Elisapie at Bardot Hollywood on October 23, 2023
I had never heard of Elisapie when her publicist emailed me about covering her show. After reading his email and the press kit, I was intrigued and immediately looked her up on YouTube. It only took a few seconds into her cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters to get me a little bit obsessed. So beautiful. I had to tell all the important people in my life about her and bring her up every chance I could in the weeks leading up to her show.
The show was in Hollywood, which means.....yummy food everywhere. I decided on soup dumplings because we don't have anywhere near where I live where I can get fresh made in house soup dumplings. There's a place that serves them from frozen, but I can get frozen soup dumplings from Trader Joe's so what's the point? NONE! It's stupid! So, after I realized that I went in the wrong direction, I corrected my journey and found the spot. Soup dumplings a lamb skewers in my face! What I loved the most about this place is that in the time I was there, three different women came in to dine alone, just like me. That made me feel really good that this place attracts women and they feel safe in there. The food was excellent and I those skewers were beyond delicious.
I get to the venue and it is much smaller than I was expecting. The stage was just an inch or two off the ground and there were couches, and room for people to sit on the floor between the couches and the stage. Thankfully, the sound board was elevated up some stairs directly in front of the stage, only a few feet away, and they had no problem letting shoot next to them giving me an excellent vantage point.
There was another photographer there who shoots at this venue all the time. He was so nice and told me about all his favorite places to shoot from. He really couldn't have been any kinder and an absolute pleasure to shoot with,
The show was better than I could have hoped for. Even though Elisapie was fighting a cold, her voice was powerful and beautiful. You could see and feel her emotions in her voice. Her covers are so moving. Go buy her music now!
You can read my official show review here.
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