Sara Bareilles is The Coolest Chick Ever

December 21, 2009
Room 5, Los Angeles

Sara Bareilles

Sara B: The Coolest Chick Ever

If you’ve never seen Sara Bareilles perform, then you’re missing out on more than just music.  You’re missing great comedy, authenticity, diversity balanced with consistency, and the coolest chick ever.  This is why I’m choosing to write about a show that took place last year – because it was that good.

I was backing up some of my video files earlier today and revisited the footage I shot of Bareilles’s secret show at Room 5 in December.  Her “Gravity” intro still makes me laugh, while her performance of the song continues to give me chills.  I was happy Bareilles’s Grammy-nominated and “fuck off record label” tune, “Love Song,” made it to the set list even though I’d heard it countless times before.   Her freshly penned song about the show Jersey Shore, written with a holiday twist, had everybody in the audience doubled over in laughter.

Bareilles’s guest appearance at Room 5’s weekly songwriters-in-the-round gathering was spontaneous, playful, and fun.  You almost forgot you were there to see music. . . and then Bareilles would sing.  When she sings, you’re quickly reminded why you’re there.  When the show is over you’ll start thinking about when you can see Bareilles next.

Why is Bareilles the coolest chick ever? She can write, she can sing, she will make you laugh, she’s genuine, she’s unique, she’s got attitude and style. . . But what makes Bareilles cool is that she’s all that AND one of the most loyal and kind people in the world.  She’s had a lot of success, has nearly 2 million followers on Twitter, and she stills shows up for her friends.  She continues to play shows at Hotel Cafe to raise money for charity, even though she can sell out The Wiltern.  She supports her friends, drops in on their shows, and plays for free.  Rather than cancel a previously scheduled performance in Los Angeles when she was given the opportunity to appear on a TV show in New York last year, she flew across the country immediately following the TV taping and played two shows back to back the same night.  You can support Sara Bareilles for her music; you can support her because she makes you laugh; or you can support her simply because she’s a good person who deserves all the success in the world.

Bareilles seeks the definition of “tie one on” and then teaches everybody the meaning of “Gravity”:

In honor of MTV’s Jersey Shore:

Last “Love Song” of the decade:

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Sara Bareilles is The Coolest Chick Ever

  1. Yes, she is fantastic!

    I did download her live MP3, but haven’t had a chance to listen yet.

    Thank you for your note. Perhaps I’ll see you at a show.

    • no problem! 🙂

      awwww. that’s very unlikely, since i’m here in the Philippines and i have no plans of going to LA soon :)) oh well. i really can’t wait for the day when Sara would come and visit this tropical country.

      btw, if you have time, please check out my live cover of Bottle It Up 🙂 i sang it in my 18th birthday last December 🙂

      thank you so much! looking forward to your next article 🙂

  2. i wholeheartedly agree with everything you said 🙂 great review! i can’t wait to meet Sara Bareilles one day.

    i always look forward to her monologues before she sings. she cracks me up :))

    if you haven’t yet, you should listen to the mp3 of her live concert from her website! it’s great to listen to 🙂

  3. LGHanna

    Awesome review!! I was there that night too & sitting right next to Violet along w/ my 13 yr old niece (that Sara tweeted about after the show)! I absolutely love love love Sara..not just for her amazing talent but for being a great person. She’s sooo down-to-earth…my niece is definitely inspired to be like Sara (My niece actually dedicated a song to her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z324-D1Ow4).

    Thank you again for this review. I will never forget that amazing night.

    I have videos of Sara on my channel too but yours is a lot clearer than mine but if you want to check it out: http://www.youtube.com/user/lgmamaoftwo

  4. Great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    I couldn’t agree more, she’s trully amazing. Her music is brilliant, and she’s hilarious =) !

    Thank you so much for the videos too, they’re great.

    Please feel free to visit my website & community, and to spread it :). Here are the links if you’re interested :

    http://sarabfans.com – Fansite
    http://community.sarabfans.com – Community

    Thanks again.

  5. Violet

    Great review. I was sitting in the front row that night, and really enjoyed the show. I have videos of songs from that night at my YouTube channel that are not here. Feel free to come by my channel [http://www.youtube.com/violetskyye] and enjoy them, and also see some performances by the awesome Jay Nash, who was there that night, too.

    Here are the links to Sara’s other songs:

    Winter Song:

    I Don’t Want To Be Alone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7iV9j3vhx8

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