Best Friend + Bruce = Beautiful

IMG_1888Last Saturday night I went to see Bruce Springsteen. A close friend of mine has a brother in the band and he got me tickets (LA kind of runs like that). It was extraordinary. Really. 

We had amazing seats – the sort of seats that have you looking this way and that, because you’re sitting among the elite of Hollywood (those famous enough, rich enough,  or well-connected enough to get really good seats.) I don’t think of myself as being any of those. I just have a really close friend who has a brother…wait…I guess that is kind of a connection thing.

I have seen Bruce Springsteen before, but it’s been awhile. I hesitate to say it, but it was kind of a spiritual experience for me. As absolutely corny as it sounds, I was in a blissed out state for 3 hours and 46 minutes – the length of time Bruce and the band played, nonstop, at an energy level so high that I never sat down.

IMG_23091I went with my best friend, Lillah (Consulting Producer on The Hollywood Beauty Detective, FYI). We had so much fun. I was smiling the entire night. I was smiling so much that my face hurt. If I wasn’t singing, screaming, dancing, or jumping up and down, I was looking around at all the other people in the venue who were as blissed out as I was – and singing, screaming, smiling, dancing, and jumping up and down.

My focus on my website and my show is about beauty – finding beauty in things outside of the narrow definition we have been presented with. Well, last Saturday night, I was able to see beauty in watching a band perform who are so tight and so committed, it took my breath away. I was able to see the beauty in a performer, Bruce Springsteen, who relates more to “everyman” than to the elite of Hollywood (or to the elite of anywhere else for that matter). I was able to see the true joy and beauty of being with my best friend at an event where we laughed so hard we almost cried. And I was able to laugh at myself for getting “glammed” out in a “rockstar” outfit and heels – the outfit ended up being drenched in sweat from all my dancing and the heels were replaced early on by the flip flops I brought with me. IMG_1914

I know I’m gushing, but it was a brilliant and beautiful evening. There was something about seeing Bruce that made me happy to be alive. I filmed parts of it for you. It’s up on the Episodes Page.

Take a minute today and listen to a song and sing along to it really loud. Or call your best friend. Find the beauty that’s in the moment.

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Holly Fulger

Actress, Writer and Beauty Spokesperson, Holly Fulger is on a personal mission to help women understand that beauty is more than just skin deep. Working as an actress on such shows as ELLEN, thirtysomething, ANYTHING BUT LOVE and the trilogy of films for The Disney Channel, ZENON, GIRL OF THE 21st CENTURY, Holly has experienced the good, the bad and the misguided aspects of beauty in our Hollywood and Madison Avenue driven culture.
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