Heart’s Ann Wilson discussed leaving Seattle for Florida in a new interview with Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio.
“There’s a feeling of regionalism that’s really unrealistic. I know, because I spent most of my life living in Seattle, the ultimate ‘blue’ place, and then moved down here to Florida, which is maybe the ultimate ‘red’ place, through this region anyway. And there are good people here — really good people. Maybe they even voted for [Donald] Trump in the [last presidential] election, but that doesn’t make them bad people.
I think when we talk about dangerous folks, we’re talking about fringe elements that would actually rise up and not know what else to do except bash and shoot. And the same in Seattle — we saw a whole lot of trouble happen up there too.
“Coming from Seattle, I know that Seattle is in love with itself, and it exists in a bubble of ‘blueness.’ None of my friends can believe that I moved down here [to Florida]. I told them that we were moving here, and they just said to me, ‘You’re kidding, right? How long are you gonna stay?’ ‘I don’t know. We’re just moving.’ This is a good place. We’ve got a beautiful spot here on the river, and we love each other and we like the weather. We don’t move here for political reasons.”