The concert was outdoors for a Mardi Gras music festival. The weather was almost perfect with the sun shining, but it got a bit chilly when those clouds started to roll in. My adrenaline was pumping so much though, that I didn't even realize it was below 40 degrees until we left! Just before the guys got on stage, I was able to claim my spot down front. With two of my friends with me, who had never heard SafetySuit before, I was excited for them to experience their music for the first time. Just as the opening melodies for "Believe" began to play, I felt my heart jump a little bit. This was really happening. I am seeing SafetySuit perform, right here, right now.
After their amazing performance, I hung around the side stage hoping to say a few hello's to the guys and give hugs. The crowd wasn't very big, but there was a small group of younger girls waiting around. I thought I'd hang back and let them do their meet & greets first. By some luck that I somehow get when ever I am around SafetySuit, a security guard standing near by saw me and let me behind the gate to see Doug. Just as I walked up to Doug, he saw me and said, "Oh hey Ginger!" That right there was the icing on the cake. He remembered me!!! We chit chatted for a bit, hugged for a bit, and took pics for a bit. The moment was surreal, but one I will always remember. Afterwards I made my way behind the stage where the guys were packing up their stuff and said a few quick hello's to Jeremy, Dave, and Tate, where I congratulated them on an awesome performance and of course - gave more hugs!
"These Times" - SafetySuit
"Hallelujah" (cover) - SafetySuit