As most of you know I was very excited about a show that has been in the works for a long time. Arc Greater Twin Cities had invited me to participate in the Annual Gala a while ago and knowing that it was such a big event and that I’d also have the opportunity to share the stage with The New Standards was making me giddy!!
Finally the big day came and I had to pace myself so I didn’t freak out. Luckily Simon and Clay are very calming influences on me and that always helps. (Not to mention they zipped me into my dress!!)
The event was at the Marriott and I was blown away by the sheer scale of the event. As soon as I arrived for soundcheck I walked into the Ballroom and saw two giant screens with pictures of my brother Peter on them. The room looked beautiful and must have been set for a thousand people I think!
We were so well looked after and even had room helpers to assist with anything we might need. A far cry from most gigs!
As we waited backstage we heard a lovely speech by Amy Klobuchar and she said that the people in the room were “Angels without wings”, really moving.
Then we sang our two songs, ‘Peter’ and ‘Loving You’ and soaked it all in. It flew by but I have to say it was one of the most joyous feelings I have every been lucky enough to experience.
More importantly the event raised over $400,000 for their cause. I got to sing with The New Standards and it was every bit as exciting as I thought it would be.
Now onto other shows, first and foremost is the always lovely Aster Cafe this Friday night at 9pm. Hope to see some of you there.
Thank you, Katy x