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Seeing a Melissa Etheridge concert is something every lesbian should get instead of a toaster.

There’s an old lesbian joke that basically refers to an already experienced woman sleeping with a woman who has never before slept with women. The experienced woman would get a toaster for taking the other woman’s virginity. instead of a toaster, I vote for Melissa Etheridge concert tickets. (Or at least a cd of her older greatest hits since she doesn’t tour that often…)

On October 20th, 2012, I was lucky enough to see Melissa Etheridge in concert at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. The state theatre is a local theatre that’s a pretty neat venue– in the past I’ve seen The Wanted, Cobra Starship, “A Farewell to Pine Valley,” and even Jack Hanna there! All of the seats are “good” seats, and the intimate atmosphere makes for a great show no matter where you are sitting.

The State Theatre always has this on the wall. I found it amusing at the Melissa Etheridge concert… #recruiting

I spent a lot time in high school being convinced that nobody knew I was gay. I even asked for a cd of Melissa Etheridge’s greatest hits for Christmas my Junior year of high school. (Note: That should’ve been a sign.) Once I turned 17 and got my license, I spent many drives to school and work belting Melissa Etheridge songs. (I particularly loved “Ain’t It Heavy” and thought the lyrics were MEANT FOR ME. “I’m feelin’ kinda loose/ I’m feelin’ kinda mean/ I’ve been feeling kinda wild since I turned seventeen/ Or is it madness” obviously discusses how both Melissa & I turned 17 and struggled with out sexualities. For me, being wild meant listening to Melissa as I drove to school. For Melissa, it probably meant a lot of R rated things. 😉 ) Melissa was my outlet before I realized I needed one, and the first woman who taught me I have a thing for women with raspy voices and the ability to play a guitar. *drools*

I saw Melissa perform once before at Live Earth in 2007, along with a ton of other artists. It was a great experience, but the sound was mediocre, I didn’t appreciate her music as much as I could have, and I didn’t understand myself well enough to understand the power and emotions in her music.

Fast forward to today. Oh. My. GAWD.

Melissa Etheridge is a goddess in person.

(The rest of this post will probably consist of incomplete sentences, photos, and videos I took FOR THE PEOPLE and not for my own viewing pleasure.)

By the way, did you know Melissa uses a TON of different guitars, banjos, and harmonicas during her entire show?



Look, it’s like she’s Jesus. She has a glowing halo, or something like it.

Play those keys, sexy lady.

Melissa playing “I Run for Life” in the pink lights…

At this point, the friend I went to the concert with said, “I want to be that harmonica. Imagine all the things she could do with her lips!”

Oh, and this is our hair and smiles at the concert. I don’t have permission to exploit my friend’s identity on the web.


Okay, fine, she’s not great marriage material, but she really fulfills that fantasy of hot rockstar. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these videos I took at the show.




Melissa, you can come over and bring me some water whenever you want.

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