Friday, June 11, 2010

Diana Ross-More Today Than Yesterday Concert At Nokia In Los Angeles

She's still got it.

Wednesday, June 9th: It started with fine dining at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in Los Angeles. Just us girls. My daughter, two sisters and two friends. I had to-die-for Butterfish in Spicy Soy Mustard Butter Sauce. After dinner we split three melt-in-your-mouth Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle for dessert. The food alone is a night to remember. Ahh but alas...there's more. At 7:15 pm we were shuttled via limousine, compliments of Roy's, to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for a dynamic evening with the Diana Ross More Today Than Yesterday concert.

Okay. So. Some might say, "she isn't my cup o' tea." But I say...don't knock it til you try it. The concert hall was no doubt filled with a majority of gray haired, bald and overweight fans and by the way, many were dressed to the nine. It was good to see too, about a handful of youngins' that included my daughter.
Diana Ross' performance was exhilarating and upbeat. It was complete with five costume changes with out-of-this-world Bob Mackie gowns that shimmered and glittered. Her voice range remains flawless with hits like "Come See About Me", "Reflections" and "Stop In The Name Of Love." Just as it was in her days with the Supremes. She was very involved with the audience, at one point calling one of those youngins' to come up on stage, as he hip-hopped around her. It was a nonstop party of hit after hit as we were unglued from our seats. She also gave a tribute to Michael Jackson for his children who were hidden somewhere in the audience with such tunes as "Missing You" and "You Are Not Alone." Even that got me a little teary eyed. Also blended somewhere in the audience was Motown Records founder Barry Gordy.

At 66, Diana Ross still proves to be a star. Her voice is strong and she looks at least a decade younger than she is. It was one classy evening and a great trip down memory lane.

~Also: ET interview with Diana Ross~


Barbara said...

Wow, sounds like you had a great time! I'M JEALOUS!!! JK, I would love to go of course. I prefer her newer stuff to the supreme days, I remember that song "Missing You"....good song. Anyway glad you had fun!

Punkys Dilemma said...

Thanks Barbara! It was a blast!!!

MMC said...

But you didn't even invite me along for supper? In case you hadn't noticed it, I do love to eat. :D
Sounds like a great evening. Good for you!