Indigo Girls came into my life many years ago, I have been constantly amazed by how their lyrics hit the nail on the head for expressing feelings and particularly interpersonal relationships. There are so many of their verses which I would choose to cross-stitch were that a hobby or talent of mine. So it’s no surprise that I’m willing to wait outside a theater for the entire day to secure a spot in the front row. I never knew what I was missing until the first time I stood so close to the stage.

The wait outside yesterday at The Vic Theatre was one of the best experiences in recent memory. The atmosphere that is created when people gather to anticipate such a concert is really magical.

Enjoy the photos.

Amy and Emily are simply the best. I love them more and more.

If the world is night, shine my life like a light.

[Indigo Girls lyrics = 53]

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Spike :) | April 24, 2004 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    awesome awesome awesome photos! i had such a blast with y’all all day in line yesterday. it’s always so great to meet awesome people, spend a day in line, and enjoy the show with them. i am sooooooooo excited for denver! i already told selar (iskra) that i met the most awesome people in chicago who will be in line with us in denver. it’s going to be a blast! i hope to see y’all at tonight’s show. too bad they didn’t do kid fears last night… 😉

  2. Kelly | April 24, 2004 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Great photos! I’m so glad you all had such a good time. And I just thought I’d mention, since you alluded to Ms. Streisand, that today is Barbra’s 62nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Barbra!

  3. M | April 24, 2004 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Great shots, Court! What a fantastic show! Had an amazing amazing (exhausting) time yesterday. Spike – it was great to meet ya – looking forward to seeing you again in Denver!

  4. LKD | April 25, 2004 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    These are your best photos yet! Two totally different indigo shows back to back and well worth it! From doing some time on sheffield ave. and having Amy recognize the lighters, to sitting back at the Auditorium (so majestic, y’all) and hearing some obscure tunes from Shaming. How bout that new song Amy did? So cool. I even kinda liked chicken man, specially w/ a smidge of bitterroot thrown in. Fun times, fun times. Now it’s sleepy time….till next time….we’re better off for all that we let in.

  5. Cat | April 25, 2004 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful pictures Courtney! I heart them very much. What a great weekend “y’all”. The Colorado tour will be mucho fun. Spike – so nice to meet you! See you in CO!

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