Often I say how lucky we are to live in the Coachella Valley because of the musical acts that come to this desert to perform at one of the three casinos located here. Also, you never know what to expect from the usual clear blue skies. Yesterday, was no exception. Around 3:30 PM hubby and I took the 10 Fwy East to pick up tickets to the show. The show we would be seeing later that night was the talented country and multi-award winning singer, Sara Evans. As soon as my hubby entered the freeway, I spotted familiar sites in the sky, hot air balloons! What a sight it was to see as there were five balloons in the air and the setting sun and patchy clouds gave it a dreamy glow. Unfortunately, I did not have a digital camera with me but I did take a video from my phone and a few shots with the KX-1000. To me, those hot air balloons were and are a sign of good things to come and you know something they added to the magic of yesterday. Yes, last night was special.
We arrived at Fantasy Springs a little before 8 PM. I went to the ticket counter where I had been given my last media pass but this time they knew nothing about me. Was I stressed, nah not me. I had tickets. Also, my tickets were on the floor about 15 rows from the stage. This was perfect as I was a little unsteady on my feet last night as I have been having a little more discomfort in my spine and leg, so walking around and trying to focus a camera might have been a little much for me. My word of advice, for those of you that have back issues and you are going to see a concert at this venue, do try and get floor seats. You will be glad as they really completed my whole experience. I didn’t have any issues and had plenty of glorious leg room – leg room for dancing!
The stage was draped in a simple drape that reminded me of a boho style handkerchief wrap. We got to our seats around 8:05 PM and the show started shortly there after. Immediately, I exclaimed to my hubby. “Ahhh, those pants! She’s so sparkly!” If you have been following this blog, I might have mentioned my love with sequins. Yes, I am a bit crazy for the fashion but do not personally wear many sequins, ever. I did however, last night wear my sparkly ass dancing shoes for the occasion. She started the set with Long Way Down and boy can that girl sing!
Evans had just traveled from Nashville as she performed at the CMA Awards, along with a many strong, country female singers this past week and told us a little bit about her trip. She told the story of her experience at the Salt Lake City Airport and trying to maneuver her luggage on an escalator. She explained how she must have been tired as she chose to manage the luggage instead of getting coffee as she took a fumble down the escalator with her luggage. Anyone around my age and hers know that getting up away from any fall is a miracle yet she still managed to put on her high heels and go on with the show. Had she never mentioned the incident, we wouldn’t have noticed that had happened to her as she gingerly walked around the stage during her performance.
She also mentioned how the band was a family affair as many of the band members were from her family. The back singer is her sister, Leslie Evan Lyons. On guitar is her son, Avery Barker. On bass is her brother, Matt Evans. So it truly was a family affair.
She sang her greatest hits, and I was surely not disappointed. Hearing her lead into the story about Suds In A Bucket, a song written by Billy Montana and Tammy Wagone, and I squealed. That song right there was popular during a defying time in the life of this ex-single mother. I waited so patiently for my prince in white pickup truck to come get me. Anyhow, I usually try and grab a video of most concerts but not this one as I was singing too much, and dancing! This makes me look forward to more concerts in my future.
Time to relax and work on my projects and such. Thank you Universe for all the beautiful and sparkly moments that happened yesterday. It was perfectly imperfect, just the way I like it.
To all you aspiring artists and to you dear read, thank you for stopping by. May your day sparkle like the sun. Hope too see you again.