Certainly Friday alone was worth the cost of the entire festival, but then came Saturday.
I. Was. Not. Ready.
Mostly I wasn’t ready because of too much Friday night afterparty, but then again, it could have been being on the east coast while still on west coast time. Yeah, that’s why the first thing I made it to was lunch.
VIP Lunch with the Pros
I had no idea what to expect, but the email told me when and where to be to meet the groups that would be in the professional showcase, so I showed up. And so did they.
The food was yummy, and I ended up sitting at a table with two other VIPs, a CASA Board member, and group members from Redline and Traces, listening to them talk shop. Redline is a CAL group from Boston who won a couple of CARA Awards on Friday. Traces is a FANTABULOUS quintet of women from NYC who I can’t wait to tell you more about. I mean, WOW. And I will add, very gracious and sincere and humble and passionate women, at that.
And then someone announced, “Cadence is here!” That’s right. The very first group I featured in “First Listen Friday.” Live. In Person. In the same room as me. GAH. I didn’t get to meet or chat with them at the time, but no worries. Wait till Because of SATURDAY, Part 2. <grin>