Well, I did it! I got to meet Alicia Witt at her London gig (which was freakin awesome by the way!). I’ve been a fan of her since I saw her playing Cybill Shepherd’s daughter in the sitcom Cybill in the 90s. When I discovered years later that she was now writing her own music and performing I always thought it would be cool to go see her in LA. My “very large concern” about flying aside, going to LA just to see one person do a gig seemed a little far fetched.
When I heard she was going to play a concert in London in June I was both excited for the opportunity to see her live and overwhelmed when I was trying to work out the logistics.
The concert tickets would be about a tenth of the total cost when I looked at trains and hotels. I’d pretty much given up on making it work so I regrettably came to the conclusion it wasn’t going to happen. As the date of the concert grew closer, I was thinking more and more about how I might be able to work out a solution. Being the clever stick Her Majesty is, she knew I was preoccupied about something and did what she always does when she sees my runaway brain belting off into the sunset!
We sat down together and went systematically through the options until we found one that worked. Within 20 minutes, I’d booked the tickets for the entire weekend. Sometimes you need somebody else to sanity check your work!
The night was absolutely brilliant, Alicia is as good live as she is recorded (in some cases even better) and she performed a cover of one of my favourite songs, a bonus! Anyway, I’ll stop boring you with details and just say that I’m looking forward to the next time Miss Witt is in blighty, I think it’s pretty certain I’ll be attending. 🙂