Sara Bareilles Is More Than Just That “Love Song”

Sara Bareilles
Schubas – Chicago, IL
March 2, 2009

Sara Bareilles Schuba's Chicago 8

Oh Sara Bareilles, how I love thee. Seriously though, how can anyone NOT love this girl?! She is the coolest chick ever. And super funny. Like so funny she could be on Saturday Night Live. If you have not seen Sara Bareilles live in concert before, you will probably doubt what I’m saying. Make sure you check out her show when she comes to your city and see for yourself. I guarantee you will laugh out load AT LEAST once, if not twenty times during her set. Sara just played two SOLD OUT shows in a row at tiny Chicago venue Schuba’s – a ten minute walk from my apartment (super convenient!). I only got a ticket for the first show, but she more than made up for the fact that I couldn’t see her the next night as well. During the Monday night set, Sara played the following covers in addition to her own songs:

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

I Want You to Want Me – Cheap Trick

Umbrella – Rihanna

Let me tell you, Sara’s acoustic full band cover of “Umbrella” was the best cover version of that song I have EVER heard. And believe me, I have heard A LOT of “Umbrella” covers. Luckily for you and me, this show was being recorded for a future release. So if we’re lucky, that “Umbrella” cover will be released on iTunes sometime in the near future for us to all buy up. I want it on my iPod stat. The thing I love about Sara Bareilles is her story-telling in between every single song of her set. During the show, she told us about her first trip to the Grammy Awards, where she was seated in the 7th row and was the only one standing up during U2’s opening performance. Then we heard about how she lost the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Award to Adele, who was sitting across the aisle from her. Adele won for “Chasing Pavements” while Sara was nominated for “Love Song.” Sara informed us that Adele actually took her shoes off before walking up on stage to accept her award because her feet hurt. We heard about how Sara’s date to the GRAMMYs was her mom, and how Busta Rhymes was seated next to her mom, who had no idea who he was. Snoop Dogg was seated in front of them. We also heard Sara Bareilles admit that (and this is a direct quote) “Ingrid Michaelson is a sassy bitch from Staten Island and I fucking love her.” I could go on and on about Ms. Sara Bareilles and how I fucking love her, but I’ll stop and let you check out the photos from her first of two sold out nights in Chicago…

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  1. Jamie says:

    She’s so pretty! I love the cover songs as well!

  2. Clement says:

    Thanks for the review ! She’s amazing !!!

  3. Bobby D says:

    Sara is soooooo gorgeous!

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