I don’t normally write about my record company days. I’m not sure why. Maybe because it feels like eons ago, but for the first half of my professional career – pre-kids, when I was youthful in my 20s – I was a publicist for LaFace Records and spent my days scheduling and accompanying artists to photo shoots, magazine interviews, award shows and television appearances. Usher was one of those artists. I’ve walked that boy down many red carpets and have watched him grow not only into a superstar, but into a wonderful young man. So, when my girlfriend, Lisa (she still works at the label) offered me two tickets to his concert last night I quickly said yes. Usher always puts on a hell of show.
It’s been 10 years since I left the industry and truth-be-told I don’t go to many big concerts anymore, so last night I got an education. Here are four things I learned …
I’m OLD. Ok, that might be a little harsh, but at 39 I’m definitely a little more seasoned than I was the last time I attended an Usher concert. I knew the words to all the songs, even to that little cutie Trey Songz who opened up for him, but I’m not quite sure I was dressed appropriately which leads me to my next discovery.
The FREAKS come out at night. Or, apparently to a Trey Songz/Usher concert. There was more booty bouncin’ than I thought Phillips Arena could handle. Thigh-high boots, tights and barely-covering-that-ass skirts were all the rage.
Hoochies Ladies were definitely dressed for the club, or the after-party, or maybe I’m just old.
A SISTERS night out is still fun. My sister, Nicole, and I left our husbands at home with the kids and braved the cold and the freaks together. We had a blast, and a beer, ahem, and a great time
discovering we’re old rediscovering our youth.
Usher should be in my running PLAYLIST. I worked several of his records but still forget how many hits he has. OMG. DJ Got Us Fallin In Love. Yeah. Caught Up. U Remind Me. You Make Me Wanna. Bad Girls. The list could go on.
Anyone else have Usher in their playlist? … Or, discover they are not as young as they used to be over the weekend?
Winks & Smiles,