Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Concert to Remember


Earlier this month, we headed out with friends to a concert in London.


Gathering at the foot of the London Eye,


we were able to board the Thames Clipper to take us upstream


under the Tower of London,


to the O2 concert arena,


where we were able to see the amazing Barbra Streisand in concert!



Grabbing an early dinner at Chiquito, where they serve Mexican food--London style,


we then entered the arena,


where Mr. Steve had booked us into the Sky Lounge for the pre-concert fun.

Although each of the three couples had purchased separate tickets, through a fortuitous sequence of events, we were all able to watch Lady Barbra together in box seats, with a great angle for viewing and singing along.


Streisand photos courtesy of her website

Kicking off a mini European tour, she opened in London, her first time back there in 6 years, where the 71 year old diva amazed us with her incredible voice, still so rich and full of range, after all these years.


During the evening, she was joined onstage by her sister, Roslyn Kind, and her son, Jason Gould, who both performed solos and sang alongside Barbra as well.



She was quite gracious with her time, answering audience questions in an Ask Barbra session, and then knocked our socks off with her music. 

Opening with On a Clear Day, and moving on to both new music and some of the audience favorites like Woman in Love, Evergreen, People and Don't Rain on My Parade, she charmed us and surprised us, I might say, with the clarity and timbre of her voice after all these years. 


And since the concert took place on one of our very last weeks in London, the lyrics of The Way We Were held a special meaning to me.

Memories
Light the corner of my mind....

So it's the laughter,
We will remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were.

Thinking of you, London, and the people who made it so memorable!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Debi, what an incredible evening that must have been! Seeing her in person would be a dream come true. And how delightful that she had her sister and son on stage as well. I didn't know that either of them sang.

    What a wonderful send off for you!

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  2. Wow Debi - that was one fabulous memory at the end of your time in London! You have covered alot of ground while you were the and I have enjoyed reading about your adventures so much! We are heading there in August and I can't wait! xxoo

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  3. when i was in high school, i idolized barbra streisand,
    and my boyfriend (now husband) gave me THREE of her
    albums. true love.

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  4. I cannot believe she is 71. Love her voice.

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  5. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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