So last night, I attended my first major concert! I saw my favorite female musician, Alicia Keys, perform at Madison Square Garden! After waiting outside for a few minutes and swiftly going through security, my friend Paris and I nearly drowned in a sea of Alicia Keys fans on the way to our seats. And when we finally reached the tippy-top floor of the Garden, I took my seat (D4 in section 420) and realized that though we were really high up, we were adjacent to the stage. Too far away to take decent photos, but in a good position to see the action (even behind the scenes).
Around 9:30, the main show officially began. Images of freedom flashed across the LED screens on stage as Alicia announced, "I'm a renegade. I'm a truth seeker. They told me I would never make it and I did. They told me I wasn't strong enough but I am mighty. The element of freedom is tattooed on my heart." She came on-stage in a chained cage singing "Caged Bird" from her debut album, Songs in A Minor. After breaking free from the cage, she sang "Love is Blind" from the new album, The Element of Freedom.
We shared a night to remember - one that I will never forget! I can't wait for my next concert (Nas perhaps)! But until then, my experience last night will keep my musical soul satisfied ^_^.