Time To Celebrate Music Reigning Diva!
My wife Alex and I had the chance to see the legendary Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl, and she was amazing! Here is a look at the concert, her song list, some videos and oh yes, those outfits!
We arrived two hours before the show started, so we could settle in, have a nice meal and wine in our box, and then prepare for Diana Ross. I’m not aware of her performing that often in public, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Was she uncomfortable on stage? Is her voice up to par?
The lights dimmed, and Ms. Ross took the stage – and I immediately knew she had no stage fright – and that she was going to wow us with her outfits!
Thanks to UPI for this terrific shot on her onstage – she wowed the crowd with a variety of outfits – AND with an incredible body of work!
“Swinging Into Action!”
Ross cemented her reputation as a consummate performer – and legendary Diva – when she came on stage by way of a swing! That’s right, she entered the Bowl from above the band!
“We’re going to play a lot of your favorites tonight!”
After being deposited on stage, Ross told the crowd that we were in for a treat: all of her great single hits PLUS the best songs from The Supremes!
Here is Ross performing “Stop! In The Name Of Love” –
Ross performed some of The Supremes’ greatest hits, including “Love Child”, “Stop! In The Name Of Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – and her voice was strong, upbeat and playful – she was having a ball onstage, perhaps no more so than when she called up a friend from the audience:
Usher And Diana Ross Go “Upside Down!”
One of the shows highlights occurred during the performance of “Upside Down”, as Ross called her friend Usher up on stage to sing with her!
Here is a clip of that performance:
The entire night was a joyful loveliest, and Ross soaked it all up and more…her voice was dynamic, her mood was playful and upbeat, and as I said, she wowed us with multiple costume changes – as any great Diva would do!
The sold out crowd at The Hollywood Bowl was enthralled by the evening…such a great venue for performers…here is Ross performing “Love Hangover”:
Ross is one of the great singers of all time, and a great stage performer as well – her voice was strong, her energy level high – and it was terrific to see her live…
“Songs In The Key Of Stevie!”
I was also lucky enough to see the brilliant Stevie Wonder live, performing his entire “Songs In The Key Of Life” albums for us:
As you can hear on this clip from the concert, his voice was also flawless…see my entire review here:
And back at The Bowl, I had the chance to see the 50th anniversary of The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl:
That live performance of “All You Need Is Love” ended this special evening – with some very interesting musical choices…read my review here:
Let me know what your favorite Diana Ross outfit was!
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