Last night, my dear friend Karen gave me the most wonderful gift. She took
me as her date to see our shared boyfriend, Michael Buble in concert.
Now, ever since I spent an afternoon and evening with him doing an Oprah
Show for “Oprah’s Block Party” several years ago,
http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Oprahs-Block-Party_1/4#slide, I have been
He is the polish of Cary Grant meets 2010. I have met alot of fabulous
people in my life, but he takes the blue ribbon big time for charming,
debonair, polished, charismatic, hysterically funny…just to name a few.
He had to hide in the upstairs bathroom of the home we threw the surprise
party in, and I cleverly devised a plan to be hostess with the mostess,
making sure was well cocktailed, fed and tended to by yours truly. Not a
bad gig, eh?
Anyway, back to blogging on last night.
The stage, production, Michael himself, songlist, vocals, lighting, 13 piece
orchestra, theatrical humor, constant clever imitations, friendly chats with
13,000 fans, chummy banter, clever wit, and more was a complete feast for
the eyes, ears, and heart. It was perfection, and I wanted to share some
bits with you all as inspiration for your next party playlist – or in the
case of Adrienne and Scott’s Block Party on Oprah – a live performance.
First off, his opening number was pure Broadway – which I love and adore –
this doesn’t share the spectacular fireworks display on the last beat, but
the first minute with the shadowy rear projection was pure drama. Combined
with the pulsating drum the entire audience was silent.
Now, I am a huge Michael Jackson fan. I wouldn’t have guessed that a pretty
Canadian boy could ever, in my wildest dreams, sound and dance just like The
King himself. It was dumbfounding. You have to see this to believe it (and
it’s not a great video I am sorry – why oh why didn’t I bring mine. Never
leave home without it again, that’s for sure). I am also a huge Ferris
Beuller fan, being a Chicago girl and all, so this was icing on the cake.
This is another view, featuring the beyond fabulous Gene Kelly like dancing
inspired elongated video screens – which are surely making an appearance at
my next music theater event – they were so much fun to watch.
And because he is so darling rockin’ and swivelin’ those hips and pencil cut
suit legs – here is his Elvis
Last, I can’t end without expressing my total SHOCK and amazement with his
opening act, Naturally 7. How have I never heard of them before? They were
so much fun to watch and wonder about – I think they were as big a hit as
When you hear them, it isn’t even possible to believe they are fully vocal –
there are NO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. The drum beat was the one that had me in
total disbelief. They are so fantastic – I must plan an entire event around