Last Friday at 2am I lined up to see Mariah Carey on the Today show and it really paid off. I was front row with some of my other friends who are huge fans. It was so much fun. We got to watch Debbie Allen do some choreography. The dancers practice lifting Mariah by lifting Debbie and she talked to us a bit. My friend K has devoted much more of her life to the pursuit of Mariah than I have so Trey Lorenz knows her by name and had a whole conversation with her from the stage during rehearsal. Mariah knows K so she was mouthing stuff to her during sound check, though we couldn't figure out what she was trying to say. Her voice was awesome and the concert was super fun. She sang Make it Happen which is such and inspirational song to me, along with Obsessed, H.A.T.E. U., and I Wanna Know What Love Is. It was definitely worth waiting in the bitter cold. It was also great to see Nick Cannon come escort her off stage. I have ever seen her so happy as she is with Nick.
I know I'm a veteran New Yorker because there was a time when I would have been excited to see Matt, Meredith, Ann, and Al. I am no longer phased. I only remembered that they were famous when the tourists started snapping pics. I love the city.