Blog dedicated to actress/musician Leisha Hailey

Sunday, November 2, 2008

***H.E.R & NITABE IN NY WITH UHH***

I'm soo proud of H.E.R for giving the girls her music material--AND THEY WERE COOL ABOUT IT.. :) I LOVE IT. I'll let H.E.R tell her story-(posted by Nitabe-vid by Nitabe, H.E.R. & Benita):

"hehe, the long-awaited has arrived. just fyi, the story is by lauren (h.e.r.) and i've added slight input, and i've done the video! hope every1 enjoys it.So I got to the venue at around 4:30 to find only one other girl waiting there. (Hey Amanda!) She told me that I had missed the girls by only about a half hour and that she got to say hi to them before they went inside for their soundcheck. Anyways, 5 oclock rolled around and I met up with a girl I met on this board named Benita :) It was really cold outside and we were pretty much the only ones waiting outside for another hour. We met some other really nice girls named Jackie and Jeanine and we all danced to some UHH music while we were in line, courtesy of Amanda's cellphone haha. So the doors opened at around 8 oclock and we all rushed to our spots in front of the stage. We got the best spots in the house, towards the right side where Leisha is normally stationed. The opening act, The Fashion, came on at 9 oclock, and were a pleasant surprise. They were really good and really got us in the mood for the girls. The girls came on at about 10:15. They looked and sounded fantastic! They both have kind of a nervous habit of not really looking into the audience while they're playing, but the treated us to some hilarious banter in between songs, about picketers, aliens, and how Jesus would totally rock out if he ever came to their show haha. I was a little bit surprised at how little the crowd was dancing, but me and my girls made up for that and we caught a few smiles from the girls. So after the show we were told that we needed to buy some merchandise in order to get a pass to the "after-show" upstairs, where we'd be able to meet with the girls. Benita and I were intent on being last in line and often jumped out of line in order to make people go ahead of us haha. We both had our own agendas about talking with the girls; Benita wanted to try for a picture and I wanted to give them a CD of some of my work. (I'm a music producer). Let me tell you, when I was up at the table I nearly passed out. I ran through what I was going to say to them as I approached the signing table. As soon as I walked up, Leisha goes, "I love your shirt!!!" before I could even say "Hi!" I gave them my tshirt to sign as I complimented their show and told them how I especially loved their cover of "Sweet Dreams". "REALLY? Oh my God, thank you!" said Leisha. She was so bubbly and inviting, and Cam was so chill and said "Thanks! We love to play that one." As I fumbled for my CD to give them, I nervously said, "You know, I'm actually a musician too, a producer, and I brought you my CD and I'd really love if you would-" and before I could finish my sentance, Leisha goes, "Oh my God that's so cool! We'll totally listen!" and Cam seemed pretty interested as well, since she's a producer herself, and said "That's so cool, Thanks! We'll definitely check it out." Leisha took the CD from me and read the back of the cover, which had my name and contact information. "So your name is Lauren?" She said with a huge smile on her face. "Yea, thank you so much, I know you guys are really busy right now but whenever you get a chance, you know..." I said. "Oh totally." She said as she put her hand out to give me a shake. "Thanks so much for coming, it was so nice meeting you!" Said Leisha. Cam did the same thing with a warm smile and I told them again how nice it was to be there and said thanks again for taking my CD. Benita was right behind me in line, and I'll let her tell you her story...My story was exactly the same, as far as the concert itself. My own personal experience with meeting the girls (since I was the absolute last) was me sneaking to take pics of the girls before Mr. Security caught me. So I looked at him and said, "Hey, I'mma ask you a question- can I PLEASE get a photo with the girls!?" And he goes on with the whole, "I can't, I can't..." etc etc. I begged and pleaded, and explained that I waited to be last for a reason. He explained that it wasn't fair to everyone else that he already told "No." I told him that they didn't have to know, but his morals overruled his compassion. So the answer was no. But when i got to the table, I showed the girls the shirt and asked if they remembered, CAM DID!! They signed them for us again, and I chatted with them while they did so. I blew them kisses and thanked them for coming to NY but let them know that they were definitely missed in Atlanta. hehe.I hope you all enjoy the vid!!"

18 comments:

H.E.R said...

speedy it was actually me (lauren, aka h.e.r) who gave them my cd haha. i wrote most of the story that nitabe posted.

great job benita! it came out amazing! ( and you sholdnt be surprised that im the first one to comment... ive been waiting for this all day! hha

speedy12 said...

MY BAD H.E.R....I guess the excitement of it all got to me and I just started typing...lololol. Forgive me...Yeah we did talk about you giving the girls your cd awhile back. I was wondering why Nitabe never told me she's a producer...lolol-It makes sense now. My apologies... :) I'm upset about the picture taking, but it is understandible with the amount of ppl showing up at their concerts expecting photos. I can't wait until the girls contact you asking for you to produce their album---I WANT YOU TO TAKE OVER NETTWERK!!! :)

divxdr said...

wow! thank you for sharing your story =)...it is so great that Leisha and Cam were so cool about Laurens CD, it shows how down to earth they are.

Speedy, this is my first time commenting, but i check this blog every single day, thanks for keeping us updated about our lovely Leisha you do an amazing job =)

Fleur said...

Thank you Lauren for sharing your story as well. I really think it's so cool that Leisha and Cam really take their time for everyone and they seem really interested in everyone's story as well.
How cool!

Freaky Rory said...

woow! it would be so great if they contacted you..

H.E.R i wanna listen some of your stuff too :)

H.E.R said...

no prob, speedy. you know ive got nothing but love haha

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speedy12 said...

I don't think we can get the Mancow morning show in Atlanta. Cayenne if possible, can you provide us with a link or something just in case I miss it? I can't wait to see the interview. divxdr--thanks for joining our diverse family---don't be a stranger. :)

~nitabe~ said...

Thanks guyz, glad you all enjoyed the story/video!! It was a wonderful experience. Can't wait to read about the next one... :)

which will be who, again!?

speedy12 said...

I think heather is going to the Chi-town show tonight.

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LeeLin said...

Wow..Thanks for sharing your story..It's awesome that the girls took your cd..Great experience!!!!

speedy12 said...

LORD!! Now I gotta set my clock for 6am...Jeez :/ I thought it was a tv show-that shows you how much I know. **sigh**...The things I go through for the love of Leisha and Cam...lolol.

nat said...

I'll be at work during the interview, its at like 2pm UK time I think :( If anyone can record it for playback then please try so I can listen to it :o)

Great story by the way, thanks for sharing :)

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Kirby said...

awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

They were most def. missed in ATL. 8-(

Chi-City said...

Glad to read you girls had a fun experience at the concert and DANCED:)