Susan Werner Praises SF Throughout her Show
There are really not too many people in the world who will say that they are in love with the city in which they live. But those who do know that feeling are lucky because they are almost always accompanied by that heady feeling of falling in love whenever they get a chance to be out and about in their daily worlds. I have that feeling about San Francisco. And because I have it, I am always appreciative of other people who have it, whether or not their feeling is for this city that I adore.
As mentioned here previously, I recently got the opportunity to attend a concert by Susan Werner at the Brava Theatre Center for Women in the Arts. Susan is from Chicago and she is clearly in love with her city, as evidenced by her as-yet-unrecorded song, “Chicago Anyday” which she performed with jazzy gusto at her recent concert. Despite her affection for her own city, Susan made no secret of the fact that she’s a fan of San Francisco. She even drew comparisons from the Chicago-centric song to application for San Francisco.
Additionall, she mentioned the highlights of SF that locals love but sometimes forget about. The thing about Susan’s live performance which really enhances her already-impressive singing is that she truly interacts with her audience and makes them feel as though she’s there just for them. As such, she shared details about her trek through Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers and the view of the Golden Gate Bridge which she experienced over the Bay. She adapted the lyrics of “Chicago Anyday” to mention Bay Area cities which the audience joined in on, playfully adding to her rhymes.
Susan even remembered and shared the comments of a fan from her last Bay Area show (2006 at Freight and Salvage in the East Bay) who turned up in the Brava Theater audience. This kind of intimate recollection of her fans makes Susan stand out as a touching performer, giving more weight to the words behind her songs. And as a fellow lady-in-love-with-her-home, Susan’s support of San Francisco gives credence to the appreciation one can have for the loves of others.