Feel like fallin’ in love…

I’m sure by now it’s public that Jose bought me front row seats to Anthony Hamilton.  I just got home from the concert and I am mesmerized. 
Sylvia and Annie
My sister, Sylvia, went with me.  We got there early to make sure we didn’t miss even a second.  The show started with a comedian and then out came the band and Anthony.  The first song he sang “Fallin in Love” is right now my favorite song.  I thought to myself, wow, awesome, my favorite song to start the night out.  Then a little later, I convinced myself that he looked at me, later that he smiled at me, and eventually that he winked at me.  Of course, since I’m from the South, I will say things like that because as Blanche Devereaux says “you know us southerners have to spice up our stories a little bit” – somethin’ like that, whatever.  Anyway, back to the point.

When the “Sista Big Bones” song was getting started, Anthony was doin’ a little intro pointing at the women he was talking about, you know big thighs, bright eyes, etc, etc, etc.  Well this time, he did point at me and not only did he point at me he did a double take and pointed at me again.  I thought to myself, oh my God, if this is it, if this is all I get, I could leave the happiest woman on earth.

And you’re not going to believe me when I tell you this but as the song went on, he actually called me up on stage.  And if you know me, you know I ’bout lost my mind, child.  So I went on up.  Let me just take a minute to tell you that I’ve always wanted to be a performer because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to dance.  Trouble is I can’t sing a lick so that completely murders that dream…lol.  So, picture this, I’m up there on the stage, bright lights shining in my face and I am just movin’ it!!!  All of a sudden my sister is next to me and I’m like “hmm, where’d you come from?”

We were up there with about 8 or so other girls, all of us just dancing our booties off and then Anthony makes his way over to me (ok, I know you think I’m tellin’ tall tales but I SWEAR I am NOT lying to you).  He is dancing in front of me.  Of course I’m shaking cause it’s like I’m in a fantasy world.  THEN he turns around and says “hey girl, hold my leg!”  So he lifts up his bum leg (I’m not sure what happened but he got hurt and he’s using a cane right now) and I hold on to his leg while he is dancing with me…lol.  The only words I could manage to get out were “An-t-h-on-y Hami-l-to-n, ok”.

At this point, I am absolutely in another world.  I cannot believe what is happening and the crowd is clapping and whistling and going crazy.  Of course as the song ends and we go to exit the stage, I’m saying prayers so that I don’t fall off my shoes into a big thud on the floor.  Sylvia and I manage to get safely back to our seats, giggling all the way like little girls.

This is the truth.  There are no lies, no southern embellishments.  Raw truth and honestly if you told me the same thing, I’d tell you to get out of here!!!

I’m posting a video of a song because since the concert date has gotten closer, more and more folks have asked me who this man is.  And here is me – WHAT, are you kidding?  This is the man who helped me fall in love with Jose.  Every word he sings is from his soul.  If you close your eyes and listen, he can take you to another place.  I did this tonight and as I was sitting in a room of crowded people, that beautiful voice took me straight to the arms of my husband.  And I felt that I would burst if I didn’t get home right away.  Music does that for me.  It takes me away.  I need it.  I need it everyday to get me started and to make memories.  All of my memories have a song associated with them.  When I was a little girl, it could help me leave behind the deepest of pain when I needed to.  I can’t picture my life without it. 

I am on cloud nine right now.  I might get off tomorrow but at least I have an awesome story to tell my grandkids.

Thanks for listening.  🙂

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