I will dare to say that Minnesotans are the best! I first heard Zach Sobiech’s song Clouds last year during KS95 for Kids marathon and was instantly drawn to this song. I don’t know how a song of such sorrow can be so beautiful but it is. I quickly bought tickets to go see Zach at his benefit concert at the Varsity Theater here in Minneapolis and was mesmerized by his music, his stage presence, and his overall kindness and love for everyone.
Yesterday 5,000 people gathered at the Mall of America to sing Zach’s song Clouds and it was beautiful! After seeing the video KS95 created, my favorite part is his parents at the end. I cannot imagine how they are feeling with this outpouring of support from the Minneapolis community and hearing their son’s words and music sung by so many. Check out KS95’s video from the Mall of America of Zach Sobiech’s song Clouds.
Life was crazy busy this past week so this is a little later than I anticipated. Last Saturday I went to the Up, Up, Up! A Concert 4 Zach at the Varsity Theater with a group of friends. It was an all ages show showcasing Zach Sobiech and Vicci Martinez, with proceeds going to Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, so it was totally worth the time and money to go, but I really felt my age. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast and I’m very glad I went but, I discovered I really can’t stand for 5 hours in high heels and enjoy it. I had never been to the Varsity Theater and I didn’t know what to expect. I discovered that 99.9% of the space there is standing room only and the bathrooms are amazing! Ok, I know that sounds really weird but it’s probably the coolest bathroom I’ve ever seen and I wish I would have taken pictures. Yes, it was that cool. Go and check them out yourself. This concert drew a diverse crowd from infants to grandparents and everyone was enjoying the music. Sometimes benefits like this one create an atmosphere of guilt and turn into a downer of an evening but not this one. The music was turned up, everyone was engaged, and there wasn’t a down moment. The evening was a success and money was raised for a good cause.
I couldn’t resist gathering a group together when I ordered tickets this morning. It was a pleasant surprise when Sarah ordered tickets less than 15 minutes later. We had never talked about Zach Sobiech during all the happy hours we gather at. I was moved by Zach’s story and kept my eye out for his music. When I saw the concert info I clicked on it and immediately bought tickets hoping to make his dream come true. I am looking forward to his concert Saturday.