Meeting Donna in Boulder, Colorado
Hi, my name is Richard and I live in Denver, Colorado. When I found out that Donna De Lory was going to perform at the Unity Church in near-by Boulder (thanks Madonnatribe!) I decided to check it out.
I got there at 7:45 pm and the church was filling up. Donna came out at about 8:20 pm. She played her harmonium and sang a lot of songs in Sanscrit. Keeping her company were two musicians (Ty and Cameron) and all three of them connected with the audience right away. They even played a song they had composed just the day before and Donna mentioned she was still going to add another verse to it. Her voice was so strong and beautiflul. She was barefoot and kept sipping her tea throughout the evening. The music was very uplifting and you could tell everybody really enjoyed it. The atmosphere in the church was just perfect. When I looked around people were closing their eyes and some of them even got up and danced in the back of the church. I am sure Donna felt all the energy as well as she seemed to be ad libbing a lot and some of the songs went for almost 10 minutes.
After the show I decided to stick around to see if I could meet Donna and maybe get a picture with her. She came out soon after and chatted with a few people. As soon as I had a chance I approached her (I was quite nervous, so Donna please forgive me if I came across kind of dorky). I told her how much I enjoyed her performance and would like her to sign my ticket. He response was “of course”. She asked me what my name was and how I heard about the show. I told her it was posted on Madonnatribe and a couple of other websites. She said: “Oh, that’s really nice of them” and signed my ticket. “So what did you think? It was probably different than you expected?” she asked me referring to the show. I said I had not heard her music before, but I really expected it to be different and quite frankly it was definitely different than anything I have heard before.
Then I told her I saw the Confessions Tour in Vegas, Phoenix, and the last show in Tokyo. She responded: “We had so much fun…” and then she turned to Ty and said: “Hey Ty, this is Richard and he found out about us through a Madonna web site. They are so nice for posting that.” I asked her if I could take a picture with her and she asked Ty to do it. “You should write a review and send it to the web site“, she suggested. I said “Of course and I will send them the picture too.” She asked me if I had taken any pictures during the show and I said I wanted to, but did not want to be disrespectful especially using the flash.”
After that I thanked her, gave her a big hug, and wished her best of luck. She said I should talk to Paul who was selling CDs in the hallway, but when I got there he seemed to be busy talking to people, so I did not want to interrupt. It was getting late and I had a drive back to Denver ahead of me.
I am glad I went to see Donna’s performance. She is definitely special. You can tell kindness is just glowing from her face. Thank you Donna for a wonderful uplifting evening!
Special thanks, Richard, for your report!