What was your favorite music-related memory or experience of 2014?
There have been so many! One of them for sure was sitting at the Brite Spot after the MTV VMAs and getting a text from Sia telling me congrats. They announced Best Choreography via Twitter (glamorous) and she’s how I found out.
What were some of the favorite shows or performances you went to?
Seeing FKA twigs at the Regent recently solidified my appreciation for her. Blood Orange at Coachella was incredible, and performing there [during the first week] with Arcade Fire was epic.
You were on stage with them?
We performed on this 10×10 raised platform in the middle of the audience in daisy dukes, flannels and heels for “We Exist.” You can see it on the back screen in the video.
I’ve seen the video, but wasn’t there, so I thought that was pre-filmed footage from the video shoot.
No. It was live! And so thrilling. It felt so important.
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