I attended the Donna Summer concert with a friend and my dog.
Here is my report for the site.
It was a hot steamy day in CT and I got out of work and headed for the concert. My seats were off to the right of the stage where there was extra room for my dog and my guest. Donna looked great wearing great outfits and she was in a good mood. She spent time to talk with the audience and there were several points in the show where the audience would just scream and yell for several moments. It was like the momentum in the crowd just kept building up and you could tell that people were excited to be there with Donna.
Donna spoke about the "Diva" and the other me. The other me being the Donna that the public doesn't know and the "Diva" being the one we always see. She said that it was hard to get the "Diva" ready but with help from make up etc, the "Diva" was in rare form!.
She spoke about having to come home when her father was very sick, she did the twins routine and she talked about being married for 25 years.
I thought the pace of the show was great, just enough time for her interaction with the audience etc.
The song list was as follows:
She works hard for the money
Once Upon a time/I love you
Could it be Magic
A little help
On the radio
Dim all the lights
Try Me, I feel love, Love to Love you
Bad girls/Hot stuff
It was very interesting to note that she only did one verse of She works hard for the money. I couldn't tell if this was a band error or if it was intentional. Her voice was incredible, especially when she sang Pearl and Smile. I also enjoyed hearing Cold love live again and Once Upon a time and I love you.
I forgot to mention Bruce's song, but my guest felt as though that song was not needed in the show and he didn't enjoy it much.
I was surprised at how wonderful my dog was during the performances. The crowd was so loud at some points that I thought the dog would get upset, but she slept during the entire concert.
When Donna sings the Try Me medley, it seems as though her voice doesn't project well. They should work on her mic during that part of the show. Just my own suggestion. I loved the show and always feel like seeing Donna Summer live is a wonderful gift.
- Steve in CT
*Editors note: Before you think Steve is some kind of nut for bringing a dog to a concert, his dog is an assistance animal, so she was on the job. Lucky dog! I wish I had a job that took me to free concerts..... ;-)