Tonight I’m going to see my favourite band, Lucero, at the Fillmore. I bought tickets in February, and have pretty much had to forget about it because whenever I think about it I get too excited to do anything else.
I don’t remember the day, but I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard them. I was sitting on the chair at my desk in our first apartment in Hawaii, and my roomie’s boyfriend was downloading random songs, and came across one of their albums.
As soon as he started playing Here at the Starlight, I got a tingle from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I loved them immediately. By the time I had listened to My Best Girl, and Night’s Like These, it was over for me. That was about 4 years ago, and since then they have gotten me through every sadness, every heartbreak, homesickness and sleepless night, and every rainy day.
When I moved to California, and I had no friends, no job, no family and I missed the island so badly that I couldn’t sleep at night, I would put Lucero on my iPod on repeat, and let Ben sing me to sleep. It’s kind of funny how much of an effect you can have on someone else’s life without even knowing it.
Here are some of my favourite Lucero lyrics:
“She had a weakness for writersAnd I was never that good at the words anyways”- Night’s Like These