Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 7:59 PM

Event: Celine Dion World Tour
Date: 9.8.08
Venue: Verizon Center
Grade: A++++++
For all that know me, I'm an avid listener of music.; GOOD music that is. Last night, thanks to my brother, I had the opportunity to witness a concert like no other. For those individuals who don't know Mellomusic, let me be the first to say, I have an eclectic taste when it comes to my tunes. I think outside the box, & I NEVER limit my ears to whats hip. With that being said, lets get on with this review.
The concert started with an opening act, whom, honestly, could have been waivered. He was a mix between a comedian & singer, who did his best to try to emulate some of the most celebrated artists around, such as Aaron Neville, Usher, Elvis, Willie Nelson, just to name a few. If i didn't know any better, he clearly was a Barack supporter, he threw out countless jabs on the Bush regime. (Vote or Die, BARACK 08) Because I didn't catch the name of the opening act, we'll refer to him as ????. Yea, it was that bad. I was anticipating the phenominal Celine Dion, so his 30 minutes of fame ran its course. Exit stage left! Granted we had to wait 30 mins for the main event to begin, and folks, they seemed like an eternity, but they were WELL WORTH IT.
House lights OUT. I was like a kid in a candy store. It's just something about the main event that gets my blood to flowing. FLASHING LIGHTS, props goes to the production crew! Every screen served its purpose. Backdrops of photoshoots, chronological events leading up to THIS event, you name it, she had it. Baboom, Baboom, Baboom goes my heart as I anxiously await Celine to come on stage.
BOOM! She's here, in a beautiful fuschia dress, commanding everyones attention. She performed a multitude of hits streaming from All By Myself, I'm Your Lady, Because You Loved Me, The Prayer, Man's World (James Brown), just to name a few. In between wardrobe changes, her backup singers & dancers each had their own set to keep the over anxious crowd entertained.
She performed for a solid two hours. Hit after hit. She was full of energy & she fed off of our energy, making her performance one to remember. She ended the show with the tear jerker My Heart Will Go On, laced in a black free flowing dress, the set was real intimate with exceprts from the motion picture Titanic playing in the backdrop. This song gets me every time! I held back the tears, because she sang it with so much emotion. What a way to end the night.
Celine has proven she's at the top of her career. The night was simply magical & worth every dollar spent. She's an icon, and she's simply fabolous. If I had to do it all over again, you already know the answer would be a YES!

1 Comment

  1. Celine is definitely a serious artist. Vocals are always on point and she sells out venues when she comes to town. Good review on the concert, I think I might have to go cop her latest release now.

    Posted on September 10, 2008 at 9:32 AM


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