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Life:Backstage w/ Sheila E.

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 2 - 2010

Happy Monday All! I have a lot of work to do, and a short work week. I have sessions, headed to Ravens Training Camp, and my birthday is Sat.. woo hoo very exciting times over here….

I hope you all are taking advantage of Twitter and Facebook. Dave Koz, Johnathan Butler, and Sheila E did a show here on Friday. You all know I’m a huge supporter of Sheila E. By her being the 1st woman I know that played drums, she has inspired my career. When I was young she inspired my life as well. I wrote about this in my Elevate Hope Foundation Post.

Well I connected with her on FB and twitter sometime last year. I wasn’t sure if she even knew who I was, because we met me before I started using Ms.Tris Beats. I had planned to go to the show, and really hadn’t thought I’d be able to go backstage.
There is always a higher power working! I logged onto twitter early Friday, and offered to take her to lunch. She gave me an early birthday present….YUP! She invited me and my guests backstage!! Yaaay!

When we arrived security wouldn’t let us do anything before or during intermission.(Booo)… Everyone on the bill gave us more than our moneys worth for sure. It really touched me to see so many people just showing love to the performers.

I really tried to take as many pictures as I could with my little phone 🙁 that was a big FAIL on my part. So many people had cameras in the venue, and I didn’t take mine…

Being as though she was a special guest, I wasn’t expecting to see her perform a lot of her material. To my surprise she did ” “Holly Rock”, and “Love Bizarre” during the 1st set before intermission.

The 1st time I saw Sheila E. perform live was at Blues Alley, a Jazz venue. It was more layed back than the Pier Six Pavillion here in Baltimore. I kept telling my friends I hope she performs “Glamorous Life”. I knew if she did, it would not be the Jazz version she did at Blues Alley….I probably said it 20 times that

Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler were awesome. I was not very familiar with latest material. They did such a great job, I’m gonna purchase their cd’s, and get to know them more. At the end of the show Dave introduced the band. Talk about a funky time, we were all dancing and clapping.

Sheila was not on stage, and I knew what was coming next. People were leaving, and Sheila returned to the stage. The crowd went wild. All of her fans went to the front, including me. I had to apologize to one guy lol, but that was the moment I had been waiting for. I was pumped when I heard the 1st three seconds of “Glamorous Life”…. She tore the house down with her playing!

I did attempt to get footage, my phone cam just would not focus with all the stage lights. I found a video which is pretty close to what we saw:
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Live
July 29th 2010 posted by Krazemex on youtube

Okay the adrenaline was going… time to head back and talk to Sheila. Security was tight, but I sent the message to her, and they let us in. We waited about ten minutes, and Sheila came to see us. I had my own drumsticks with me for her to sign. She was like” Hey those aren’t my drumsticks..let me go get mine”…straight from the amazing show I got the sticks 🙂

Sheila E has a lot of love in Baltimore. When I walked around with those drumsticks, about 20 people literally begged me, even offered money for at least 1 stick WOW…

My peeps TRIED 🙁 to take a picture of Sheila and I, right before we left…Booo hoo again! When I took the phone, all in a hurry I forgot to SAVE save 1st….My pic didn’t turn out, but hers did:
( sorry she didn’t want me to post her picture, so I just blurred her side lol)

We talked for a long time, then she had to get to the meet n greet with other fans. What a night! Sheila E. is a legendary artist. Sheila has played with just about every musician you have heard of this lifetime!

I consider her a mentor. I’ve followed her career for many years. One of the most cherished moments of the night is her giving me a compliment about my work. 🙂 She told me she checked out the site, and likes the work I’m doing. Talk about fuel to my artistic fire! That really meant a lot to me. I feel so thankful today. Thanks again to “The E”…

Pz Til Later All!
Ms. Tris Beats..

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