I learned all of the songs on the Indigo Girls' first few CDs, and listened to them regularly both on my huge boombox and in the car - once we finally upgraded to a Buick with a CD player - on my way to and from soccer practices and games. Twice I traveled with high school friends to see them perform as part of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair concert tour and traveling musical festival, and I saw them in concert in Madison with my mom and sister. The Indigo Girls' songs became inextricably linked to the majority of my high school memories and friends, so when I saw them in concert again a couple of weeks ago, so much of that period of my life came flooding back.
|Me and my "date" (my mom) at the concert.|
|Amy (center), Emily (right), and their incredible |
violinist (whose name I didn't catch) on the left.
|The Madison set list.|
I once overheard someone assert, "funny how a melody sounds like a memory". The Indigo Girls dominate the soundtrack of my high school years. Their melodies are my memories, even 20 years after that phase of my life came to an end, and I was so grateful for the opportunity to experience their music - live - once again.