I was fortunate enough to attend UsTheDuo's first ever NYC concert last night. If you haven't heard of UsTheDuo, they are a singing married couple that first started posting videos on Youtube, then Vine, and from there were featured on GMA and was recently signed by Republic records. I first heard of UsTheDuo when the married couple were still single. I first found Carrissa Rae featured in cover videos by other Youtube artists such as AJ Rafael. From there, I've been following her and her now husband Michael through their romantic love journey and musical career.
Watching them last night truly humbled me. At first, I was in some kind of daze that after all these years of only seeing their faces on social media and Youtube videos that they were finally right in front of me! But then as the show went on, you could truly see how genuine and how kindhearted this couple was. They were interactive with the audience, they were charismatic and humorous, and they looked like they were incredibly happy to be there. Which made me, incredibly happy to see them too. It was a small, intimate setting so I was able to see the couple up pretty close. Luckily, I was able to catch them after their show for a mini Meet and Greet and that was when I was just in awe with how nice they were. Talking to them they had their full attention on you and they truly wanted to hear everything you had to say. It was a little intimidating because of how receptive they are. I'm not sure what I expected them to be like personality wise, but they're better than anything that I could have imagined them to be.
UsTheDuo are about to embark their FIRST ever North American Tour very soon after just releasing their second album recently. I wish them all the best and I hope they get everything they ever want because they truly deserve it. Carissa Rae and Michael Alvarado were super inspiring as a couple, as individuals, and as professionals and I was so glad to have met them.
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