If you know me, hell, if you read the last post, you know how I’ve been feeling a little sad for the past few days. Well, imagine my surprise when my friend/soror called me yesterday and told me she had an extra ticket to Jill Scott’s Block Party, complete with Mint Condition and Anthony Hamilton and asked if I wanted to go!!!! Do cats have whiskers? Does a bear pee in the woods? Is this country going through it’s own hell right now? (Ok, bad joke.) But you get the picture; OF COURSE I wanted to go! So after saying “Hi!” to my other soror/friend Najeema after her triathlon, I proceeded to go home, shower, change, and get ready to see my crush Stokely Williams and my musical idol Jill Scott.
We had great seats, the concert started on time, and I had an absolute BLAST! Mint Condition, Anthony, and Jill sound EXACTLY like their albums, so you know what this means…they can actually SING!!!! I was thoroughly impressed by Stokely, because not only does he sing, he plays guitar AND drums. Mint Condition sang some classics and some new material from their new album. Anthony Hamilton was great, as were his background singers. And Jill, ah Jill…she was simply amazing! I haven’t heard her new album yet, but I was singing along with every song from previous albums. She sang a few of my favorites, and she sang them well.
And, if the greatest of those performers wasn’t enough, Doug E. Fresh was the host and DJ Jazzy Jeff was the DJ! It seriously was a party in the Verizon Center last night. The audience was live, the performers were live, and I had a great time!
I’m so thankful to my friend for thinking of me, probably more than she realizes. She’s a subscriber, so I want to say “Thank You!” again for thinking of me! Not sure where the Block Party is going next, but if you have the opportunity to go, you should! Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!