|This is a set list courtesy of Brian - his review is yet to come. :-)
Intro/Changing Of The Guard
The Queen Is Back
I Feel Love
Dim All The Lights
Con Te Partiro
I’m a Fire
Sand On My Feet
On The Radio
Enough Is Enough (Duet with Mary)
Be Myself Again
Stamp Your Feet
Slide Over Backwards (as Hattie May)
Selah (Mary solo)
She Works Hard For The Money
Science of Love
Encore: Last Dance
And now the review:
Summer Stamps Her Feet At Wolf Trap
By: Brian Walmer from Elizabethtown, PA
Guess who's back? Guess who's back? The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, is back with a new album after 17 years and a summer tour to back it. The Stamp Your Feet 2008 Summer Tour made it's opening night debut at The Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA Saturday night to a packed house of fans. What better way to spend a warm 4th of July weekend then with the "Hot Stuff" artist who has only gotten better in her near 40 year career?
The tour, Summer's first major production show in years, combined a variety of elements including 5 video screens, a 10 piece band, 3 dancers and 7 costume changes that kept the show going through nearly 2 hours worth of music with a brief intermission.
The opening of the show was truly fit for a queen…Summer appeared at the top of the staircase on a rotating video screen as she performed "The Queen Is Back" while dressed in a stunning purple bedazzled gown and 3 dancers performed dressed as guards. Summer performed many of the songs off her critically acclaimed Top 20 album, "Crayons", for the first time including her 2 number one dance singles from the album, "I'm a Fire" & "Stamp Your Feet". She also performed quite a few of her hits to the excited crowd and when she asked them to get up and dance, everyone was on their feet singing and dancing for the queen.
A few lyric flubs on new tracks and microphone problems plagued the night, but other than that Summer proved that she is truly a force to be reckoned with. At 59, Summer is looking great for a grandmother and not slowing down. You can tell that she loves performing live for her enthusiastic fans and interacted with them throughout the evening.
One of the most touching moments was the performance of "Be Myself Again", which truly showcased the performer's songwriting talents. Another new track, "Slide Over Backwards", introduced the crowd to a character Summer created named Hattie Mae Blanche Dubois. Mary Bernhard Gaines, Donna's sister and one of her three background singers, performed a gospel song from her recently released album to fill time while Summer changed during the second half of the show. Gaines also performed a duet with her sister on "Enough Is Enough", a song Donna made famous with Barbara Streisand.
To round off the night, Ms. Summer performed the ultimate girl power song, "She Works Hard For The Money", along with mega-hits "Bad Girls" & "Hot Stuff" which had the crowd on it's feet. "Last Dance" was Donna's encore and had the crowd cheering and applauding throughout quite possibly the best song to come out of the Disco-Era.