No, I won’t grow up and yes, Peter Pan is still my idol.
That was all evidenced Friday night when my more mature daughter and I hit The Greek Theater to see Meghan Trainor.
Yes, I will proudly stand up and tell the world I am, All About That Bass.
Trainor’s music makes me want to hit the road, top down, radio blasting, singing with youthful exuberance.
I coerced Courtny into going with me to see the pop star who also pens mega hits.
Trainor is adorable and very relatable.
The Greek is the perfect place for a concert. The intimate outdoor venue has always been one of my favorite places to see a show.
The last time I was there was when the B-52’s opened for Blondie.
The return was all pleasure.
Being the wiley concert goers that we are we parked on Vermont and Los Feliz and hiked the 1 1/2 miles up the hill to the venue inside Griffith Park, avoiding heavy traffic and a $25 parking fee.
It was still in the high 80’s so upon entry we immediately headed for the adult beverage counter.
Lip Smackers were being handed out at the entrance as the company is sponsoring the Meghan Trainor Untouchable tour….a perfect branding partnership considering Trainor’s demographics and her huge hit, Lips Are Movin’.
An imposing gentleman was ahead of us in the beverage line and asked us if we liked Lip Smacker.
I have been a fan for decades and proud to admit to still slathering Lip Smacker on my non-Juvederm middle-aged lips.
We responded in the positive to Bill George, who turned out to be the president and chief operating office at Markwins International Corp. which took over Lip Smacker from Bonne Bell last year.
A gregarious guy and a fellow Syracuse University grad, we became fast friends and he felt comfortable enough to ask me a very personal question.
“So (long pause), why are you really here?!”
A bit surprised, I looked around to collect my thoughts and then the obvious became apparent.
Just about everyone in the crowd was born after 2000 AD.
I laughed and proudly confessed to being a fan.
My daughter chimed in and noted that she was here only as my chaperone.
George then graciously treated us to a double vodka and soda so I guess I am an adult in certain ways.
One of the opening acts was Hailee Steinfeld, the stellar young actress who is known for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film, True Grit, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She debuted her singing voice in Pitch Perfect 2.
She has a sweet voice and a charming stage presence along with fabulous hair.
She performed a very credible cover of Justin Bieber’s hit, Love Yourself.
Me and thousand’s of 10 year-olds knew every word. Yahoo…”my mama don’t like you and she like’s everyone.”
We sang and danced joyfully to All About That Bass and shouted with glee when James Corden appeared to admirably duet with Trainor for, Like I’m Gonna Lose You, the hit Trainor had previously teamed up with John Legend.
Corden, the Late Late Show host, is so trending with me right now as Friday’s blog post highlighted Corden’s, Carpool Karaoke, with FLOTUS.
The eight piece band, featuring two horn players, was tight and reminiscent of 60’s R&B bands.
Trainor was accompanied by four athletic dancers and colorful videos enhanced the stage show.
I must admit to having a groovy time and basked in the youthful effervescence of the crowd.
Trainor announced it was the best night of her life.
Despite Courtny’s original trepidation, the dynamic duo had a pretty rad time, too.