"Ran" Waite Wing
In Concert: Gina Young
In Concert: Gina
She started with a song, in which the chorus says "everyone loves a winner and you are." The composition actually doesn't have a title yet, but it was the perfect choice to start with. The students listened intently to the lyrics and they really appreciated her message. She also played other original tunes like "So-Called Str8 Grrl," "Skyline," "Prom Queen," "The Obligatory Lesbian Folk Song," and "My Generation."
At one point
she looked at the audience and said, "I have a bad cold, but I feel like I
should apologize." No apologies
were necessary--she still sounded great to me.
She praised the students for the work that the Acceptance Coalition does.
"I think that you're amazing, just the way you are.
If you're OUT in high school, then you're very brave."
She told the students about her experience in
She definitely related to this group, she made them laugh, sing along on "Prom Queen," and even think. She may not be much older than this audience, but she honestly cared for all of them. At the end of her set, she called out, "thank you guys so much." She's a gracious person, she posed for pictures with students, talked to them and made them feel special. I can see why they keep asking her back. We all enjoyed her show a lot. You can find this vivacious entertainer online at www.ginayoung.com.
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