The doors didn't open on time, and the line was slow because they had to check inside purses and frisk everyone at the door. I was huddled under my umbrella, and held it up and out to also cover a woman and her Granddaughter who were in line behind me. The two were excited, friendly, and chatty, and I really enjoyed getting to know them in line. Grandmother Lupi had brought 9-year-old Elia to her very first concert. (Mine was John Cougar Mellencamp, all those years ago. Lupi said hers was Cameo.) They were Latina, and Elia had the most gorgeous complexion and beautiful, dark curls that fell over her forehead. Both were bright and funny, and almost as excited to be there as I was. Almost. We talked until we entered the show and couldn't find 3 seats together in the stands, so we split up.
|Thanks to MOG for the better photo (all others are mine)|
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hese performers are genuinely talented in every way: singing, dancing, and entertaining. I honestly can't imagine a more enjoyable show. The one thing that I found odd and disappointing was that Bruno and Janelle didn't take the opportunity to perform a song together, as they did for this year's Grammy awards. Cross-over performances are exactly what I love about popular rap and hip hop... combine forces to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts.After the show, I went out to purchase one of the posters and bumped into Elia and Lupi again, and we got a chance to talk about the show. We agreed that it exceeded all of our expectations.