The weekend was full of icons at Stir Cove! We all braved the heat as we headed down to the river Friday night for some Earth Wind and Fire. Once again, we had no opening act, but in a sense it was a blessing to not have to be outside any longer than we wanted to be. The band came out blazing! I’m not sure they were aware of the weather given their choice in costumes, but they didn’t let it stop them! Thank goodness the sun went down shortly after their set began. There was a slight breeze which made a little more bearable. The crowd showed up nonetheless! I’m sure we may have seen a little more dancing had the temp not been so high. The guys on stage sure had some choreography for us though! Everyone had their moves down pat and they just looked like they were having so much fun! A lot of times these days, the music you see live is half electronic. It was so refreshing to see actual instruments being played and all different kinds to boot! We certainly stayed hydrated and it seems as though the warmer it gets, the shorter the beverage lines are. It’s so great that Stir opens up free water refills on nights like these. It was a great time, but we made sure not to spend all our energy as we geared up for Saturday!
Saturday night brought the one and only Miss Diana Ross. What a beauty! She came out in this gorgeous gold sparkly princess dress. The kind you see on any 74 year old! And this was the dance party I thought we’d have seen the night before. We had a bit of a cold front come in and it felt good. Walking into the cove, there was not a still body in sight. Everyone was smiling, singing, and moving. As Diana put it, the body wants to move. Truer words have never been spoken. The audience was packed with folks in their 50’s and 60’s, some maybe even older. What was great was seeing the younger people speckled in there enjoying the music just as much as the older, original fans. She even invited a couple lucky guests on stage to dance with her. The wardrobe changes were fantastic. This woman is the epitome of a Diva. She’s still got the pipes, the attitude, and the essence. Such a privilege to have seen her!
Stir Cove is knocking it out of the park this year! We’ll keep the party going next weekend with another SOLD OUT show, Bush and Live! Can’t wait! Thanks to Stir Cove, staff, and security for your continued efforts even through this heat wave! Cheers!