Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stevie Wonder Concert Clip

I drove from NYC and paid almost 3 times face for a pair of tickets to see Stevie Wonder perform on a chilly evening on the Baltimore harbor.

I'd easily place this in the top 5 concerts I've ever seen. It was more than nostalgia, it was simply a great concert -- no gimmicks, not fancy footwork or pyrotechnics -- just great music and lyrics.

Stevie performed for 2.5 hours and played nothing but hits. He could have continued all night and and the crowd would have loved it.

My only complaint would be the lack of a horn section. The missing brass was most noticeable on Superstition. Other than that I have no complaints.

Stevie's 70's classic still resonate today. He augmented the lyrics of some of his older classics to speak directly to some of today's issues. He was political without being preachy.

Stevie said he would also be back in Baltimore to give a free concert, which would be tremendous. Stevie Wonder is a prime example of what is missing from popular music today.



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