I have been waiting for the chance to get to see Lauryn Hill's live show for sooooo long. I fell in love with her voice when I saw the movie Sister Act 2 at the age of like 6 or 7, but then I really got jnto her stuff in 2002, when she released her MTV Unplugged album.
I bought her CD at an airport in Berlin with the leftover money I got from my mom, because I just couldn't possibly go home to Indonesia without that CD in my discman. Later on, then I began to get into her stuff from her 1998 Grammy-winning album, Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
I was meant to see her show in NYC back in 2011, but then my visa didn't let me to stay long enough to do it. So last night, was a BIG DEAL for me!!
So glad that she came to D-town on my birthday week :)
Doors opened at 7 pm, I got there at 7.20 and got me some fruity vodka.
The opening act performed at 8 pm, didn't catch his name but his voice was beautiful and I enjoyed his 30-minute showcase.
Next! At 9.20 pm, the DJ got on stage to prep up for the main act.
It was a lot of fun, he played a lot of 90s hip hop and paid tribute to Prince as well by playing the song "I Wanna Be Your Lover".
After standing for 3 hours, I finally got to see the greatest female MC of all time, Lauryn Hill a.k.a L-Boogie, a.k.a Ms. Lauryn Hill -- in person!!
And she performed my favorite song from the Unplugged album : I Gotta Find Peace of Mind. I completely freaked out.
She redid all of her old songs from the Unplugged album and the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album, so they sound nothing like the original ones the audience knew and we kinda had to listen closely to the lyrics to know which song was which.
A little selfie with the crew. Love these mamas!
I guess my only "complain" was the fact that she complained about the volumes on her ear piece and monitors to her sound guy like ALL the time. It wasn't good enough for her and she looked bothered, which bothered us too. But you know what, she sounded perfect, just like I expected and more. She's a true performer and entertainer with crazy talents and substance in her lyrics. And she's very nice to her fans, signing autographs before leaving the stage and stuff.
She paid tribute to Sade, Nina Simone, and Bob Marley before ending the show with the song That Thing (Doo Wop).
You might like Nicky, Riri, Miley, Bey, and even Iggy. But to me, it will always be L-Boogie. Wooh!