On Saturday night, my sweet fiance accompanied me to Central Park to see Mariah Carey perform alongside the New York Philharmonic even though, unlike me, he's not a huge fan of either. The night turned out to be so much more amazing than I had anticipated. First she performed My All (always a classic) and then she did the unthinkable. She sang "Looking In." When I was 14 I fell in love with that song but I never thought I would see her perform it live.
Despite it being the worst vocal performance I have ever seen from her, it was the most special performance I have ever witnessed and I was beyond honored to experience it. She has meant so much to me over the past 23 years. Listening to this song as an adult I just praise God to have had such a wonderful role model. I've never had to experience so much of the pain and insecurity she has because anytime anyone tried to tell make me feel ugly, or like I shouldn't even exist in the first place, I was like whatever, the most beautiful and talented singer songwriter in the universe is just like me. After a break she came back and sang Beautiful and finished off with Hero. Hearing my fiance actually sing along to Hero was just the icing on the cake. The music was incredible and there were even fireworks at the end.