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Every once in a while, something happens that just seems surreal. That was true for me last night.
Main Street Market is a big supporter of the Door Community Auditorium; we’ve sponsored shows every year for the past 20 years. (Disclaimer: I am a member of the board of directors of the DCA.)
One of the perks of show sponsorship is that you get to meet the artists backstage after the show. Over the years, we’ve met lots of great artists – some well-known, some not so much! Kathy Mattea, the BoDeans, Mary Wilson, The Bellamy Brothers, The Neville Brothers, Bob Hope – it’s a pretty good list! (I really should find a place to display all the pictures from our photo ops!)
Our kids aren’t usually too keen about going backstage to meet the artists. That was not true of The Lumineers! Especially Sam – he was so excited to both hear them and meet them!
I did not know anything about The Lumineers. In early May, Sam sent me an email with a link to their Ho Hey video. He said they were coming to the DCA in June – could we sponsor them?
I knew the DCA Mainstage season lineup and didn’t recall seeing them on the schedule. I followed the link Sam sent and saw that The Lumineers were opening for Brandi Carlile.
Brandi Carlile performed at DCA the summer of 2010; Main Street Market sponsored her show. She was amazing – it was one of the best shows I’ve seen at DCA. When Cari Lewis booked Brandi for June 2012, we jumped on that show sponsorship. Therefore, we were already sponsoring The Lumineers! Needless to say, Sam thought that was pretty cool.
The entire evening was awesome. The Lumineers were fantastic – received a standing O from the sold-out crowd! Brandi Carlile was even better than the first time – more polished and man, what a voice!
Sam, Missy and I were so excited to go backstage after the show. They were all jazzed – and so nice. The Lumineers are young – early-mid 20′s! Crazy. They were just happy to be playing their music on the road and happy for the opportunity to open for Brandi. That was only 7 months ago! And last night, they performed at The Grammy’s. And I watched, along with millions of other people.
However, unlike the vast majority of those people, I’ve seen them perform live, met them and have this photo to prove it! Today, I am going to display our signed poster of the concert somewhere in the store. I might even look for a place to hang a picture or two.
One other cool thing from The Grammy’s last night. Preservation Hall Jazz Band backed up the Black Keys on one of the night’s performances. The Preservation Hall guys were also at the DCA last summer – and brought down the house! That should tell you something about our venue and the quality of the shows we present. (Plug for DCA!) The 2013 Mainstage schedule will be released in late April.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Main Street Market! Have a wonderful holiday!
Many years ago, the Village of Egg Harbor decided to create a holiday scheme for the entire village. Small trees decorated with white lights and red bows – up and down the streets of the village at businesses and homes alike.
For some crazy reason, the Egg Harbor Business Association decided that since everybody didn’t want to decorate the same, we should have a contest. This year, I am a judge. When I got the form, I saw that Main Street Market was listed as a contestant! We did not sign up for the contest, but I decided we would try to decorate our two trees in a theme appropriate for Main Street Market.
Saturday, Jeanne and I thought the mini colored (delicious, by the way) peppers would make pretty garlands and the regular sized peppers would make colorful ornaments. Jeanne sewed the garlands, hung the ornaments, Nick cored a pineapple and planted it as a topper – and voila!
We had lots of other ideas, but most would have created a buffet for animals, so we stuck with just peppers. As soon as this silly contest is over the pepper decorations are coming off and we will just have pretty trees!
In the meantime – I hope we win!