My mom had died and I'd just returned from Florida after the funeral. My good friend, Kevin Scott Hall, a cabaret critic and performer, knew I loved Sarah both for her solo work and as part of the glam-rock group Labelle, along with Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx.
At the time, I didn't feel I was ready to go to a show as I was in mourning, but my friend insisted. And so, I went.
Sarah didn't disappoint. During her performance, she talked about the death of her own mom.
At the meet and great after the show, I told Sarah about the death of my mom and how touched I was hearing about hers. We both broke into tears and hugged. The club's handlers had to break us up so the line of greeters could move along.
Sarah is a woman of true heart and soul. Warm, caring, sensitive.
Prior to that epic afternoon, I had met Patti afternoon, I saw Ms Dash at a tribute to the recently deceased Lesley Gore. I got to meet her once more after her performance, also at 54, where I first met Denise Spann-Morgan and The "Marvelous" Marvelettes. Sarah remembered me from our Laurie Beechman moment.
It was my privilege and pleasure to briefly get to know Sarah in my lifetime, a beautiful woman inside and out.