Monday, June 27, 2011

Concert for Equality!

Wow. What a weekend! It was Ah-mazing, and oh-s0 humbling. 
So amazing in fact, that I am writing two separate posts, for both days! 
To start it out, two of my favorite people in the world {my mom and my aunt} joined me for the Concert for Equality. It was held at Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheater. 

And I did!
There were 4 acts total, but the best performance was by the humbled, beautiful, crazy-talented Crystal Bowersox. Chances are, you probably have no idea who she is, unless you watch American Idol - She came in second place last year {season 9}, to Lee DeWyze. Those two contestants are actually my favorite from the entirety of the show!
Anyhow, she was SO GOOD! Just her and her guitar. Perfection!

The other 3 acts were good too, don't get me wrong! The first one was a local gal, about my age, doing something with techy-synchronizing machines. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I appreciate her art. The second was a Lesbian band called Betty. You should check them out, they are so much FUN!! And the third was Thelma Houston, who brought the funk! She sang a lot of Motown - it was a BLAST! 
Then when Crystal came on stage, she chatted it up with the audience, and held and impromptu Meet & Greet! 

Surprisingly, there could not have been more than 100 people total in attendance...CRAZY! I mean, you could go sit on the stage with her if you wanted! It was like our own private backyard concert! We LOVED it, and had a blast! I got a picture of my mom and aunt with her, and she signed my camera strap! YAY!!! 

But between acts, I would look around and see nothing but Inspiration. Here is a lawn full of individuals who do not have the same basic right as myself. And it is simply NOT FAIR. You cannot convince me otherwise. I was able to get some great candids of the people around me, and our surroundings. But for privacy purposes, I am not going to post them. However, I will post a few of the surroundings from that night!

Space Needle at sunset
Overall, Saturday night could not have been better!


  1. Lovely photos here. And yay yay yay for Equality!

  2. Yay! I am so glad you were able to enjoy this wonderful event with your momma and aunty!