♥ Saved by an angel in a trench coat!
- Oct 29, 2004
Yes, we got that too. I think she stayed to a pretty tight script. She didn't even give a shout out to NYC. Most performers do, as either they've been here before, are performing at MSG for the first time and know they've reached a moment in their career, or they just know we are a wild & crazy audience.Did Cher provide a 10 minute flashback monologue about turning 40 and appearing on the David Letterman show? I'm wondering if she gives the same speech at every show.
Even Nile Rodgers gave several shouts out to NYC and a special thanks as several of his songs became famous/popular due to being played at the infamous Studio 54 nite club, (just 20 blocks away from MSG,) during the height of the disco era.
And when Nile Rodgers' drummer sang David Bowie's "Let's Dance," a smile lit up my face. (Usually Bowie's songs make me sad now when I hear them, as I feel he was gone too soon. He was only 69 when he died a couple years ago. Just 4 years younger than Cher is now and she's still going strong. And Bowie was about to release another album. So he still had new music in him. ) But, hearing "Let's Dance," reminded me of when I went & heard David Bowie sing it at MSG during his "Serious Moonlight" tour.
Did your concert start at 8pm? Ours started at 7:30. We got there barely on time. I remembered this thread and hoped Cher would start a little late. I forgot Nile Rodgers was opening for her. He was already on when we got there. So I have a feeling he started at 7:25 as people were still coming in. He ended at 8:25. There was a half hour break. And Cher took the stage at 8:55, and played till about 10:30.Nile Rodgers and Chic were the opening act and they played for about 50 minutes, longer than I expected. They were good too. Cher appeared about 9:40 pm, about 45 minutes after Chic ended, and played until about 11:15 pm.