Day One of “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” tour did not disappoint. Nothing appeared to stop the loyal following that the Queen of Daytime TV garners. Men, women, the young, the seasoned and people of all cultures walked around O Town seemingly uneffected by the persistent rain. Some fans even took their shoes off and let the mud fill in between their toes. O Town was packed with all things Oprah and her coveted Oprah favorites.
For the opening night, Oprah took the stage alone to share her story. The applause that greeted her was electric and intoxicatingly sincere as the audience’s wristbands glowed in the dark the American Arena appeared to be overflowing with love. She shared her unexpected origins and discussed how despite most people not expecting much from her, she never felt as if she was anything less than equal to her white counterparts.
“I walked into class as the only Black girl,” she shared with audience. “I never experienced segregation.”
The night concluded as being the perfect introduction for day two. “You are here to find out why you are here. And I will be with you sitting next to you to help you figure it out,” she promised the audience.
Stay tuned for our post on our favorite quotes and lessons from the weekend.