2 more concerts and we will be in the middle of the US tour! On 20th May LP played during Hangout Festival, which I have covered in a separate post. On 21st May, LP returned to Nashville to play her concert at 3rd & Lindsley. It’s been almost 3 years since LP performed at the very same stage. 3rd & Lindsley – Est. 1991: The premier live music venue of Nashville, home of WRLT Lightning 100 that is a Nashville’s longest running independent radio station spotlighting local and emerging artists. It provides LIVE broadcast of Nashville Sunday Night – Lightning 100 tradition since 1996, featuring local, national and international artists.
First, let’s get back to 2014 year, when LP performed at Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival and also at Lightning 100’s weekly concert series Nashville Sunday Night, a live broadcast live from 3rd and Lindsley. What is great, you can still re-watch an interview with LP from that time, which was recorded at Peter Nappi, a premium Tuscan leather footwear and goods boutique. And you can still listen to the whole concert of Nashville Sunday Night series. You will find both by clicking here.
Yesterday LP got to relive the very same warm atmosphere. Good news is this concert was streamed live, bad news – for now it is not online, BUT the radio promised to post it ASAP. I wasn’t able to listen to it live as it was 4am my time, and I had to be at 6 am at my regular job (I’m a teacher in case you’re wondering), so I am really looking forward to listen to the concert once it will become available.
Judging from the pics and comments LP was received very warmly – to tell the truth more like a godddess:) Right after her arrival, she was reunited with one of her biggest fans, Dawson. He is now 11 years old, but when he was about 8 years old he watched LP performing at Live on the Green, and then again, when LP played Nashville Sunday Night for Lightning 100. LP was really happy to see him again, he even got a backstage pass and he could hang out with LP before (or after) the show. BTW, if you will be listening to the 2014′ concert, LP mention Dawson, referring to him as ‘cute as a button’. Which he really is!
I will jump right to some of my favourite comments as there are quite a few. Let’s start with @lifavel: “We stumbled onto a show last minute. It happened to be LP, the most enigmatically skilled vocalist, whistler, harmonica- and uke/guitar-playing powerhouse I’ve ever laid ears on. She struck us to the bone with her flawless and complex vocal range, her untouchably cool attitude, and brilliant songwriting that rendered everyone in the crowd, young and old, speechless and screaming simultaneously. It’s official: she is unmatched. @iamlpofficial #wefoundgod #LPisGod”.
Alexandra (@thealexandrapaige) wrote: “LP entirely obliterated and decimated me. I am now an amorphous blob of feelings with unrealistically high expectations of what “cool” means”. Adrian (@aaadriiiiaaan): “i am still in shock. best performance and voice i have ever seen/heard”. @nashvillejourney: “@iamlpofficial is one of the most amazing artists I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live. Her voice is unlike any other! “. Devin (@dillee0024): “Speechless @iamlpofficial absolutely the best show I’ve ever seen”. Meaghan (@meaghanfarrellmusic): “I can not even begin to describe the flawlessness of this woman. @iamlpofficial thank you for your music. ?❤️you are not Lost on me! #Nashville #lp #goddess”.
I will end this post with a very poetic one, however I can absolutely relate to what Echo writes. I remember seeing LP in Poland, and I just remember looking at her and trying to memorize her face… I wanted this moment to last as long as possible. Echo (@echovetter) wrote: “And sometimes you sit on a step beside the stage at 3rd & Lindsley while LP takes you on a magic carpet ride. Her voice pierces you and fills all the space that worry and sorrow sometimes occupy. And for just that moment nothing else exists but you and the music and this stranger on the stage who’s voice takes your heart to dimensions it is not accustomed to visiting”.
“You watch LP grasp the hands of her fans on the front row. You notice that most of them hold a phone between themselves and LP, and that for some of them their attention is so focused on capturing that closeup, that moment that they never look up. They touch LP’s hand but never look up and see her face. And then you notice the girl with short green hair and bright, sparkly eyes. She is smiling wide, hands raised, lips singing along to every word of every song. You notice that not once does her devotion involve a device. You notice that her energy exists only between her presence and the stage”.
“At the end of the night you watch LP grasp green haired girl’s hands. You watch green haired girl look LP right in the eyes. At that moment you make a promise to yourself. You promise yourself that when LP grasps your hands and looks into your eyes while she serenades you, you will be looking right back. Your hair may be blonde. But you will be the green haired girl”. Echo I really like how you described this incredible moment!! Thank you!
Tomorrow is free-from-the-show day, so unless something pops up, I will be seeing you after Atlanta concert, on 24th May.