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Yes. “Thrift Shop” rapper Macklemore. You did read that correctly. Now, you might be wondering why we as wedding planners would be talking about a rapper who loves wearing his granddad’s clothes. Well perky planners, eco-evangelistas, and vivacious vendors I will tell you.
I discovered Macklemore of course when the now very popular song “Thrift Shop” came out. I initially absolutely loathed the song… then I listened to the lyrics and the melody became addictive. I was hooked! I decided to look up more of his songs and discovered he was a struggling artist for MANY years before “Thrift Shop” became a hit-sensation. Like many local businesses, Macklemore had a difficult time connecting to a very large audience because unlike major corporation drones, he had a voice and something meaningful to produce and that wasn’t popular to a large audience, until he did something with a true message AND a catchy beat. Two birds with one stone at it’s best. He attracted those who do not really care about the actual message of the song and those who listen to the deeper message.
But, the real reason I’m talking about Macklemore is because of his song “Same Love“. Macklemore addresses the topic of gay marriage and how ridiculous it is that we are living in a society where “some would rather die than be who they are”. What powerful words right?! Powerful and true. People cannot change who they are and we as a society need to accept that and embrace everyone equally because after all if we
“Strip away the fear, underneath it’s all the same love”
Being madly in love is the same no matter who you are and whether society as a whole accepts it or not.
“Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After…” should be available to everyone, regardless of societies opinions, but until then, we simply wish everyone “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After…”