Second verse: The first thing I heard on the radio was Grace Mitchell Live “Jitter”
It was one of the coldest days of my life, where getting up and going out in the snow required two to three layers to feel like I was alive. After hours of shoveling the layers and layers of snow, I finally went inside to have a cup of hot cocoa. Just then, my friend Tammy called me up saying she had gotten some great seats up in the front at the Lights off concert hall in the summer and wanted me to go because it has been far too long for me to go without some fun.
So I agreed a couple of months later on June 21, 2015, we headed into town with some friends. Arriving at the concert hall a little before 5 pm, I walked past the small park that leads me up to the north gate. I could see a couple of girls with blue denim jeans with different color shirts already waiting in line at the gate. One was applying on makeup that made her look like a little orange. To the side, I could see a dirt path leading to the south gate, which my friend Tammy said we had to go to get in for the gate crasher. I could see the main stage barely through the tall gates and trees was open, it looked to have roughly 3,000 seats inside covered by a brown wooden roof. A long line of people waited outside excited to get inside and party the tension way from their long day at work/school. Some were excitedly talking to their friends about how they could not wait to get inside and hear the Grace Mitchell sing.
As we got closer to the door, I felt like I had nothing to lose, as we headed to our sits and the opening act came on it felt like everyone was dancing off the jitters from being so close to everyone and started to move to the music. Dancing with my friends, I happened to look next to me and, I noticed you in your orange t-shirt shining like the sun; it was hard to look away as your moves made me want to remember this night forever. I told you I liked your dance moves and we introduced ourselves, your name was Sam and, I said mine was Emily and as the opening act went off and my friends with to get drinks. We sat there talking about everything; I never thought I could be this open with someone who was just a stranger to me moments ago.
Then the lights slowly dimmed as Grace Mitchell came on stage and screamed, “Everyone ready to have a good time,” tons of people screamed “Yes” at her. I looked at you with a smile on my face as we began to move to the first song, “Jitters.” The music just suddenly related to this moment of meeting you and, I did not want to go home if it meant I wouldn’t see you again. As I turned to you and the song mentioned something about kissing, I couldn’t help myself and, I leaned towards you and, your eyes grew wide like a deer in headlights, but then you smiled and, we shared our first kiss.
I did not know how to behave around and hoped you would show me how too. As the show came to an end four hours later, I felt like a magician pulling from his bag of tricks as I moved my body to the music captivating you as the lights played off my body like a lighting show. You said you never saw something so breathtaking so close up before. It was like watching your favorite show on TV and, you couldn’t risk taking your eyes away and missing the best part. We became one that night blossoming our love. We left our old life in pieces on the floor that night and never looked back.
Written By:Deirdre Stokes