Today, I wanted to share something that’s been on repeat for me this whole week – this short film for Jason Mraz’s new album, Yes! The medley of songs here is just beautiful and uplifting, a great way to begin the weekend!
Since I’m sharing this video, I figured it would be a good time to share one of my happiest moments with you – That Time I Met Jason Mraz.
Fangirl post begins here: I’ve been a long time fan of Mr. A-Z, ever since his first album Waiting For My Rocket to Come over 11 years ago. In 2003, I went to my very first Mraz concert and became completely hooked! His best music in my opinion are his live acoustic performances because that’s where his soothing music really shines. Just check out his album on the right for Jason Mraz Live & Acoustic, #15, Hey Love, one of his less known songs, is one of my all time faves.
I love that his songs just radiates positivity and whenever I need a spirit lift, his albums never fail to cheer me up and puts a happier outlook on life and love. Whenever times felt difficult or if I ever felt homesick while studying abroad, Life is Wonderful would remind me about the beauty of the world.
That happy moments in the world is built on the foundation of it’s opposite: “It takes some cold to know the sun, it takes the one to have the other.”
So imagine my reaction when I got an e-mail two years ago that Jason Mraz was coming to my work place, on Valentine’s Day no less! Tears started rolling in. Have you ever cried from happiness, because this is the first time I’ve experienced tears of happiness. Yes, 10 years of my super fan dreams finally came to reality – meeting the person who’s helped me through the hard times and always manages to help put me in a good mood. All my coworkers made fun of me for it but who cares, this was my chance to finally meet him!
So on Valentine’s Day a few years ago, I lined up hours and hours in advanced to be the first person in line to enter the recording area. For a public concert, this would usually mean at least 12 hours in advance. I came prepared with a Rooster for him to sign in case he didn’t stay afterwards for pictures.
The whole experience was a bit surreal because what happens when something you’ve tried to envision for years and years finally happen. Mraz and his crew rolled in and I just had to pinch myself, is this real life?? The best part of the whole thing is that my brother got to share the up-close and personal experience with me. Derek once drove me 3 hours to Lake Tahoe for his concert at MontBleu (where he then became a fan!). Honestly, the best!
The time flew by and it all feels like a blur now. However, luckily, there’s a video of his performance online. Oh, how I love the internet. Some comments on this video mentions that audience was full of ungrateful “mannequins” but I can assure you I was sitting so still because I was so in awe of the amazing performance. Definitely one of the most exciting moments of my life!