It may take me a while to digest the past couple days but last night was fun/exciting/blurry, or as my grandma would say – a total hoot!
Yesterday put my phone through its paces. Between Facebook messages, posts, likes, shares, tweets, Instagrams, emails and texts I don’t think I’ve ever received so many notifications in my life! Thank you all for your support, it’s a little overwhelming and completely lovely.
A lot of you have been asking me how the day went and luckily, it’s a short story (in a good way)! I arrived for soundcheck to rehearse the song with Serena’s band and got to watch Serena do soundcheck in the empty venue. This might have been the second best part of the experience because listening to Serena’s voice resonate in an empty hall is akin to a masterclass in phenomenal singing. Not to mention her band. Damn.
I came back for the show and was told to just wait in the audience and she would call me up. Here’s where it got a little tricky. If you’ve ever been to a standing room only show you know how difficult it is to push your way to the front. But I made it!
Serena Ryder’s fans are also the kindest people. After leaving the stage I got a lot of hugs and high fives from strangers, and even a few people who have seen me sing before – I actually sang at one audience member’s wedding a while back! The neatest part was having a woman come up to me and offer the set list she took from the stage with my name on it – so kind! She said she got it to give to me and was hoping to run into me. I didn’t catch her name but I’m so grateful, thank you!
I also got a lot of messages asking what I was going to wear so here it is!
I’m going to take a couple days to recover from a whirlwind trip in New York followed by this experience the following day. I’ll post some more pics soon!