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Concert Colors

June 21, 2010

Didn’t get too much use out of my camera at the Erykah Badu / Janelle Monáe show last Friday, and I don’t do too well with low light, neither.  But with a little color editing, it works out — now we all match Erykah’s bright, bright stage.

concert crew

francis and eric

Francis and Eric

janelle monáe signing cd's

At the end of Janelle Monáe's set, she jumped off the stage and climbed over the rows of seating straight toward the back of the theater. I literally thought she was going to scale the balcony somehow. That woman has some energy.

francis with a flower in her hair

erykah on stage

Ms. Badu on stage

To be perfectly, perfectly honest, I felt a little disappointed by the show.  Something about the ricocheting between extremes of inscrutable coolness and raw vulnerability that didn’t do it for me.  But!  The audience was simply beautiful — all kind of folks, all ages, everyone warm and friendly and smiling.  I hadn’t been to a concert in a long time, and this one was a great opportunity to just walk around and take in the splendor of regular people.

In other news, my first post is up at Feministe!  I’m pretty excited.  Come check it out!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger Nehring permalink
    June 21, 2010 7:02 pm

    I hope this isn’t too shallow, but you guys are a phenomenally good looking bunch!

  2. June 21, 2010 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the compliment, Roger. :)

    There is a normative-attractiveness privilege thing that has been somewhat complicated for me, historically, especially as someone with an ‘ugly duckling’ childhood. It’s true, the majority of my early adulthood friends have been considered beautiful (and not in a cookie-cutter kind of way), and many of us try to consider that honestly as a factor that impacts our lives, interactions, and options.

    No disrespect meant to your kindness — and yes, we do have fun bein’ all grown and sexy. ;)

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