Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Scream Out Your Own Damn Name

Last night Erykah Badu was in Brooklyn at Wingate Field and nothing on earth would have stopped me from attending this FREE concert. I've paid to see Ms. Badu a few times but I missed her this year when she came to Radio City. Fortunately last night me, my buddy DC and, my co-worker, Liryc were able to get into the park where thousands were gathered to hear the songstress. Even more fortunate was where we were seated. DC's friend had chairs in her car that she was soooo nice to let us borrow and we sat up on this hill where we could see the jumbo screens without having to stand as I'm sure a lot of folks had to do.

Erykah is amazing. She looked great and her voice.... always on point. She sang (in no particular order):

From Baduizm
Apple Tree
On & On
Otherside of the Game

From Mama's Gun
Bag Lady
"...& On"
"Time's a Wastin"

From Worldwide Underground
I Want You

From New Amerykah...
The Healer
My People

From the Brown Sugar soundtrack
Love of My Life

She may have sung another song or two but I think I got them all because I sang them ALL right along with her and I even danced a little towards the end to Bag Lady since we had to move our chairs while their cleared out the park.

Another highlight of the night was spotting Eb the Celeb. I tell you there were so many people out there and it's still unbelievable how Liryc spotted her. Of course she had no idea who we were since I have NO pics on my blog and Liryc has one but we shouted her out and later caught up with her for a snap. A pic of us is posted on her blog.

I've yet to go to an Erykah Badu concert that I didn't overwhelmingly enjoy. I can't imagine a soul who was there last night who didn't have a good time. The woman sings, she plays the drum, she's a DJ and then she speaks. When she's on the platform she's going to entertain you and give you a little something for your mind.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everybody loves music.” ~Billy Joel


The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

Pittsburgh sucks no free concerts here. And I see y'all are getting Jill Scott next.

*sighing extra loudly*

Well, I am glad you all had a good time.

MsKnowitAll said...

Queen... THAT'S WHERE YOU ARE!!! i had no idea where you lived. LOL awww sorry but when you plan your trip to nyc, hopefully we can attend a few freebies.

we had a great time! next week me and liryc are leaving work extra early to get better seats.

Kiayaphd said...

I'm also hatin'!! I love Ms Badu and she does not like traveling south too often. I hope you sang 'Tyrone' extra loud!

Eb the Celeb said...

That was beyond crazy how you guys found me in that crowd... but I'm so glad you did... it was so nice meeting you ladies...

The show was amazing... it was the best I have ever heard her... she even comes out and says that she is flat sometimes... but last night every note was on point... she even hit some notes that I didnt even know she could...

There were a couple joints in there that I had completely forgot about... made me bring back out a couple CD's today...lol

MsKnowitAll said...

Kiaya... I threw my hand up in the air and belted right along with Ms. Badu! LOL The show was so awesome.

Eb... I'm guessing that's her humility because homegirl was not off one bit! When she sang "Other Side..." - whew! That's all I could say.

Ticia said...

I love my BADU - she is soo hott.. I love her style....and her mind....as exotic as it can be..its fascinating....

Lovebabz said...

I like Ms Badu very much...very Grown Woman!

I am glad you had a fine time and you found Eb the Celeb..ain't she just the best!

MsKnowitAll said...

Ticia... the whole time at the concert I was thinking the same thing... she is fascinating... "the envy of the women and she rules the men" lol

Lovebabz... Hey Sis! It's amazing what the blogsphere does because I felt like I met up with my homegirl. She is so fabulous!