There is not really one word that can explain last nights Riverdance performance. I was touching, phenonmenal, awe inspiring, flashy, impressive, sad, happy, chill, hype, brilliant, the list just goes on and on! It was definitely worth the money.
There were about 2 dozen of my cuzzin's and 'em in the house last night. For a minute I thought me and Pooka was going to be the only ones. It was one black chick that looked to be about my age with a ummmmm much lighter and much older man. Now sometimes genetics do weird things but my guess was that they were not related. In my mind I was like, she either is some kind of assistant that gets paid to get people out the house, or that was her sugar daddy exposing her to some different ish. I mean the gentleman had on a nice casual suit and she had on a jogging suit *crickets* What's that all about?
While I am thinking about outfits...just like the Lion King I saw people in everything from shorts and tee shirts to prom/formal wear! It was just insane! LOL I had on a dress shirt, some jeans that had 3 inch slits on the side, and my green fake me out gator boots with like a 2 inch or so heel that are very cute but are not made for walking. While walking towards the center a couple walking by us complimented me on my shoes, so you know I had to add a little extra swagger to my walk. If we were on a tv show, right after the compliment Mary J's "work that" would have came on and I would be walking to the beat like I was on the runway! This strut was killing my feet even more. Why the hell did I do that? ROFL!
The show started a touch late which sorta surprised me, but it was all good. The wardrobe, the dancing, the singing, the musicans, everything was on point! There was this one chick who sung the first solo that could saaaaaaaaaaaaaaang. She had one of those soprano voices that moves mf'ers. I was truely wow'ed and she almost got a tear out of me...almost! LOL After intermission and the first 2 dance segments were done, this thick black man came out by himself and took center stage. My eyes got wide and in my head I was like "I KNOW this dude is not about to break it down Riverdance style!" Fortunately he saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang. He was a remarkable tenor that gave you the same feeling the soprano soloist did. Remarkable! The other singers sounded great but those two that I mentioned were just wow!
There was one dancing segment that stood out that had the male lead dancer and about 9 other dudes. They did this routine that left me feeling like I just saw a step show! I mean a sista was HYPED! Them white boys betta get it! LOL!
My favorite dancing segment was one that started with a city backround. Two brothers came out tapping Gregory Hines style. They were showing out and having a good time when the lead Riverdance dancer and 2 of his boys walked on stage gestering like "what do they think they are doing?" so the Riverdancers started to break it down and the tap dancers stopped and gave them the same look and gestures. Then they had a back and forth where one group will do something then the other. After that they got silly and the brothers started dancing Riverdance in a mocking type way...so the Riverdancers started tapping in the same manner! Then the most amazing thing happened, as if you didn't guess, they did a routine together that was a mix of both and O>>>M>>>>G!!!!! It was that FIRE yah heard me? Much props to the person and/or people who choreographed that routine cuz it was beyond great!!! I never really realized how similar the two styles of dancing really were until I saw it together. When they were done me and Pooka had to stand up and clap! It was just that spectacular! The other dancing segments were done well, but the river and tap mix segment was by far the best of the best.
We definitely plan to return if they come back this way. It's way better live than on tv.
My overall grade for the performance was a A!
Next on the live performance list....Sesame Street!