On contract for publicity services, I was lucky enough to live every moment of this jaw dropping event and here are my observations on music, the music business and how to entertain thousands.
- Ms Lauryn Hill - conduct, command and control
Everything METRIC did was choreographed to create an experience and boy did it work! From wardrobe to props to lighting, everything was perfect, and it shows. Control your image.
Dallas Green is clever, even his stage name you have to think about (icymi: his first name is a CITY, his last name is a COLOUR), so no surprise that his set was dominated by gorgeous songs delivered masterfully. (And it helps if the city you are in is featured in your songs.)
Nile Rodgers and CHIC invited the audience up on stage for a “Disco Dance Party” during their last song, Good Times. No more of a fitting tribute to Nile Rodgers musical legacy OR the show that night could be summed up better. Always show them a good time.
A long time ago in South Hampton NY, a friend reminded me that "Talent can, genius must." Thundercat must.
This band goes back generations and it shows. Pres Hall scared the rain away and was the perfect ending act to an incredible week of music.
While on stage during the CHIC Disco Dance Party, my camera flipped from regular video to slo-mo while I was panning the crowd. At first, I was bummed, I mean, how do you re-create that moment? (Um, you don't), but then, I watched again, and it was glorious. Enjoy the Good Times.