Friday, March 19, 2010

HEIGHTSTONIAN meets Will.I.Am

That's RIGHT! I met Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, just outside of Rich's, as I was leaving at 3a.m. this morning. Earlier yesterday evening, the B.E.P. played the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was just leaving after finishing an amazing super high energy set of his own music, some Calvin Harris, and other greats for 2.5 hours and had just jumped offstage to leave. A small crowd started forming there on San Jacinto as I too, exited the building. I was waiting for Anita to exit behind me as Will.I.Am turned in my direction just two feet away. Assuming eye-contact, though he was still wearing his sunglasses, I said "I'm Rachel," & extended my hand. Very politely composed, he didn't respond verbally, but extended his hand and shook mine with an almost shy look bearing a question he didn't ask. I think he thought I wanted an autograph. I would have taken one! Wil.I.Am was courteous, surprisingly approachable. I broke our silence as we looked at eachother while still shaking hands and just had the chance to say "thanks for playing in Houston... great show," before security surrounded him. I snapped a quick pic of him leaning against the building as he started texting. It was ultra cool to meet him!

I collected some video of Will.I.Am's super fun, high-energy show and edited these snippets overnight. Details he did share in during his set: He may move to Houston & he liked the radio show he heard from Rich's. If you're also as curious as I was about what he would play, how he mixes, or whom he'd bring, here you go, complete with surges of crowd surfing!! Bottom line: Wil.I.Am is a must see show if you ever get the chance. Enjoiah!