Last week, after a tiring 5 days in Istanbul, I was back in the city and was in need of some fun. My friend had mentioned an Earth, Wind & Fire concert that was coming up a few weeks back but I was too lazy to get any tickets. (They are actually one of my favorite bands with their soulful disco vibe and crazy energy.) Anyways when I got back, I remembered that the concert was in a few days, and asked my friend if she could find any tickets. The concert was actually that night and with some crazy luck we found 2 fairly priced tickets among tickets worth a new iPhone 5s.
Listening to DJ’s and electronic music acts for some time now, I hadn’t been to a live concert in a while. Which meant I was pretty excited.
After leaving my stuff back home in Brooklyn, I rushed to the Upper West Side to the famous Beacon Theater. Barely making it on time, we entered the overwhelming theater and took our seats right behind the sound and lights engineers controlling the whole show. Also we could see the tracklist that was going to be sung. (This seems like the perfect place to insert a picture I took, looking back I should have taken one ).
Anyways soon the lights were dimmed and the show kicked off with a crazy intro into their hit “Boogie Wonderland” in which they introduced the remaining original members of the band. Verdine White, the original bassist and brother of the founder, Maurice White, lead the way with a groovy bass solo. The guy had to be at least 60 and he was jumping around like a 20 year old rockstar! He was followed by vocalist Philip Bailey, who is also an original member.
Their energy was outstanding. They have been performing for over 40 years and still haven’t lost their magic. The only let down for me was that Maurice White’s gap could not be filled, and the amazing notes he hit with his voice could not be met by any other vocalist. But the show itself made up for that part though, with a mind blowing lights show that surrounded the theater. (This, I did take a picture for)
They performed most of their hits, like “Fantasy”, “September”, “Let’s Groove” and a couple of new numbers in a total of 2 hour funky hours, which was for me, a great night!
you can listen to one of their biggest hits here: