I still can’t believe we were able to stand in the front row and be less than three feet away from Nina. In-fricken-credible. Her voice is so mesmerizing and I think she is just so dang cool. Corny, I know, but what can I say?
They started off playing the first song on their new CD, Colonia, and it just got better as the night went on. Luckily, they were going to stick around after the show to sign autographs so we bought a CD and a t-shirt, then waited in line to meet them.
Okay, pause a moment and insert the reason why we need to get a new little digital camera: so for those of you who have seen the little Nikon that I carry around everywhere, you’ll know it’s on its last legs. For istance, the battery chamber will not stay closed unless I keep an elastic hair tie wrapped around the camera’s body (tho, that’s been like that for a long time). So of course, we’re in the front row at this show — a perfect photo opp, right?! — and I can’t make the gosh darn flash to work in auto mode!! Arghhhhh!!! Luckily I figured it out and found a “scene” option that had a flash. Whew.
But then it comes time to get a photo with the band members and — never mind the fact that both Tony and I were so nervous about being within speaking distance from them! — the camera freezes on the last photo it took! What the??!! Now?!! It had to happen now?! So picture the two of us fumbling with this thing, trying to explain to Nina (lol – I say that like I know her on a first name basis) that we need a new camera because this piece of shit blah blah blah and I’m ready to just bang it on the table to unfreeze it.