Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

Beyoncé and Jay Z are On the Run, On HBO Tonight

My On The Run T-shirt from their stop
at the Rose Bowl.
Photo by Jenee Darden
This has been a great year for me in terms of live music. I’ve seen a range of performers from Jill Scott and Charlie Wilson to Mint Condtion (twice) and jazz artists Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis.

One of my favorite shows so far has been Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run tour.  I had so much fun when I saw them at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena last month. They performed many of their hit songs going back to the ‘90s all the way to today.  I was on my feet damn near the whole night.

On The Run is a story of outlaws in love. Jay Z and Bey have different styles of music. But the way their songs were performed in order to tell a story was done masterfully.

I’m not crazy about videos on stage at concerts. I just want to hear people sing. However, the black and white videos in the show were beautiful. Again the sequence of the songs along with video told this story of romantic rebels perfectly.

I'm eagerly awaiting Bey and Jay Z
at the Rose Bowl. 


Of course the music was off the hook. Jay Z had us bobbing  Bey shows some cheek. But her looks ranged from sexy leotards to B-girl, to classy. By the way,  I really want Bey’s diamond-studded, mesh ski mask.
our heads and reciting his lyrics. And Beyoncé is a hell of a performer. Just her choreography alone, in heels, was beyond impressive. Her costumes were sexy.

The show was expensive but Bey and J made sure we got our money’s worth. For those of you who haven’t seen the show, you have the best seat in your house. Watch the On The Run Tour tonight on HBO. It's a recording of their Paris show.  Watch it with your girls or with your boo.  The concert made for a great date night, because the fellas at the Rose Bowl were digging Jay Z and the ladies were feeling Beyoncé.  It’s something for everyone. The music is banging. It's a show not to be missed. 

#OnTheRunHBO comes on tonight at 9pm.


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