Saturday, April 20, 2013

Barry Manilow Concert Review

Barry Manilow, not typically a concert I would attend, but the man is a legend, and tickets were cheap. Not to mention, he sings a song named "Mandy." (Even tho there is a spelling difference it still counts!) I went to the concert Friday night. I'm not a professional concert reviewer so here is my general review! *Note, I did not take my camera to the concert because of the heightened security measures.*

When you get glow sticks at the beginning of a concert, you know you're in for a good time! Barry Manilow put on a great show. It was a time travel through his first album all the way up to the classics you know best: "Copacabana", "I Write the Songs", and "Mandy." The feel of this show was a Broadway stage production.  He sounds great. One thing to mention, he is a really, really great piano player. He had a band, and two backup singers. He had 3 suit coat changes. He spoke of his philanthropic foundation where he asks his "Fanilows" to donate gently used instruments, and they will be donated to school districts who are thinking of cutting the music program. It's called the Manilow Music Project. At the end, air cannons burst streamers in the air among the glow stick waving fans!
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Overall, it was a great concert. It wasn't sold out by no means, but I quite enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. The glow sticks and streamers were a nice touch. Even tho I didn't know many of the songs, I could still appreciate the music and how popular songs were back in the day. I would recommend going to see Barry Manilow in concert if he is in your area. You can find that information here!
Have you seen Barry Manilow in concert? If so, what did you think of him? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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