Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lucinda Williams!

Lucinda played Minglewood Hall this past Tuesday. It was going to be my first time at this new venue and I wasn't sure what to expect. A bunch of us parked our cars in the tiny lot at 6:00 and then walked up the street for a beer. Once inside, the bartender told us that the people that brought the beer in for the concert lost their license and there would be no beer. We were all kind of freaking out about no alcohol. About that time, Powell called Ronny and told him that they did indeed have beer and it was FREE! We quickly paid our tabs and made our way to the venue.

The venue was very spacious and they have ample bathrooms. I loved it! I can't wait to see another show there.

Lucinda came onstage around 8:30. I was so psyched. Susan had her camera and went up close to take pictures. I was saving my camera for video.

Lucinda played for like 90 minutes then exited the stage only to return moments later with my friend Susan Marshall!

I turned on my camera and held my arms in the air.

Susan jammed on that song!

We knew Susan was going to play an after show at the Poplar Lounge so we all left the venue and headed to the bar. The bar wasn't very crowded and we scored a table.

We kept waiting and waiting on Susan to get there to start her show so I called Powell (her husband). He answered (!) and said "We are on our way and Lu is with us!" Just as I'd hoped.

I didn't see her come in but before I knew it Dena was waving me over. Lucinda stood up and gave me a hug. She remembered us from last year when we hung out in the bus with her. Anyway, she patted the seat next to her and told me to sit down.

We chatted for about an hour and then I got up and let her enjoy the rest of Susan. But not before I asked for a picture.

I had given Susan my CD in case I didn't see her and she got Lu to sign it on the bus.

As Susan was wrapping up her set, she called Lu up on stage and they sang Don't Let Me Down by the Beatles.

They tore it up. OMG, I'm still reeling from the whole night. Amazing.

1 comment:

Mav said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time. One of my best friends is a Lucinda Williams fanatic! I bet she went to the same show b/c I know she was going to a LW concert and it's close enough to where she lives to make the trip.
Awesome pics and awesome blog as always.
Take care!