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Sep262012

Lilith Fair and decisions that change your life.

In 1997 I was searching.  It was a time of self discovery - that would last awhile.  (I can be a slow learner).

I was asked by a friend if I wanted to go to the Lilith Fair.  I had no idea what it was until I looked it up on the internet.  (yes we had internet in 1997)

Ashamed to admit that I debated about it. The concert was far away, it was outside, unpredictable weather and I did not know if I would like it......

I went.  It was amazing.  It actually *changed my life* to see all of these strong, creative women singing about stuff I cared a lot about.  Shortly after Lilith Fair I also went to see Liz Phair, Natalie Merchant, and Tori Amos.

Sometimes I forget stuff, even important stuff, but I will always remember that concert, that day, that sunshine, the cheap commemorative necklace I bought and feeling part of something big, strong and beautiful!  I wore that necklace A LOT.  It took me back to that day where I went to hear some music and accidentally found myself.

Who knows if that is where the seeds of my lifelong passion for womens advocacy came from...it sure did not hurt.

Main Stage list for the 1997 Lilith Fair Concert (courtesy of wikipedia):  Can you even imagine trying to pull a list like that together today on one ticket?  P.S.  Thanks for taking me, Mike!

Main Stage artists

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What a line-up! I can only imagine how powerful that experience must have been. One day...

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky M

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