Macklemore is one is the hottest musical artists right now, and some WA students actually got to meet him last week! The songwriting combo of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are responsible for top hits such as “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us”and their current U.S. tour made a stop in Des Moines on October 30. So how did they actually get to meet Macklemore?
The short version is the result of pure determination and persistence. Ms. Geha, a WA teacher, reached out to Macklemore’s team through email and Facebook asking if he could speak at WA while in Iowa. Although he could not speak, he did offer some free tickets and back stage passes to some students. What?? Macklemore is a very socially conscience artist and chooses important topics to tackle through his music. After hearing about WA, he was excited to spend some time with the students. He is a recovering drug-addict who is proud of his sobriety and in an interview, expressed that music is his creative outlet and he wants to talk about issues that are important and have value to him.
Pictured are some students with Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis along with Ms. Geha who obtained the tickets.