The Black Cat was no longer the venue that would host Julieta Venegas, which meant that attending the six-time Grammy winner’s concert would involve a trip to the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Upon arriving at the box office, I was told that there had been miscommunication and my name was not on the guest list for the sold-out concert. After getting into some arguments, I felt defeated and made my way to a bar on the same block. Hopefully, a beer could convince me that my voyage on that cold Tuesday night had not been in vain. Like a broken soul, I was reminiscing on how great the talented singer and songwriter had been two years ago when I saw her play for a full house at the Kennedy Center. At that point, I decided that I was not going to give up. To make a long story short, after a series of phone calls, texts messages, more rejections at the main entrance and new friendships, a member of Julieta’s crew took me backstage. I was to trek across the stage after the opening band as if I were one of the stage crewmembers and get into the crowd. Once the D.C. area Latin rockers, “Nayas,” finished their set, I did as I was told and began anticipating the show.
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