Wednesday, July 12, 2006


powered by ODEO

To see this woman perform live is absolutely unreal. She has more passion, energy and love for her music and her fans than any performer I have ever seen (Garth Brooks comes a close second).

For three solid hours she had us screaming, laughing, dancing, bawling, you name it. It sounds cliche for my big ole dyke self to be so moved by Melissa Etheridge, but she is superb.

Honestly, what touched me so much about her show was that she shouts all these truths that so many people refuse to acknowledge. She sang about homophobia, 9/11, Matthew Shepard, Breast Cancer, Global Warming, coming out. It made me realize how much heavy shit we, as a society, have been through in the past 10 years.

I wish I could meet her and just say "thanks."

She is one courageous, powerful, inspiring woman.


pixelville said...

I couldn't agree more. I wanted to write a comment when I first read this post, but I was still so overwhelmed by the concert and her powerful presence that I couldn't even figure out what to say.

That's one of the things I really like about your blog. You told me you weren't sure what to say either, but you *did*. And that rocks.

She is the kind of person I'd like to be someday. The kind who really lets what she believes guide the ways that she lives in this world, and what she says to the people around her. Maybe I do that already, but I'd like to come into it stronger.

pixelville said...

oh yeah, great title for this one too.