I bought tickets to see Meghan Trainor at El Rey Theater the night before her show. While I am not a huge fan, I do enjoy her two hits, “All About that Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” and I had a friend that really wanted to go. The night of the show my friend decided she didn’t want to go anymore, but I wasn’t about to let that stop me from having a good night out. I took the tickets, reached out to some friends and head to the show.
The show was standing room only, but not super crowded when I arrived. I walked around taking in the sights, picking out where I would watch and stumbled upon a photo shoot opportunity in the balcony section. I waited in line and ended up with a photo of Meghan and me singing! (Ok, she was photoshopped into the picture, but it still counts!) I felt like a little kid again, such a silly thing to do, dress up and pretend to sing, but so much fun.
I haven’t been to a concert in a long time and I was pleasantly surprised that being there by myself did not affect how I felt at all. By the time I got my photo the first singer was on stage. Honestly, I don’t know who he was, but he was a super cute, teenage kid that had his own hit song. After looking into it for a bit I found out, he was Matt Prince. I can’t seem to find much on him, but the little girls seemed to know who he was and he did a good job working the crowd.
Next on stage was Sheppard. I have to say I didn’t recognize them in the beginning. I kept thinking their songs sounded familiar but I couldn’t quite place my finger on it. Then, their second to last song I finally figured it out, “Geronimo“. It all came rushing back. I hear them on my Songza station I always listen to. They were amazing, the energy was great and their on stage presence was just inspiring. I’ve never watched a show where the musicians looked like they were having as much fun playing as I was having watching them. It was so filling of my heart and soul.
Finally Meghan Trainor came on, but could she really do better than her guests? Of course she could! Her energy was great, right on track with the rest of the night. Even the slower songs were good and worked perfectly with the set. Her dancers were great as well and she had a guest singer come out to join her during one of the songs. She even sang to a 17 year old, which just made that girl’s night. I even saw her later. She was on cloud nine. She walked past some guy from the Disney channel, turned around and tracked him down. It was too freaking cute.
Let’s just say Meghan Trainor has a great message to send out to everyone. Believe in yourself, love yourself, and basically, you are amazing just the way you are! A great night, that left me with tons of smiles and happy feelings all over.