This was a night of absolute bliss and wonder, as any live time with My Brightest Diamond is. I first saw her 5 years ago when she was a part of Sufjan's Illinoisemakers. I really fell in love with her music in 2007 at the MusicNow Festival. This particular show was special because it was a dream come true for her, playing her music with an entire orchestra behind/with her. It was with the CYSO (chicago youth symphony orchestra), and they were incredible as well! I also still really enjoy being in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It's so beautiful. After the show I had the pleasure of speaking with Shara's parents (and getting a "hi" in with Shara later!) and they were so delightful to meet. They are such proud parents and they just beamed with joy at life and at the event they had just beheld. It was a beautiful, beautiful time. Despite the rain!! I took my first personal pictures of the bean afterward because it looked so wonderful and erie with the weather and time of day. Enjoy some photos and this very blurry video :)
i really enjoy her flare for drama. her operatic background makes so much sense in these times :)
there was a dance party during the encore!!