October 24, 2011

two days later and still on cloud nine.

Words are failing me as I try to describe the pure and easy joy that curled itself around us on Saturday night, filling the space between strangers and binding us together in... in rapture. Elation, bliss, rapture--one or all of those things. I've never even used the word rapture, but I know that's what it was.

Since seeing Amy Grant--in, yes, 1997--I've been to something like a hundred concerts. More, probably. And never have I ever been part of something so celebratory and spirited as the Bridge School Benefit Concert, where it seemed almost as if the artists were paying tribute to music itself.

Dave Matthews, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Carlos Santana, Beck, Norah Jones. It was the lineup of a lifetime and I had high hopes: I expected something miraculous.

And that's exactly, incredibly, what we experienced. A musical miracle, of sorts.

(Oh, and I planned to share one of the fifteen videos I took throughout the night, but 1. Radley is embarrassed because you can hear him singing in the background of every single one and 2. You'd also hear me squeal and whisper Ohmygod! in amazed joy a time or eight. For videos of the shows, check out this YouTube page.)


Ana Magdalena said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like the concert of a lifetime.

amy said... [Reply to comment]

wowww.. it really does sound incredible. so jealous!

Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

Haha wish we could see this video :D Sounds like an amazing show!

Sam said... [Reply to comment]

please post a youtube video of Arcade Fire with special guest Radley Meyers! Please.

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@SamHahaha I'm totally emailing it to you...

♥Abby said... [Reply to comment]

How awesome, I love Norah Jones. Concerts are always so fun, no matter who you're seeing.
Glad you good time!
Have a great week! =)


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds amazing!!!

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

ugh i'm so jealous!!

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

i love concerts, too! they are my antidrug.