Until now, I never...
Saw Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Perform

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I had never heard of Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings, but a few days ago I received a text from a friend of mine who said she had some extra tickets to her performance at the Showbox.  Todd said, “You have to go, she’s amazing!” and he showed me some of her videos on YouTube.  He was right, so I responded that I’d love to go, and asked if Todd could have a ticket too.  No problem.  Hooray!  Now I just had to line up Grandma to babysit on this school-night.

The show started at around 9pm and the place was packed with all types, young and old.  Sharon Jones is 57 years old and has just been through cancer treatments.  But except for the short-short haircut, you would never know that.  She is bundle of energy and enthusiasm, belting out tunes, dancing non stop.  She brings people up on the stage, dances with them, and brings out the best in them.  And the music is fantastic.  There’s no standing still.  She blew me away, and I had so much fun.  Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night!

Check her out if you can…