Michael Franti Soulshine Tour
For my mom’s birthday yesterday I had found the perfect event to take her and the whole family to. My mother (as well as my entire family) are huge Michael Franti fans. Jamie & I had our first dance at our wedding to a one of his songs. His music is always on at my house, he is the only artist we all truly love equally. So when I found out he was playing ON my mom’s birthday in NYC WITH a yoga class first, it was a no-brainer.
My mom, aunt and I went into Pier 97 in Manhattan during the day for the yoga class. Michael Franti played acoustically for an hour while the instructors led the class. It was really fun, although hot as all hell. Literally, drenched head to toe in sweat. There was no avoiding the sun on that concrete pier.
The best part was after yoga, Michael Franti came out and mingled with everyone. My mom beelined up to him and said “it is my birthday and you are my present!!” I was really happy she finally got her photos with him and a birthday hug.
After yoga was a concert on the pier. The rest of my family & some of our friends met us there. Despite having to change behind our car in the parking garage and trying to put ourselves together by sneaking into bar bathrooms, the whole day was so much fun. There were food trucks and beer vendors along the pier & the weather was so perfect once the sun started going down.
Such an amazing event, He is still on tour the rest of the summer, I would highly recommend checking it out!