Last night I had the great and amazing opportunity to hear Katy Perry at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
The Santa Barbara Bowl is a legendary venue celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. As the largest outdoor amphitheater in Santa Barbara County with capacity of 4,569, the Bowl retains its cozy and intimate ambiance in a spacious and beautiful outdoor venue. I love the Bowl and will go at any and every possible opportunity!
Truth be told, prior to seeing Katy Perry, I couldn’t name one of her songs. I knew that she is a Santa Barbara native and recognized her from the cover of Vanity Fair last month (or was it the month before?). Pathetic, I know. Yes, I’m embarrassed. I agreed to go because the HOTY (a/k/a Husband of the Year) wanted to go. Yes, the HOTY wanted to go. And I agreed.
As you may recall, when I was in the bottomless pit of chemo despair, I became addicted not to pain pills, but to the television show Glee. Yes, Glee. As in Sue Sylvester, Rachel, Puckerman, Finn, etc. I L-O-V-E all of the characters! Glee was my go-to for mood enhancement.
Well, tonight I was reunited with some of my favorite “Glee” songs…a/k/a Katy Perry songs. OMG. I was so F-bomb excited. Singing (dismally). Dancing (enthusiastically!). Have I ever mentioned that I love nothing more than a sing-a-long? From “Mary Had A Little Lamb” to “Teenage Dream” I’m a sucker for sing-a-long’s!
So, last night was a Silver Lining night. And Katy Perry has a new fan in Brookside Buzz!
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.