Midwest Meets Manhattan

This is why I came to New York.

Let me tell you a story.

Last night at midnight, a very sleepy Bailey was about to go to bed. But, addicted to Twitter as she is, she had to stay up and Tweet a little bit with some friends.

And then, lo and behold, Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) tweeted that the first 20 people to email a certain email address with a certain subject line would get FREE ADMISSION to a secret show in NYC.


So, Bailey lit a fire underneath herself and emailed this address with this certain subject line. Within three minutes, Ingrid had tweeted that OKOKOK they had their 20 people and to stop emailing. Winners would get an email back.

Bailey waited ten minutes. Fifteen minutes. Twenty minutes. No response. Bailey was very, very bummed, as you might have seen, because she thought she had been pretty quick on the draw. THEN Ingrid posted that winners would be notified in the morning.

So Bailey woke up early just to check her Gmail, and what do you even know, she had an email saying that she was one of the first 20 and that she was invited to the show.

So Bailey left work in time to hurry her booty down to Bleecker St to the Le Poisson Rouge cocktail lounge to see the show.


And can I just say that it was absolutely amazing? She played a bunch of songs from her upcoming album, released August 25th, and it’s going to be absolutely incredible. She said the theme was that “love just isn’t enough sometimes” and that it was a very personal album. And all of the songs were just powerful and soulful and spoke to me. I think this is her album with the most depth and meaning, and it’s going to be really incredible.

Oh, and did I mention that after the show I met her and took a picture with her? Because I totally did. Excuse the “I-ran-here-from-work” hair. Fun fact, though: One thing I like about this haircut is that my hair can go wavy and it looks good now, as opposed to bedraggled and gross.