Right after I graduated from college I got a job doing promotions work for a group of local radio stations. I LOVED working in radio. Part of my job was to set up and run on-site broadcasts and events. Basically, I got to hang out with the DJs (and occasionally pretend I was one) and talk to people all day. Not a bad gig.
The bonus? I got free concert tickets. I saw a lot of big names perform, but I also experienced some of the up and coming musicians when they stopped by the station to put on more exclusive shows. I definitely miss that.
So when I heard the Macy’s MStyleLab was putting on a concert series and The Ready Set was coming to Salt Lake last Saturday, I thought it would be a great way to relive the “glory days.” I was right.
Never heard of The Ready Set? I bet you’d recognize some of their songs. Especially their most popular one, “Love Like Woe.”
It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor concert at the new City Creek Center. If you haven’t been there, you have to check it out. It really brings the “big city” shopping experience to Utah in a beautiful atmosphere. Definitely not your typical mall. I could wander around there for hours. Who am I kidding? I HAVE wandered around there for hours. My friends and I met there, had a really tasty lunch, and headed to the concert. It was a perfect fall day and the perfect setting.
There was one small problem, though. When we got to the concert we learned that Jordan Witzigreuter, the lead singer for The Ready Set, had a wee case of bronchitis. Yeah, apparently bronchitis doesn’t mix well with, oh, I don’t know, singing? I felt bad for him, but he actually handled it really well. Instead of canceling or being a jerk because he didn’t feel well, The Ready Set held a sing-along. It was really fun, and the crowd LOVED IT!
The group also spent a lot of time answering questions and talking with the crowd. Are you kidding me? When do you ever get to chat it up with your favorite band? To top it off, there was a meet and greet inside the store after the concert, where Jordan took pictures with the fans and signed autographs.
It was a really fun afternoon and a great event put on by Macy’s. I was happy to be able to get back in touch with my concert-loving self and I was reminded that I need to do stuff like that more often. How do I know that? Well I sent out some Tweets while I was at the event, and when The Ready Set retweeted one of them, I kind of squealed like a 13 year old girl. I didn’t even know that was possible. But I guess that’s what a little fun can do for you.Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s and the mstylelab Concert Tour. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.