Senator Tina Smith opted for a later bedtime Wednesday night to catch one of her favorite artists take the stage at The Anthem — and to sing her praises in person.
“I am tired, a little tired, but it was so much fun,” Smith told me Thursday morning, still beaming from the night before.
The 61-year-old Senator said she was “easily” older than the 20-somethings that filled the venue, but the age-gap (and a few spilled drinks from clumsy concert-goers) couldn’t keep her from feeling Good As Hell.
My Wednesday with @lizzo was better than yours.
Truth hurts. pic.twitter.com/qA4bDHUDcB
“She’s so irreverent and profane,” laughed Smith. “On the other hand, she has a message of love yourself, be good to yourself, don’t let other people tell you what you can and cannot do — it’s a great message.”
And a Lizzo concert isn’t the only setting where you’ll find Smith jamming out. She selected chart-topper “Good As Hell” as her walkout song at the 2018 DFL State Convention in Rochester.
The catchy ballad gets her “psyched up.”
Lizzo is originally from Detroit, but lived in Minneapolis for five years ahead of her launch into super-stardom, according to local publication City Pages. The hometown connection gives Smith room for bragging rights and, this week, their appreciation for the North Star State isn’t the only sentiment they share.
Smith this week expressed support for the House “beginning impeachment proceedings” after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal inquiry into Trump’s involvement with Ukraine.
The outspoken “Truth Hurts” singer also favored the decision, voicing cheeky support on Twitter, and at her New York City concert the same night, per her Instagram.
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 24, 2019
Despite performing in the midst of a tumultuous week in the epicenter of politics, Smith said Wednesday’s concert didn’t “feel political.”
She says Lizzo made some comments acknowledging “a lot going on in the world,” but she says it didn’t feel outside of the artist’s usual messaging about self-empowerment.