DW were in Niagara Falls last night and hanging out at Casino Niagara around 8 p.m., when we saw a poster for a free concert at 10 p.m. featuring Suzie MacNeil from Rockstar.
Of course, after containing our giggling with gleefulness, we picked our spot, and camped out.
It was a small acoustic set... just her along with a guitarist/vocalist named Shawn Somethingorother (all though he was very good).
Let me say this... Suzie is INCREDIBLE live. She nailed about 7 songs over the course of an hour, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "Beast of Burden," "I Can't Make You Love Me," and the song she sang on the show call "Soul Life" co-written with Ty.
There was probably only a 100 or so people at the concert, so we were pretty close. And she did an autograph session after the show, so we got to meet her and tell her how awesome she is. DW asked about her clothes and jewellery, and I just told she was awesome (I was a bit star struck -- I'm naive that way).
She couldn't really divulge much about what's currently happening with her, or what happened on the show... but she did share the following story, that I'll try to keep brief:
Apparently the contestants were seriously sequestered at the house... although a few tried to escape. There was one successful escape however... apparently JD and Marty snuck out the bathroom window, jumped over two fences (JD scraped his knee pretty good, and Marty ripped his pants about an inch from his "baby-makers" (Suzie's words). They managed to get down the Sunset strip to a bar (although Burnett's minions were busy trying to track them down).
It wasn't too long after they entered the bar before they realized... it was a gay bar. Needless to say, they were quick to return home.
Anyways, that was my great, yet unexpected, encounter with a rock star.
Half man, half amazing, all DAW