Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tee-riffic: Sade

When I was a little girl, my Mom introduced me to a beautiful singer and her name is Sade. I would borrow my mom's cassettes and listen to her music over and over again. Then fast forward to the greatest love I'd known before my husband. He reunited me with Sade and since then I have enjoyed her music in times of love, in times of struggle, in times of peace and relaxation, when taking a bath, meditating, or daydreaming. I have loved her so much. She has uplifted my spirits, coaxed me, made me feel sexy, and has set me free. When I found out she was going to be in concert, I just had to see her. I almost thought I wasn't going to be able to since while she was playing at The Staples Center near my home, I was in Malaysia to DJ. The one night I would be here, the tickets were way too much (not that she isn't worth every penny) still, it was almost $1,000.. but then my hubby had a brain blast and looked for tickets in Orange County so I did get to see her after all!! Not only did we pay much less, but the seats were better than what we would've gotten before, and it was a gift for my birthday!! Thank you baby. <3

I have seen quite a few concerts. Unforgettable shows. But I can honestly say seeing Sade has been a life changer. To sing her songs with her, it was mind blowing. She was beautiful, timeless, classy, and she sounded amazing. The sets were gorgeous, the song selection, divine. I'd never cried at a concert before. Never before her. 

John Legend opened and was truly stellar.  He sang his hits including an unreleased song called Dream that will be on his new album. I was so moved when he shared this with us and then he sang "Ordinary People" oh, my vision blurred and I thanked God because the last time I had heard that song, I was going through a tough time. I was hurting from the pain of my son's and my estrangement and him leaving my home.

Of course I couldn't help but think of you. I hope you know I take you with me wherever I go especially all places I find inspiring. It's a wonderful life and there are so many blessings waiting for us. I bet you didn't know you were at a Sade, John Legend concert but you were!! Hope you enjoy the vid, it was made with lotsa love.


Unknown said...

You're blog hit the nail, on how I feel about Sade as well, she is timeless, classic, many words to describe what she brings out in me when I hear her music!

I was 15 when I first heard her music and have been addicted to her ever since then. This was the first time I would have the opportunity to see her live in concert and I know I HAD to go. We bought our tickets in Oct for the 1st show at Staples floor seats center stage, booked a room at the Ritz and when the night finally came it was like a dream lol it was indescribable being in her presence and just amazing!

We were so blown away and enthralled we had to see her again, so we went to the box office and and got lucky with very good seats for her 2nd night at The Staples!! Two nights in a row of Sade was bliss! I tried taking as many pics as I could and still enjoy the show, to capture those moments. Singing along with her was awesome! Two shows weren’t enough so we went all out…my gf along with two other friends were browsing ticketmaster and were LUCKY enough to get 4 front row seats to her Anaheim show on Wed, so technically I was there with you ;) we made signs and held them up, one side said “SADE” with lit up stars and the other side said, “All about our love” best experience ever! No other concert that I’ve been to comes close to Sade, she doesn’t have to go all out with all the hype most concerts have, she is simply Sade and that was more than enough. I posted some pics on Instagram but have a few more to post still! Thanks for sharing your experience, I enjoy reading your blogs xoxo Val

Teemaree said...

I have enjoyed your photos, to see her three times! that's amazing. Thanks for the comment. Have a wonderful weekend. :D