So… a funny story… this all happened before I arrived at the venue. On the way to the venue I had a “series of unfortunate events.” It was extremely hot, for one. I was using my phone’s navigator to help me locate the venue. I had the phone sitting on my lap while I was driving. I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden my phone fell off my lap and underneath the seat. I thought it wasn’t a big deal. I thought that I would be able to reach it and I had no such luck. Then I thought maybe I could hear the directions from under the seat and yeah, I couldn’t hear anything. I just figured I would try to get my phone during a red light. Every time I thought that the traffic light would be red it would hurry up and turn green. Finally, I had enough and pulled the car over. I got out of the car and began to arm wrestle with my seat in hopes that I could reach my phone. It seemed like every time I reached my phone I somehow pushed it further away. Once I got the phone, my skirt ripped. Luckily, the rip in my skirt was not noticeable, thank the heavens. Once I got in the car, I noticed that I had dirt all over my hands! It seems like no matter how prepared you think you are, something always goes wrong. I was hot, sweaty, pressed for time, and now I had dirty hands. I’m such a lucky girl though. I made it to the wedding on time, I freshened up, I sang Etta James' “At Last” and they enjoyed it, and I was able to help an old friend out on her special day. I was not able to stay long during the reception but while I was there, she had some other live entertainment. She had a group of dancers from the Katherine Dunham Program in East St. Louis. According to http://kdcah.org/katherine-dunham/: “Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures. Miss. Dunham was a true renaissance woman. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, activist, manager, movie star, producer, educator, wife, mother and so much more.” When I was a child I took theater and dance classes from the same company. It was nice seeing the dancers perform. And it is nice to know that program still exists. I enjoyed myself and I believe that weddings may be my next business venture. “Raye Cole the Wedding Singer” has a bit of a ring to it lol. Well, until next venture I am Raye Cole and this is The Life of an Indie Artist.