My hubby and I were in Toronto yesterday for Lilith Fair and despite the rain, we had an AMAZING time!
Amidst cancellations in cities that included Montreal, Lilith drew thousands of enthusiastic fans (predominantly female) to hear Sarah McLachlan and her all-star musical line-up.
McLachlan was joined by artists that included Mary J. Blige, Chantal Kreviazuk, Lights and Court Yard Hounds (two of the Dixie Chicks).
Although Blige stole the show and got the place dancing, McLachlan stole the audience's hearts and had them singing along for most songs starting with one of her biggest hits, Angel.
There are not many festivals where you can pay to hear almost eight and a half hours of incredible music by talented and successful female artists from Canada and the United States such as McLachlan, Blige, Kreviazuk, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, and others.
When asked by Self what part of Lilith 2010 means the most to her, McLachlan said, "The community that is created for the musicians and the audience. There are few places for people to connect like at Lilith."
I couldn't agree more!
P.S. Stay tuned for my (Cult)ure magazine review/article of Lilith Fair and its history within the week.