At last- the reason for the trip – FOUR VOICES concert. Four voices being Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls. Oh my- just seeing those names written together…
Disrupted by weather and air travel, given an anything-can-happen day– here we were in Raleigh, NC, outdoors at the Art Museum of North Carolina for this night of the Four Voices Tour.
Thinking about all it took to get to this night and how eager I was for this moment of music by these amazing women singer-songwriters…. it feels like nothing could stop this experience from happening.
And so nothing did stop it. The concert happened!
Lining up hours before the doors opened and the concert began, fans carried lawn chairs, coolers, blankets, and sometimes each other.
There was obvious intention and eagerness as we watched all these souls from our parked car.
You see, we didn’t need to race ahead to stand in line, because we had reserved seats. I’ve left my years of concert lawn-seating behind. However, we did realize at the last minute that we might want something to sit on in our reserved seats, so ever the resourceful women we are, we borrowed bath towels from the hotel. Worked like a charm.
As we entered the museum grounds and made our way to our seats, it was immediately clear that we had some amazing seats! No more than 50′ between us and the stage. And the rows were elevated so there was no chance the person in the row in front of us could block our view. Wow!
And so, the much anticipated and longed-for concert began. And for the next two hours, these four women sang – together, separate, together again. And some of the time we sang along.
All the voices rose up as one, to celebrate the joy of making music together, and through song, to question injustice and inequality. We stood, sat, sang, clapped, rejoiced together as one glorious body.
It was the best concert ever!