|Tuesday May 17, 2005: Now It's Time To Say Goodbye To Seattle...
| I had an absolutely wonderful time in the Seattle area. The people here are really nice. The
Seattle atmosphere, coming from a native Californian's perspective, is very relaxed and easy going.
Being in Seattle reminded me of San Francisco because there are tons of steep hills to drive
up and down on. Seattle's weather also reminded me of being in the Bay Area because of the
cloudy skies and mild weather. From what I noticed, at the time Seattle's
weather was pretty much the same as the Bay Area's weather except
for the fact it rains a lot in Washington. The rain that I experienced was not
that bad (but I was only here for four days).
As I drove along the various stops I made while staying in
Washington, I realized that the air seemed fresh and clean, and that
everywhere I turned it was green (thanks to all the rain). I definitely want
to come back to Washington and stay for a longer time.
I was sad I had to head back home, back to reality...but I kept
reminding myself I was going to see Lenny in concert again the next day.
So on May 18, 2005 I went to Lenny's concert at the Bill Graham Civic
Auditorium, and once again I got front row (I stood in the same area I did in Seattle), I put my ear
plugs in my ears, I wore a Jimi Hendrix tee shirt with some jeans, I brought my umbrella and
sweatshirt (with a hood on it) because it was raining. But most importantly, I wore my blue flip-flops
because my feet were not interested in any other type of shoe (it was either flip-flops or go
barefooted). My feet could care less that it was cold and rainy outside because all they wanted was
I was not trying to be cute for this concert, I was going for comfort. So I my feet were taped
and bandaged, and I proudly wore my blue flip-flops.
When Lenny came out I was prepared because I had my earplugs in. The concert once again
was great, and once again Lenny grabbed my hand, and this time I talked to Lenny's guitarist,
Craig Ross, and I was also able to get his autograph on a Lenny Kravitz CD I designed and created.
I had an absolutely fabulous five days (May 14-May 18), five days that I hope to never forget.
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading about my trip because I certainly loved telling my story. I
hope to take more trips soon so I can continue to post new content on my website. So maybe I'll get
my wish; well I did go to the East Cost (Pennsylvania, New Jersey (Atlantic City), Virginia,
Washington D.C., Delaware, and New York) in late July and Reno and Las Vegas in September. It
may be a while before I post new content because I'm currently out of ideas as for what to do with
this site. We'll see what the future holds for this site, but none the less, thank you for supporting my
For shalondra.com, I'm Shalondra Brown (I know I'm "special")
If you click on the Seattle Contents button, you will find a section named "All About Jimi Hendrix"
and "All About Lenny Kravitz." In these sections I give more career background on Jimi Hendrix and
Lenny Kravitz. I even created a music play list for you to hear their music. In the section after "All
About Jimi Hendrix" and "All About Lenny Kravitz," you will find a section named "All About Joan
Laqui." Here is where I have created a fan page for my friend Joan Laqui, an up and coming music
artist you should know about. I have featured her music and information about her in the "Joan
Laqui" section. Following "All About Joan Laqui," you will come across my "Works Consulted"
section. Here is where you will find more information about the places I visited in Seattle and
Renton, Washington. Oh yes, and don't forget to visit my "Bonus Section," "All About Shalondra,"
and "New News" sections located on the main contents page to see the new pictures, videos, and
other content I have added. And if you can, also go back and revisit my "Shalondra Travels:
Shalondra's Good-Bye Tour" section to see if you missed something within it or just to see how I
have "digitally enhanced" some sections within it.