On Saturday night, I had one of those moments you live for, those little surreal bucket list memories that overwhelm you.
I finally saw Cyndi Lauper live.
You have to understand, and this dates me here: Cyndi was my very first favourite singer ever. My parents should have known I would be an interesting child from this, but I digress. She’s So Unusual was one of the first LPs (again, dating myself) that I loved wholeheartedly, and I still do. Cyndi is bold, outspoken, genuine and doesn’t stop being herself; these are traits I’ve always tried to make a part of myself.
Standing in a large open field before a concert stage at Toronto’s Pride festivities, watching this woman pluck gently away and tell us that this song almost never made her album, that she’d fought for it, I was so moved… And now, I present to you the first day of Cyndi Lauper week. Because Cyndi is a musical icon, and she deserves my respect. She always has.
Day 286: Time After Time (live) – Cyndi Lauper