Went to a free Chrisette Michele and Musiq Soulchild concert in brooklyn @ wingate park. I had VIP seating b/c my dad is active on the community board and they extended free VIP seating to him - he reserved a seat for me.
I was able to get seats in the VIP section for my sister and her husband. I asked a security guard very nicely to let them into the section and he did. They just couldn't go to the bathroom (wristband required to get back in).
Chrisette Michele is hands-down my favorite singer. She is a soul/rnb singer, but she is a believer - and it permeates all of her songs. She has an amazing voice and she *writes* BEAUTIFUL songs.
She sang my favorite song towards the end of her set, here's a video of that song:
She also dedicated a song to her father, who was in the audience. It was so beautiful. I never realized that the song was about her father until tonight. Helped me to see it in an entirely new light.
Here's the song:
I can't imagine that a single father with a daughter that didn't well up when he heard her sing this song. I mean...it is such a beautiful song. It's called "your joy".
ummm - i may or may not have made a sign with a marriage proposal on it for the concert.
It was also really encouraging to hear her speak of the Lord during her set with a high degree of reverence.