Kara, I can’t wait to see your report from Lilith Fair! I especially hope you see Janelle Morae and Emmylou Harris! For a second I thought I saw Nicki Minaj on there and got really excited. But you do have Ke$ha, which means the festival won’t be too wholesome.
I was into the Indigo Girls pretty hardcore when I was 15 and that video totally sent me into a high-school k-hole. The closest I got to Lilith Fair was something called Clearwater. Oh look, it’s still happening! I went there, maybe in 1992?, with some lesbian friends and camped out. They were excited to see Ani Difranco, so we did that in between our insanely long hours of community service. We worked so hard! And I like work, but this was kind of like a hippie gulag.
The only other thing I remember: hitch-hiking our way out of there before the end, because, I think, we were too urban to fully embrace the earth-day-every-day, be-here-now, hacky-sacking vibe.
Have I mentioned that my memory is bad and Neal says he thinks it’s because I am always thinking too far ahead? So my new mantra is the Clearwater-ish Be Here Now. But also Be in the ’90s Now. What was I saying? Yay, can’t wait to hear your report!