Ok, so do you remember the Mandy Moore from back in the day? She was the teen pop princess who brought us such songs as "Candy". She is no longer that Mandy. Growing up I'll admit I did like her music. I still have several of her cd's. Yet, as I got older, I just didn't have a taste for her music anymore. I grew out of it. Fortunately, so did she. Recently she put out a new album entitled "Wild Hope". I fell in love with this album from the start. It's just my kind of music. I also gained a whole new respect for her.
Tonight I went to see her live in a little place called the Avalon Theatre. It was an intimate setting, a relatively small venue. We stood up at the front no more than 15 feet away. I had a blast. Mandy put on an amazing performance. She blew my away with her voice but also with her humility and her gratitude for the support of an album she's very proud of. Here are a few pictures: