Main | Friday, August 28, 2009

Could It Be Magic? Yes, Yes It Could.

Last night DC blogger Jimbo, Dr. Jeff and I made the 90-minute haul out to Coney Island to watch Donna Summer's free concert at Seaside Park. And holy crap, what an enormous crowd. Easily the largest outdoor show I've ever been to. We couldn't get within a half-mile of the stage and watched much of the show from a sidewalk outside the seating area. Donna, as always, was in superb voice with just as much power and clarity as when she first hit the charts 34 years ago. The set list was almost identical to the one of her Jones Beach 2008 show, with the noted exception of the substitution of her 1975 Barry Manilow cover, Could It Be Magic, for her 1999 smash, Con Te Partiro. I stood there covered in goosebumps, having never heard Could It Be Magic live. The clips below are from YouTube member DJDavis254. Until last year, I hadn't seen Donna Summer in concert since 1979, now I've seen her three times in 14 months. Go me.

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