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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]

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